Markets in everything

by on March 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm in Economics, Philosophy | Permalink

Jonathan Keats — a San Francisco-based experimental philosopher who has, over the years, sold real estate in the extra dimensions of space-time proposed by string theory (he sold a hundred and seventy-two extra-dimensional lots in the Bay Area in a single day) made an attempt to genetically engineer God.

That's from the March 15 New Yorker, p.23.  You;ll find some confirmations of that claim here.  His recent projects include pornography for plants and television for plants.

W. Buck March 14, 2010 at 12:15 am

Is there some hilarious GOTCHA somewhere or is this as stupid as it sounds. I’d like to hear MR’s take on Derivatives and the function that wealth manipulation instruments serve to the GDP of a modern nation state.

sa March 14, 2010 at 6:47 am

Dude is just trying to get laid.

q March 14, 2010 at 12:06 pm

there’s lots of tail risk out in the nether dimensions, and damn if we don’t need a regulator.

pj March 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Describing the man as a philosopher is inaccurate even though he received a philosophy degree. Performance artist is a more accurate description, and is a better context for understanding the content of this post.

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