Zen and the Art of Funk Capitalism

A General Theory of Fallibility

by Karun Philip



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/15/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9780595205141
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781469701738

About the Book

A Cure for Poverty?

This book provides a new explanation of why capitalism succeeds where it does, yet fails to achieve universal welfare as its most vocal proponents claim it ought to. By looking at the issue of the meta-knowledge problem—how disadvantaged people do not know how to find out what knowledge is valuable, where to acquire it, and how to finance it—the book discovers the core reason for enduring poverty of entire communities. The book starts with a core axiom that knowledge is fallible (and meta-knowledge even more so) and discusses the implications of that for ideas in welfare, education, entrepreneurship, banking, law, ethics and religion.

In its Appendix, entitled "A Rationalist's Guide to Religion" the book provides an interpretation of the world's major faiths in light of the fallibility axiom.

About the Author

Karun Philip is the co-founder of Tranquilmoney, Inc., a New York based software company. He earlier founded and ultimately sold MM Imagine Technologies Private Limited, a back office outsourcing company based in Chennai, India, to Tranquilmoney, Inc. in exchange for his stake in the new company.