The Difference Between Science Fiction and Fantasy? SF and Fantasy are so often grouped together; obviously, they share readership. But fantasy is the mother genre, while Sci Fi is the brash offshoot. All literature has deep roots in fantasy, which in turn emerges from the font of our dreams. The difference revolves around the notion of human improvability. Science Fiction considers the possibility of learning and change.
The Unlikeliness of a Positive Sum Society: Oligarchy -- reflects the same old pyramid that failed the test of governance in nearly 100% of previous civilizations, always and invariably stifling creativity while guiding societies to delusion and ruin. It also means a return to zero-sum logic, zero-sum economics, zero-sum leadership thinking, a quashing of nonlinear synergies... the death of the Enlightenment.
A Primer on Supply-Side vs Demand-Side Economics. Absolutely every large-scale forecast made by promoters of Supply Side Economics failed -- diametrically -- without major exception. The uber-rich did not take their tax-break largesse and invest it in innovative/productive equipment. They poured it into either passive investments -- what Adam Smith derided as "rent-seeking" -- or else risky financial instruments and asset bubbles.