I bounced to this article when reading some of Robin Hanson's works. I think that even though he has an eclectic background, his economics work has led him to do what all economists do: focus on delusions of humans and money rather than on core usefulness of resources and life itself. Humans seem to have been deluding themselves since civilization isolated us from natural risks and responsibilities. That 'feature' of civilization is the self-hiding habit that people cannot overcome in polite society. Spend some time with people living off the land where there is limited focus on image and images of artifice, and you find an openness and peace that just can't be allowed in civilization's competitively deceitful and self-deluding systems.