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Towards full-world economics
1Some politicians and pundits continue to labour under the delusion that "our way of life is not negotiable." One could point out that the laws of nature are not proposing to "negotiate" on the subject of resource scarcity, any more than the laws of nature will pause to "negotiate" your rate of descent from a very tall building if, midway down, you regret jumping off the roof (nor - and more to the point - will the laws of nature "negotiate" on the subject of your abrupt cessation of descent at the bottom of the building).
I am reminded of Richard Feynman´s
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Aug 18th, 2009 at 04:23:56 AM EST

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