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Very good diary, Jake!

I think we should add what the "empty world" model led to in terms of waste (mis)management and pollution: in this model, we could throw away all the stuff we wanted to get rid of without bothering about the consequences, and we did.

Now, in a "full world", we have to take these "externalities" into account because of their impact on our lives and  on the renewable resources (fish stock, for example). So waste and pollution are also limiting factors in this economy.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Sun Aug 16th, 2009 at 01:02:01 PM EST

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