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 If, by that, one is postulating a dynamic system where all State/Condition variables and constants give rise to a dynamic stasis.  The key word there is "dynamic."

intriguingly paradoxical.

it brings to mind a comment someone made to me that there was a long period of british history where not much happened, all the records are there, and inspection reveals a normal, humdrum period of peace in the shires.

meanwhile the continent was knee deep in carnage.

something to do with being an island, i guess.

anyway, i was speculating how to the brits, that period wasn't dull at all, there was plenty to do and reasons to do it, without invaders breathing down their necks, or social upheavals. in fact the everyday might have been much more fully lived in a healthy way, without those unpleasant distractions the history books are so full of.

a steady state society would aim for this, consciously, imo.

in some discussions here, i seem to remember taking away a figure of 4% as annual natural yield resource multiplication, if those resources are stewarded responsibly.

if we learned to be happy with that, we could have our precious growth, just like if banking returned to being boring, they could still live well without scamming us.

looking at the way things are panning out now, 4% seems amazingly generous, but in a global atmosphere where madoff-like profits were touted as the new norm, it seems like....b-o-r-i-n-g.

eating the seedcorn, burning the furniture, all about us, wanna wanna wanna.

what will it take to make us grow up and harmonise our existence with our habitat, instead of cudgelling it into subjugation?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Apr 15th, 2010 at 02:45:19 PM EST
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