Yeah, I'm with you on that. One of my unwritten books is an attempt to
create a moral philosophy that is compatible with - but not driven by - free
market economics. Sort of like Gilder's Soul of Silicon idea.
I know everyone claims free market economics is value-neutral, which
strictly speaking may be true. But like many other sciences, a lot of
people make the leap that "whatever can't be measured doesn't matter."
Which is really a question of values (moral philosophy) not science.
One of these days...
Ernest Prabhakar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Darwin Product Manager, Apple Computer, Inc.