[FoRK] G0 (response to ES)
jbone at place.org
Tue Nov 2 11:16:00 PST 2004
> > , but... even if that's not the case I'm at peace with the outcome.
> Wanker. You're just going to lay down and take the beating aren't you?
> > I've done my part and placed my bets.
> Even if you lose those bets, your part will not yet be close to done.
> fact, it may be just the beginning of your part.
I merely meant "pre-election." I think we hit a point of diminishing
returns in the "memetic engineering" space some time last week...
> > I think
> > this country - and the world - is resilient enough to make it another
> > four years. [...]
> Uhmmm, sorry, no. Another four years of spending like we have seen in
> the last four will do substantial damage to the economy and ruin the
> credit rating of the US for decades to come.
No doubt it'll be rough if he's re-elected / unshackled. But my
thinking on this has become much like my circa 2 years or so Zen-like
gestalt about Microsoft: in the long run, "markets" work and things
like M$'s monopoly --- and like the pendulum swing to the "right" in
America of late --- are self-correcting. That's not to say that
"markets" operate in human timeframes, though; there's certainly
plenty of "hurt" caused by these short term imbalances. My statement
was rather that there's a kind of equilibrium and it's unlikely to be
long-term disrupted. If capital and progress flee America --- well, so
be it, let it seek a friendlier home. Conversely, per America and
Americans: you can lead the horse to water... Last observation: I'm
becoming convinced that incidence of path dependency in many systems
are short-term measurement aberrations.
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