[FoRK] Time Asymmetry of Government: Terminal Stage Approaching

Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca
Fri May 28 21:33:11 PDT 2010

--- On Fri, 5/28/10, Bill Stoddard <wgstoddard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/28/10 11:53 AM, Jeff Bone wrote:
> > Clearly if the former is true, the second is
> true;  government institutions are human
> institutions.  Re:  the end being "near" --- that
> depends on the meaning of "end" and "near."  I suspect
> that you are taking a rather rigid interpretation of
> both;  my read of the article, which may admittedly be
> a bit generous, is that "end" means "changed significantly"
> and "near" means "cannot maintain current state without such
> change for much longer, i.e., within the order of a
> generation."
> > 
> >
> Reminded of the quote  'The market can remain
> irrational for longer than you can remain solvent.'
> However, if you believe peak oil is near and that the
> downward slope of the decline after peak is steep as some
> have suggested, then lots of fun changes lie just 'round the
> corner.  The tea party people may take over, and they
> may more closely resemble Mao than Rand in their statist
> proclivities.  Stay tuned...

It will be interesting to see which hits first and hardest: peak liquid energy, fresh water shortages, the financial industry sticking their foot in it again or our government increasing their impacts. Or a perfect storm of some or all of the above.


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