[FoRK] The bee sting theory of poverty
jbone at place.org
Mon Jun 28 22:10:58 PDT 2010
On Jun 28, 2010, at 21:52, "Stephen D. Williams" <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> Don't remember? ;-)
Me, or you? I remember perfectly.
If you don't remember, try the exobrain?
It was during some diffuse discussion of DMU, oh, last coupla years.
Touched on again earlier this year in my attempt to produce a
reasonable definition of progress. Referenced tangentially off and on.
The first post about this book was a detailed review of the book and
To be fair: I can't seem to find via google either and no longer
maintain a local archive. Sorry.
Trust me, though. His argument is simple, elegant, beautifully
stated, and utterly devastating to the Golden Calf of progressives,
diminishing marginal utility.
Then he goes all non-sequitur, attempting to rationalize his own
progressiveness in light of his insight.
Nonetheless, I loved the book for the clarity of his initial arguments.
> Exercise for the reader. Or are you declaring it impossible to
We've already done this exercise, as Russell has kindly reminded us.
I still think it's - that is, what you have presented on the topic -
No sense in rehashing, either.
> * Basic business and exercise acceptable clothing
Oh, and KHAKIS! Gov't Spandex and khakis for everybody!
> * Health care
> * An education past high school
And a pony.
> * Internet
And an Xbox 360.
> * Outdoor play / exercise space (parks, trails, sidewalks)
All for free! Yippee!
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