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Every Exchange a Willing Exchange

[very disorganized and the tangents need to be re-planted elsewhere but there's good stuff here]

An unabashed Milton Friedman acolyte made the point (a quotation?) that as long as exchanges are freely made between people, the net benefit has to be positive by definition.

Yes-- exactly-- but-- and there is a huge but-- there's little practical difference between a force-coerced exchange and an economic-coerced exchange. Indeed, it's the history and present of inequality to use force to back up the imposition of economic injustice.

Lisa Gansky at Web 2.0 Summit 2010 in San Francisco

Lisa Gansky
http://meshing.it

angel investor, advisor

here because she wrote a book, one of the more interesting business books of the last year- The Mesh

skipped the slide of two rabbits -- 'too long a story'

in nature, waste = food

waste from one system becomes the food or input of another system

what percentage of the day do we use our cars? 8%. [And it's only that high because of the waste of traffic jams!]

delight is contagious (and so is its evil twin)

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