In loving, living memory, John Melançon 1928 – 2007
[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.
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)