Re: SOC/TECH: Greenstar <--- MUST SEE

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jun 26 2000 - 11:26:38 MDT

Robin Hanson wrote:
> At 10:54 AM 6/26/2000 Greg Burch wrote:
> > > ... Comparisons across poor
> > > countries, regions, and individuals almost never show any substantial
> > > health effect of variations in medical spending or water and sanitation.
> >
> >Actually, I think the e-commerce cost-recoupment idea is also impractical.
> >It seems like "window dressing" for the core idea of making a modular
> >power/water/net/clinic unit.
> Then data I mentioned on the ineffectiveness of water/clinics is relevant.
> That just leaves power/net, which seems very unlikely to be worth $100K.

Do you have any links on those studies for effectiveness of clean water/health

I imagine that the gist of these studies is that the causes of death shift from
it being a direct cause due to no resources available, to an indirect because
too many people survive and overpopulation gets them anyways...

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