Re: A Challenge To All Extropians

J. R. Molloy (
Sat, 2 May 1998 07:02:06 -0700

From: Paul Hughes <>
>IMO the US represents people *very*
poorly because of the huge discrepancy
between the
>number of people in congress versus the
general population - what is it now
450,000 to 1?
>Thus the 40% of wealth you talk about
does not represent the individual very
well at all,
>and might as well be considered theft.

The number of people in Congress may
amount to 1/450,000 of the general
population, but the number of people in
*all* branches, departments,
administrations, districts, bureaus, and
"services" of government amounts to a
ratio more like 1/3.