Re: BOOK: The Mystery of Capital

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Sat Oct 20 2001 - 10:25:09 MDT


From: "Mike Lorrey" <mlorrey@datamann.com>
> Here's a new theory: Countries in need of development attack the US
> because they want us to bomb the hell out of them and rebuild them
> afterwards... ;)

Recently Key West began a campaign to secede from the US, after which they
planned to declare war on the mainland, then surrender, then all the conches
(as residents of Key West are known) could get rich selling subsidized shell
crops and key lime pie to tourists. They got as far as composing a petition
and designing a flag when they realized they were already subsidized by
tourists who outnumbered residents two to one.
The real mystery isn't capital, it's how people can be enthralled by silly
ideas... especially such silly ones as communism.


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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.



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