Re: gravity and the market, take two

jeff lister (
Sun, 23 Mar 1997 07:57:54 -0700

At 07:45 PM 3/22/97 -0800, Anton Sherwood wrote:
>: > [...] : no group of people is a "point mass"; they all have
>: >internal forces. I'd think of corporations as more like fleets of ships,
>: >of various sizes ...
>: Neither is a star a point mass; it too has internal forces. The analogy can
>: be maitained, could it be that you just didn't like where it was going?
>The internal forces of a star don't affect the symmetry of its gravity field.
>Those of a cluster, on another hand, occasionally eject a member star.

I don't understand. It seems the two hands you describe provide the analogy
with the flexibility you say it lacks. The concept of 'escape velocity'
seems to be analogous to 'internal individual forces' that could 'propell' a
'partical' 'away' from a 'condensing mass.' The concept of 'freedom'
becomes possession of 'escape energy.' One is forced to wonder about the
concept of 'speed limit' and its correlation to sanity.