Re: Capitalism, Scarcity, MNT, and the Future

Yak Wax (
Sat, 31 Jan 1998 09:33:05 -0800 (PST)

EvMick wrote:

> > That resource is creativity.
> > And to pay for creativity, another resource which can already be
> > produced in very large quantities with essentially no resource
> > but which, it appears, we will also never have enough of: respect.
> Some years ago James Hogan wrote a novel which addressed this
concept. I was
> greatly impressed by it and think it has significant bearing on a
MNT future.
> If memory serves it was entitle "Voyage to Tommorow" or something
> The "currency" was respect and the commodity was creativity.

If you're not buying and selling lots of the same product, you don't
even need a currency. If
everything that exists is free, then only thing you could possibly
want is something that does not
exist. Thus, by adding a little creativity into the mix it's more
likely to get invented - the
commodity is the currency.


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