Re: LA Times - less weapons development

J. R. Molloy (
Sat, 23 Jan 1999 16:00:03 -0800

Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko wrote:
>I thought value exchange without value representation (whoever issues it)
>is for romantics. I'll bet a PC against your cow it will never work
>in any sufficiently complex society.

Every society incorporates sufficient complexity or it would never have emerged as a discrete society. Insufficiently complex societies do not exist, although (sub-complex) adaptive systems can serve as bridges or catalysts to more socio-biologically evolved systems. Consequently, all real societies use money, i.e., a means of exchange, of some form or other. The social contract requires it, does it not? --J. R.