Michael M. Butler (butler@comp*
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 07:37:14 -0700

> On a personal note (peeking around the masks)....Isn't T.A.N.S.T.A.A.F.L.

>a chapter title in the "Moon is a Harsh Mistress" ? On the moon that might

>be true. It certainly has not proven true in our own experiences...unless

>one gets real picky about "free". If picking the food up and eating it is

>considered "free", making dumpster raids behind Pizza Hut would be an

>example of a free lunch.

Have you ever read Hazlitt's "Economics in One Lesson"? "Tanstaafl"

is a useful heuristic and a reminder. _Somebody_ paid for that pizza.

Is that being "picky", or just telling the truth?


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