Re: Re[2]: ECON: Simon vs Ehrlich

Dan Hook (
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 13:53:23 -0400

> An abstraction just occurred to me related to the above:- that the
> supply is virtually infinite because matter could, at the extremest
> be transformed (recycled?) into oil, if we really wanted it, and had the
> technology.
> Guru George

Actually, we do have the technology. Synthetic motor oil for example. But
that is not the problem. You have to get energy from somewhere to make the
oil. That pesky first law of thermodynamics again....

Dan Hook