Re: "Save the poor children" and "Pyramids"

E. Shaun Russell (
Sat, 3 May 1997 15:26:26 -0700 (PDT)

Erik Moeller wrote:

>> The thing that will help the poor worldwide far more than anything
>> else is economic development
>> [...]
>I can't talk for Extropians, but I can talk for myself. And I know that
>economy and free markets is what makes those people poor. Liberating
>markets even more would replace one system of injustice with another one
>much worse.

Come now, Erik. First of all, I must comment that you are speaking
on the extropian list about a fundamental list ideal...a general faux pas.
You are most certainly entitled to your own beliefs, but the tone in which
you are conveying them appears to be one of condescension.

Second of all, if you are going to persist in ethical arguments,
please back your posts up with some facts as well as opinion. As the posts
stand now, they seem to be more ranting and raving about personal thoughts
than fact-based economical arguments. Please consider what other people
have to say, rather than charging ahead with set ethics. Most of all, keep
your mind likes a cynic.


-E. Shaun Russell

E. Shaun Russell Poet, Musician and Extropic Artist.
"You know what is right for Transhumanities editor for Homo Excelsior
you-- what it is is true"