Re: The Economy Of Plenty

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 23:28:31 -0500

James North wrote:
> At 01:51 PM 9/15/97 -0700, you wrote:
> >Eliezer, I'm curious about why you think that no "most marketable good"
> >will emerge in your proposed complex-barter economy. "Most marketable
> >goods" are indistinguishable from money. Gold and silver were the most
> >marketable goods that emerged from barter economies of the past in the
> >Middle East, Europe, China, and elsewhere.
> I'm new to this list and I probably missed the message that started this
> thread. Could the author or someone who's kind, forward it to me?
> <>

Who wrote the "Eliezer, I'm curious" message? I cannot find it anywhere!

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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