META: Memes and War [was: Tomorrow is a new day]

From: Emil Gilliam (
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 17:22:53 MST

On Nov 8, 2004, at 4:44 PM, David Clark wrote:

> I really have a problem with people talking about the "distribution of
> wealth". Do you believe that "wealth" occurs naturally like fruit on
> the
> trees? There was a time, before the 20th century, when wealth mostly
> accrued from farming. This meant that whoever controlled the land,
> controlled the generation of wealth. Today, very little overall
> wealth is
> derived from agriculture in the Western World even though we all have
> to
> eat. Even the wealth derived from oil, mining, timber and fishing are
> mostly obtained by technology derived not these natural resources but
> from
> modern technology.


This post is more suitable for wta-politics or the Extropy list. Let's
keep the thread more focused.

- List Sniper

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