[ExI] Rationality and Irrationality

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 14:22:40 UTC 2007

On Dec 19, 2007 1:50 AM, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:
> I think many would jump on really effective telecommuting even
> faster.  But I did buy a Prius largely because of my former long
> commute.

absolutely.  Any ideas for how to convince employers to abandon their
old-school notion that you're not working unless you're tending your
cube in the farm?

> It is more likely to be the other way around since the developing
> nations have less pre-existing inertia from massive investments in
> petrochemical based internal combustion driven transportation and its
> supporting infrastructure.    Some of those less developed nations are
> also where much of the proven reserves are.  The US is pretty well
> tapped on oil unless we figure out some miraculous way to tap oil shale.

Good point.

> > Yeah, because people like to voluntarily accept unequal taxes :)
> Different subject.   I dream of a time when we refuse to accept taxes
> at all.

I dream of a time when it rains cocoa with marshmallows, but your is
slightly more likely  :)

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