[ExI] the formerly rich and their larvae...
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 01:17:38 UTC 2008
On Feb 12, 2008 12:42 PM, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:
> Would in fact you be in favor of an "improvement" in technology
> or in society that caused each person earning D dollars to rise
> to wealth e^D dollars? True, everyone would be vastly richer,
> by my God, the gap between the rich and the poor would become
> truly astronomical! Could you stand it?
### You mean, I would have more money (inflation-adjusted, I assume?)
than was made in the whole history of the Earth, maybe even in the
whole galaxy?! That's a no-brainer!
I would be genuinely baffled by anybody who would refuse his e^D
dollars only so that Mr Gates doesn't get e^(D+10e10) dollars. This
would be painfully stupid, not to mention criminally destructive.
Lee, just tell me who to call to get in this get-everybody-rich-quick
scheme and I'll handle the negotiations.
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