[ExI] shelf life of drugs

Jeff Davis jrd1415 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 18:21:40 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 8:39 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

" Wastefulness is all around us, invisible to us because it is always
there, in plain sight, and has always been there.  I urge we all stop,
look around and think about it, early and often.

Waste is the province of the wealthy.  Wealth is an indicator of high
social status.  Thus, being wasteful is an indicator of high social
status.  Perception of high social status(even false perception) is
emotionally compelling.  Thus, being wasteful is emotionally

Only when wastefulness threatens survival will it be set aside in
favor of thrift.  However, modern levels of productivity in "the first
world", suggest that -- barring some apocalypse -- that will never

What can happen is that, broadly, people will be ***forced*** by
reduced income to become thrifty.  Thrift will become socially
acceptable, and people will learn that thrift -- a penny saved is
untaxed, and thus worth **two** pennies earned -- equals good money
management, eventually making the thrifty more prosperous, thus
leading to the desired higher social status.

this process is already in the works.  Less is the new more.

Best, Jeff Davis

     "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                               Ray Charles

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