[ExI] The Great Gatsby Curve

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Sat Mar 2 00:58:27 UTC 2019



From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of John Clark
Subject: Re: [ExI] The Great Gatsby Curve


On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 5:35 PM <spike at rainier66.com <mailto:spike at rainier66.com> > wrote:


>> Did that 4.5 billion dollars go away?  Where is it now?


>…The only difference is building pyramids or digging holes would be better public relations than a insanely expensive pleasure craft…


>…John K Clark


Sure, but of course the Egyptian pyramids were built by slaves whereas the boat was built by eager boat builders who were very pleased to have good jobs.


Consider the ancient pyramids and just try to imagine the long-term benefit they have provided, both for the Egyptians and those who visited them.  If those had never been built, how many tourist dollars would they not have Hoovered up?  Over all the years, those pyramids have generated untold billions in revenue, and will continue to do so far into the future, for those who oppose tourism and dislike antiquities have not been able to figure out how to destroy them.








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