[extropy-chat] extropy and other forces for good
scerir at libero.it
Sun Feb 1 12:35:58 UTC 2004
> Two Harvard scholars have found that what really stimulates
> economic growth is whether you believe in an afterlife -
> especially hell.
The Vatican has two main sources of income,
the Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR), and
the voluntary contributions known as 'Peter's pence'.
The IOR has attracted some controversy in recent years
through the emergence of huge debts ... and allegations
of corruption, etc. :-)
Hence I suppose that what really stimulates
economic growth is whether one believes ....
in a future, and in a memory.
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