Rik van Riel
riel at surriel.com
Sat Jun 17 15:52:05 UTC 2006
On Fri, 16 Jun 2006, Damien Sullivan wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 08:33:49PM -0700, spike wrote:
> > > bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Rik van Riel
> > > Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] Extinctions
> > >
> > > On Sat, 10 Jun 2006, spike wrote:
> > >
> > > > ... it is useless to preach environmental stewardship to hungry
> > > > people..
> > Rich companies and poor farmers are two examples of hungry. I use the term
> > to mean more than lacking food, it also means eager to make money.
> Rich companies don't have the moral case of needing food, though. They
> also have assets and thus more to lose, if someone enforces the law on
Rich companies also have deeper pockets than the government,
which makes enforcing environmental legislation much much
Economics trumps politics most of the time...
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Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan
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