[ExI] extropy-chat Digest, Vol 55, Issue 2

PJ Manney pjmanney at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 19:45:59 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 11:47 AM, Tom Nowell <nebathenemi at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Meanwhile...$500 billion on...everyone's got a pet
> project that they think would help the world, advance
> human civilisation, do something amazing - and many of
> them have far, far smaller pricetags. Sometimes you've
> got to wonder at the waste of it all.

Actually, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E.
Stiglitz and Harvard professor Linda J. Bilmes, that number is $3
Trillion so far -- and that's supposedly an "excessively conservative"
estimate.  And it's rising.



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