[ExI] note from a foaf in japan

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Mar 19 18:11:48 UTC 2011

On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 08:47:00AM -0700, Damien Sullivan wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 07:54:54AM -0700, spike wrote:
> > chains, the problem isn't with the CEOs, it is with the consumers: they
> > chose to buy food at the lowest cost source, which doesn't stockpile food in
> > warehouses.  The other problem with the consumer is that they failed to
> > stockpile their own food in sufficient quantities in their own homes.  The
> Spoken in apparently ignorance of how small Japanese homes are.  Not a
> lot of space there.

Apart from doomers, and strange cults, I doubt anyone has
more than a couple days worth of food in the larder anywhere
in the western world. People who lived through World War II
are probably an exception.

Apropos stockpiling: how many of you heat with firewood?
> This thread seems the typical libertarian response, though.  "Humans are
> insufficiently rational for the pure market, let them die off until
> rationality improves."

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