Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


Forgot your password?

Comment Re:Ha ha (Score 1) 465

So you mean the rich get richer because since they own the capital, labor and production and there's less of it to go around, then people will pay more for it. And the poor get poorer because since there are plenty of poor offering exactly the same man hours, the cost of labor is relatively less? How is this different from the status quo? If I was in charge why the hell would I want to grow production at exactly the same rate (or more) than population growth? I want my things to be scarce. I think real economics might not work exactly the way you think it does, when government and special interests get involved in the market.

Comment Re:Ha ha (Score 5, Insightful) 465

And we need growth because? Growth is sustainable forever right? How about you think about things instead of just parroting them? Those who benefit from growth are governments and monopolies, because then they can increase their budgets or offset future losses without having to do anything at all. It's the low hanging fruit and that is all it is. One day, you run out of easy fruit and have to do work. Debauching the entire system in order to fool yourself that there is more easy fruit will soon bring the whole tree down on top of you. We are fast approaching population sizes and technological levels where exponential growth is no longer possible (or even desired). Why should our economics not reflect this?

Comment Re:Sad (Score 1) 695

That's not what I mean - I mean about the fact that nothing changes (people pool their resources into 3rd parties giving them power when they really don't have to). Look at google. Google probably isn't the best search engine anymore. It certainly isn't the only one. But absolutely everyone uses Google because they're too lazy to stay on top of research and search engine trends. And when Google brings out a new service, it is instantly adopted (good or bad), because, well, it's google. For example why the hell do I keep coming back to slashdot? Inertia. It's the same shit.

Slashdot Top Deals

The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.