Re: MD economics of want and greed 5

From: Wim Nusselder (
Date: Fri Oct 10 2003 - 22:50:02 BST

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    Dear David M.,

    I very much recognize your description of 'our entire society' and share
    your judgement that it is an affront to human beings (10 Oct 2003 21:08:40
    +0100) ... as A possible and valid perspective.

    I have no clue what the expression 'You are on a roll' means. It's not in my
    English-Dutch dictionary.

    You write:
    'We offer people jobs where we should ask them what they want to do. We
    value things more than people. ... We allow all kinds of manipulation of
    people's desires, we force a particular form of education on people, ... Can
    we have a say in what our societies are working towards please.'

    Who are these 'we's'? Are the 'we's' that 'offer', 'value', 'allow', 'force'
    etc. the same people as the one's that would want more say in how our
    societies are organized???

    I think they are. That offers BOTH a potential for change ('we' can
    alternatively choose to 'not offer but ask', 'value people more than
    things', 'forbid manipulation', 'leave people free' etc.) AND shows how
    complicated 'we' are and thus our society (we both do things we don't want
    AND want things to be different).

    In my 'economics of want and greed' project I try to analyze this
    complicated situation and possibilities for change for the better.

    With friendly greetings,


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