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The Equation of Life s/rent/mortgage/ or s/rent/landowner’s share of tenant’s crops/ et cetera, et cetera, mutatis mutandi, et ceteraaaa, et ceteraaa

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I can afford to consumeĀ each of chocolate cheese tea/coffee fruit multiple times per week. I think that qualifies me as Pretty Goddam Lucky.

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Change Minds and Grow the Economy

Random thought. If end-of-life health care costs eat up 33% of US health care spending = $850 billion, then that means that if you could make people less afraid of dying and more willing to accept it, you would save … Continue reading

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commodification same hopes & desires same choice of stores the same houses and the same decorations in those houses EFFICIENCY fruit from the other side of the world part II Do our sexual norms derive from the invention of chimneys … Continue reading

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According to some rough estimates, world living standards grew less than 50 percent … from A.D. 1 until the Industrial Revolution. By contrast, they grew a whopping 1,000 to 2,000 percent in the 19th and 20th centuries. Joel Waldfogel

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