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  • Re: *** June 2012 low content thread ***

    Crazy shit, dude! http://archive.suite101.com/article.cfm/frontier_theory/10037 http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/42/wiles.php
    Posted to General (Forum) by Jackson LaRose on Wed, Jun 13 2012
  • Re: What is Wealth?

    Autolykos, Based on your last response, it seems that you reject the statement in the OP.
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Jackson LaRose on Tue, Jun 12 2012
  • Re: What is Wealth?

    [quoteuser="Anemone"]No, one does not. in primitive societies with limited concepts of money and exchange it would be entirely possible to become considered wealthy on the basis purely of your own labor. Having many wives and children and livestock was considered wealth. Among Hawaiians, a fat belly was wealth, etc. :P[/quote] So, wealth is
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Jackson LaRose on Tue, Jun 12 2012
  • Re: What is Wealth?

    [quoteuser="EmperorNero"]I call these 'free lunch theories'.[/quote] LOL, now that's the pot calling the kettle black! I read some pretty hardcore magical thinking in that Jevon's Paradox thread! Not to beat a dead horse, but what is the endgame of a free market, then? Isn't superabundance of material goods the goal? [quoteuser
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Jackson LaRose on Tue, Jun 12 2012
  • Re: What is Wealth?

    Bogart, Interesting post. Wealth is completely subjective, then? Hmm. Almost seems that economics and morality are inextricably linked then, huh? Great food for thought. Thanks guys.
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Jackson LaRose on Mon, Jun 11 2012
  • Re: What is Wealth?

    [quoteuser="EmperorNero"]I'm using "products" in a very broad sense here. Spending time with your kids is a product, in that you have to expend scarce resources, which you could have used for something else, to produce it.[/quote] I see. My question was based upon a much more literalistic interpretation of "products"
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Jackson LaRose on Mon, Jun 11 2012
  • Re: What is Wealth?

    [quoteuser="Autolykos"]I'd say that exchange is not required to obtain wealth.[/quote] OK. [quoteuser="Autolykos"]I think a caveat of "at the time" should be added. One is free to change his mind later on, but he can't undo the past.[/quote] Makes sense. [quoteuser="Autolykos"]For example, an individual
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Jackson LaRose on Mon, Jun 11 2012
  • Re: What is Wealth?

    [quoteuser="EmperorNero"]Yes. Wealth is useful things like cars and haircuts. They are made abundant only by producing them.[/quote] "Wealth = Products" in all cases? How do you reconcile this with the Subjective Theory of Value? [quoteuser="EmperorNero"]All socialist ideologies are based on the belief that wealth can be
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Jackson LaRose on Mon, Jun 11 2012
  • Re: What is Wealth?

    [quoteuser="Autolykos"]No, I'm treating "exchange" the same way you are. I said that exchange is one type of action.[/quote] Oh, I re-read the passage. I understand now. You roriginal passage doesn't really address the OP, it's just a truism about action always working towards the elimination of want. [quoteuser="Autolykos"
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Jackson LaRose on Mon, Jun 11 2012
  • Re: What is Wealth?

    [quoteuser="excel"]Mostly, I was thinking in terms of how people start up their wealth-generating endeavors. For the most part, materials already exists with which to produce new goods, and it is far easier to exchange for these materials than to produce them yourself.[/quote] Does "wealth" always equate to "goods produced"
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Jackson LaRose on Mon, Jun 11 2012
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