Subject: Re: crux of the essence
From: "Forrest J. Cavalier III" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 22:26:59 -0400 (EDT)

"tony stanco" <> wrote, in part

> The new world of intellectual things are essentially different. They are
> most efficiently produced by inclusion, not exclusion or competition to the
> same degree. It is arguable that traditional economics, therefore, describes
> nothing in the new age and sends us in the wrong direction.  Of course, you
> can disagree and probably do...

I'll leaving the "efficient vs optimal" debate untouched.

But I wouldn't say "describes nothing."

There is still the scarcity of effort needed to create intellectual 
things, (at least until the computers are doing the thinking.)
The incentive (to create) is still essential.