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  •  What about when the goods and services themselves (1+ / 0-)
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    are the waste?  A stay-at-home mom isn't contributing to GDP, but if she gets divorced (cha-ching), takes a job (cha-ching), and hire a day-care (cha-ching), now GDP just went up.  So an increase in economic activity and GDP is also a decrease in quality of life.

    BTW - monetary economic behavior that involves trade and exchange isn't about avoiding waste, it is about terminating relationships:  I paid you, now go away.  Minimizing waste is in the eye of the beholder.

    and their contempt for the Latin schools was applauded by Theodoric himself, who gratified their prejudices, or his own, by declaring that the child who had trembled at a rod would never dare to look upon a sword.

    by ban48 on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 01:45:25 PM PST

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