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[ox-en] Re: [ox-en] Re: [ox-en] Re: [ox-en] Re: [ox-en] Re: [ox-en] Re:[ox-en] built-ininfinitegrowth (was: Re:Meaning ofmarkets, scarcity, abundance)

On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 15:56:29 [PHONE NUMBER REMOVED], Gregers Petersen <gp.ioa> wrote:

If you don't help me I cannot help you.

Sorry if I misunderstand your intentions but it's not clear how what
knowing I have read
will you explain the point you are trying to argue. Assume I have read

Well, if the competition is based on always giving more than received it
does, no?

Why do you keep making the assumption that competition is only about
'giving more than you have recieved'?

I don't, this is the kind of competition that I used potlatch as an example

I'm not stating that your belief is false (though, I might have doubts
about your argument), but simply stated that you cannot build the
argument on the statement that 'kula' is money.

Kula, IIRC, was used a component of prestige exchange, which "big men" used
as part of
ritualized circulation. Please explain what you think I should know that
goes beyond this and
how this knowledge would change my understanding of the origins of money.

On the opther hand, you
seem uninterested in asking the obvious question (which you edited out
in the qoutes from my prior reply).

Trimming repsonses is a good practice and not "editing out," I am not
editing your contributions, 
only responding to them.

If I have missed an important question, please feel free to ask it again. 

You have to do some of the work yourselves - and this could include
looking through 'google', wikipedia or going to your local library.

I see, so the the work that I am doing is obviously not as useful as the
work you think 
I should be doing. I wonder how you expect me to know that is true.

Normally it is expected that _you_ do the work to explain and apply _your_
own arguments.

Dmytri Kleiner
editing text files since 1981

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