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Jan 04, 2008


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Good Stuff.

Have you read Envy by Helmet Schoek. He talks about how in traditional societies eveyone is scared to step out of line due to the threat of envy. This prevents economic development, in a similar way to the fear that you discribe. Interestingly, he traces the same social forces through to socialism.

I agree that it would be bizarre, if the impact of our renouncing wealth, was to prevent other countries from experiencing it, while we continue to enjoy the benefits of what we are renouncing.

Michael W. Kruse

Thanks Ron.

I haven't read Schoek. Sounds interesting. I'll look into it.

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