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From: Spehro Pefhany
Subject: Re: High Tech economy in the US
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Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 21:03:07 GMT
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On Thu, 16 Jan 2003 21:44:07 +0100, the renowned "Bill Sloman"
>"Spehro Pefhany" wrote in message
>> On Thu, 16 Jan 2003 09:10:50 -0800, the renowned John Larkin
>> >who actually took *two* semisters of freshman economics!
>> Don't you love the application of differential equations to economics,
>> explaining economic cycles (oscillation)?
>> Here's a quote from an e-mail I got from a friend this morning that I
>> think illustrates modern economics...
>> "The outcome of this project was LaRouche's introduction of
>> axiomatically non-linear notions of individual human cognition,
>> explicitly, to that science of physical economy which had been first
>> established by the relevant 1671-1716 work of Gottfried Leibniz. His
>> own work located the determining, non-linear factor in increase of
>> society's potential relative population-density in the relations
>> exemplified by the role of the machine-tool principle in linking
>> proof-of-principle experiments to the development of advanced designs
>> of both products and productive processes."
>> What the f*ck does that mean?
>"I need a pompous introductory paragraph here".
Here's the context:
>The first sentence makes some kind of sense, though "axiomatically
>non-linear notions of human cognition" implies a mathematical model of human
>cognition which has to be oversimplified, granting that human cognition is
>not exactly well understood at the moment.
It's very non-linear. Everyone who is at all creative can agree on
>The second sentence looses me definitively at the phrase "proof of principle
>experiments". The first half of the sentence is apples and the next half is
>pears. It might help if I knew what the phrase "machine-toll principle" was
>intended to imply. At this level of higher bullshit, it ought to mean
>something like "a machine-tool is a tool that you can use to make another
>machine tool" rather like von Neumans' self-replicating robots, but this
>reading doesn't help me much with the rest of the sentence.
I think he's referring to the strategic role of machine tools, as sort
of the seed corn of industry. A view that's considered old-fashioned
these days, perhaps wrongly so. And LaRouche wants to go back to
Bretton-Woods, another old-fashioned notion. Like good corporate
"it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward"
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