Re: [OPE-L] basics vs. non-basics

From: Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM
Date: Tue Sep 20 2005 - 11:37:00 EDT

> Suppose we have an all agricultural economy and there are bad
> harvests, so bad  that the physical net product is all negative.  This
> is not rationally  predictable, so there is no reason not to engage in
> production.  The following year the harvests could be good and the
> economy could recover.

Phil:  The same circumstance could result in a harvest where the
total  (as distinct from net) product equaled zero.  If that were the case,
then there would be no seed to plant  next year and your all
agricultural economy would be non-reproducible and non-viable.

In solidarity, Jerry

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