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Posted by: Gee on March 19, 1999 at 18:30:49:

In Reply to: Proceeding in the world of fantasy posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on March 19, 1999 at 18:07:53:

: SDF: And when the tenants occupying my land refuse to pay my exorbitant rent, I hire an army composed of other tenants, to evict them

Your going to run out of money either way, as your prices wont attract any new tenants to replace the ones who chose not to pay. Just having money to start off with doesnt make you become richer.

: SDF: Perhaps then people will sprout wings and fly. The whole mode of proceeding of this fantasy is to ignore the material basis of roads, the material basis for why people have NO CHOICE but to use them in order to get from point A to point B

Really? If one steps off the side of a road one disappears into the ether?

Again, the road owner cannot survive without making money - he will run out if no one is using the road.

: SDF: And when the people in the village have chopped down all the trees (like they've done in places such as Newfoundland), we will make tables out of round boulders, and use them just like we would the wooden tables.

Or plastic. It may surprise you that humans are innovative wealth creators whose survival is because they adapt and change.

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