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Posted by deleted 2 years, 11 months ago to Economics
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This is basically for Mike Marotta but anyone can chime in with their 3 cents worth (inflation, ya know).

Just finished re-re-reading 'For Us, The Living' by RAH. Since I know MM is quite knowledgeable about money and economic things, I would like his take on the theory of the economic system RAH propounds in the book. Over to you, Mike.


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  • Posted by Lucky 2 years, 11 months ago
    For Us, the Living: A Comedy of Customs
    Robert A. Heinlein
    written 1939, published 2003

    “You were probably educated in the conventional economic theories of your period which were magnificent and most ingenious, but--if you will pardon my saying so--all wrong.”

    This book is not really a novel but a sexed-up set of economics lectures. One of Heinlein's earliest works, it does not reflect his later thinking.

    A libertarian paradise and paternalistic welfare state is achieved by use of economic theories described in detail. A summary is-
    all economic problems are solved by the government printing and giving away money

    http://www.heinleinsociety.org/newsFU...
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    "Do I have do everything around here?" (not said by Tiger Woods)
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    • Posted by  $  2 years, 11 months ago
      That's kinda the way I took it but then, I'm not known as a profound cogitator Something about it just seemed a bit out of kilter and too much weighted to moochers.
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