Friday, March 27, 2009

Hard boiled down

All the successes of humanity are the result of cooperation for mutual benefit.  All its failures are the result of free-riders exploiting that cooperation.  But the real misery never starts until we put the free-riders in charge of coordinating the cooperation.

Maybe evolution is like picking up nickels in front of a steamroller.

Anything that is too big to fail is too big to exist.

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