[FRIAM] Santa Fe's Sugar Tax

Merle Lefkoff merlelefkoff at gmail.com
Tue Apr 25 20:04:15 EDT 2017

When it came time to cast my vote for President, I was very worried about
the absence of transparency coming out of the Clinton campaign.  Hillary
had obviously been guilty of many breaches of protocol during her time in
the government.  I didn't have the data I needed to refute the obvious
absence of information.  The Trump campaign on the other hand was replete
with data about how successful he had been in his chosen profession.  There
was indeed continual transparency from the candidate himself (not releasing
his tax report was a minor consideration).  So of course I decided to go
against what I THOUGHT I knew--that Hillary was the better choice--and
decided in the absence of data confirming what I THOUGHT I knew--to vote
for Trump.

On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:51 PM, glen ☣ <gepropella at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think one of the useful arguments in this vein is the one often lobbed
> against the concept of a free market.  There is no such thing; and there
> will/can never be such a thing.  So, your question seems to assume there is
> a "true" economy by comparison to the "false" economies (or an upside right
> one vs an upside down one).  What makes you _believe_ ... where lies your
> faith in true or upside right economies?  Maybe your Utopian homunculus has
> broken free of its chains?
> This is, I think, different from the "best of all possible world"... It's
> more like a rejection of a stable landscape.  There are no optima ... or
> perhaps all optima are local (in time, space, and sub-graph)?
> On 04/25/2017 03:22 PM, Steven A Smith wrote:
> > Will we have something like a thermal inversion  where all these false
> economies turn back right side up?  Or is this the "curmudgeon" in me
> thinking it is "wrong-side up".  I suppose there are (Panglossian?)
> arguments to be made: "all is for the best" in the "best of all possible
> worlds <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_of_all_possible_worlds>".   I
> hear this from many of my Trumpian friends (on topics like climate change
> denial, misogyny, etc.)
> --
> ☣ glen
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Merle Lefkoff, Ph.D.
President, Center for Emergent Diplomacy
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Visiting Professor in Integrative Peacebuilding
Saint Paul University
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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