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Economics for Superheroes

08 Jun 2006 04:10 #5737 by yaracyrrah
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How could Superman (or a superwoman, natch) do the *most* good with his/her powers?

www.janegalt.net/blog/archives/005787.html

Maybe no one else will find this amusing or stimulating. <shrug>.

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09 Jun 2006 03:54 #5744 by Jabbrwock
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Moderately amusing. The real problem is that even an amazingly powerful and totally incorruptable being can't solve our problems, because we are our problems. Contrary to what the article says, probably the best use of Superman's powers would be, well, pretty much what he does - act as a symbol. Yeah, the fighting crime part is pretty meaningless, and stopping criminal supergeniuses and alien invasions is not a full time occupation in the real world, but being a living example that it possible to have power and not be corrupted by it in a world where the opposite example is so prolific is a contribution it is hard to overstate.

There are real world solutions to most problems in the world, including political corruption. What we lack is real world solutions to the source of these problems - our own worse nature so often winning out over our better nature.

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09 Jun 2006 04:23 #5745 by argonaut
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Well said!

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13 Jun 2006 16:00 #5785 by WhitePaw
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Remember kids: karioke is NEVER the answer.

Those who know me know. I'll spare the rest of you the rest of it.

Wuv,
-Whitepaw.

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