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Re: Philosophers' Walk

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Sun, 25 Apr 1999 11:25:59 EDT

I would tend to disagree about the buildings of today. I would point to
Washington, DC and the buildings there one would say that they were built to
last and not built for the short term.

In the statement "The wasteful lessons learned from the great depression was
'built in obsolesce,' and now we are drowning in our own
effluence/affluence." are you suggesting that America is drowning in our own
prosperity and wealth. Are you saying that any of the buildings and
achievements we make are doomed to fail and are not made for {history}? I'm
not sure of your point.

{Nations and economies which build quality items for the long term are
very vulnerable to depressions and recessions. When all the carefully built
and solidly manufactured items have been sold, the economy collapses.}

Are you saying that a country that has the wealth and money will sell off
everything it has to keep its wealth, even at the cost of its own existence?
Just a thought :)