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View Diary: ECSTASY - The Tyranny of False Measurement (32 comments)

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    A rigged scale is the hallmark of a dishonest merchant; but changing the scale won't stop the dishonest merchant from finding other ways to cheat customers.  

    GDP doesn't exist in a vacuum.  It serves specific interests: those of the capitalist class, who will continue to use it for their purposes, long after it's been replaced by something else for national policy purposes.  

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