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From Craptocrats to Platypi.

A "Platypus,"is Pirsig's term (in "Lila") for what Kuhn called an anomaly, an aberration that current descriptions cannot explain adequately.

The more anomalies, or platypi, that build up, the more need there is for new descriptions and theories.

I'm in the Platypus business.

We've got mammals (Public) and reptiles (Private) and that's how it is, right? And when we say "Private" we actually mean owned by a dinosaur variant of reptile...(aka a Corporation).

Well, I'm pointing out the existence of a Platypus which is not only not going away but laying its eggs every bloody where.....

The Public sector can only borrow to invest, right?

Well actually, no, and here's a couple of community investment Platypi to prove it

You have to have banks to create credit, right?

Well, 'er actually here's a mutual credit "guarantee society" Platypus and and a production sharing "capital partnership" investment Platypus.

As Joni Mitchell sang

"you don't know what you've gone". The platypus demonstrates that you don't know what you haven't got 'til you see it.....

Let's just point out the Platypi.

PS...and if anyone can lift the image off the article and park it somewhere accessible I'll be their friend for life....

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sat May 10th, 2008 at 01:49:21 PM EST

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