I was driving home most of the day yesterday from Lake Oconee Georgia and was separated from the NFL experience. I woke up this morning, and before I could think of anything in particular, an awful feeling came over me that Tim Tebow and the Broncos defeated the San Diego Chargers. I wasn't even thinking about football. I checked the scores on my phone and saw the Broncos defeated my Chargers +3 in overtime. Hmmm.
Here is a comforting thought. Nothing transcends the present.
I was speaking to an Economics Professor over Thanksgiving. I expressed disapproval of shipping jobs overseas to countries with poor human rights records and few laws that protect workers. He said, "So you assign infinite value to that?" He was referring to an Economics concept that is supposed to be absurd. I told him, "Yes. It's a qualitative difference." He disagreed with the rationality of that. I added that keeping our jobs here would not have in an infinite economic result anyway.
This guy reminds me of me when I was in 5th grade playing with my army men. I'd build structures and put them in there. Get on my hands and knees to look at my army men in their forts and houses. I wanted to imagine a world from their perspective. I think many Economists imagine they're money being exchanged in an economy reflecting economic formulas: money with no heart and clueless on the value of a human being and moral principles.
Every time we assign infinite value to something, we're being typical, ill defined, hard to formulate human beings. Yea! Go humans!