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Jevons Paradox

Jevons Paradox
April 14, 2012, 06:45:48 AM
Common sense suggests that as efficiencies rise in the use of a resource, the consumption goes down. Jevons Paradox posits that efficiencies actually drive up usage, and we're already seeing examples of this: our computers are faster than ever and we have more bandwidth than ever, yet our machines are often slow and have trouble connecting. The more we have, the even more we use.


That which is available gets used.

Nature abhors a vacuum, etc.

But what does this mean about welfare? Education? All attempts to raise up the lower?

Exactly: they artificially create a new audience to use those resources.

Re: Jevons Paradox
April 14, 2012, 08:40:07 AM
Raising up is leveling. Bringing down is leveling. The inevitable result of equality is leveling, because equality can not exist between different levels. However, this is only a temporary solution. Material equality does not exist between life. Material equality is only possible with mass produced objects or the dead.

Equality's inevitable result is death, though society is attempting mass production first.