pensions and natality

Odile Bénassy
Wed, 14 Apr 1999 15:41:22 +0200

Francois-Rene Rideau wrote:

> Consider the sum of available riches (specifically NOT any kind money,
> unless it be considered by its sole intrinsic value; rather, consider
> food, clothes, tools, furniture, buildings, factories, infrastructure, etc)
> in a country, and its evolution over time.

What is "riches" ?
Are disease, bad time, pollution,... to be counted in negative,
substracted riches sum ?
If so, the axiom below will have a more conceptual meaning, because you
could doubt of its rightness, depending on which country you consider.
> First proposition: there can only be life and civilization if the sum of
> available riches is positive. Take it as an axiom, if needed.
> ...

Odile Bénassy,
fonctionnaire, Orléans, France