I return to a point that always saddens and annoys me. People so indebted to the economic system that they say there is ‘No such thing as a free lunch.’
They are not entitled to say this unless they are scientists. we are all aware that energy has to be expended to get energy. But in economics all one is ever entitled to say is there ‘ is no such ting as a free lunch within the system.’ And there is a reason this is never said. because the system is so encompassing those who benefit most from it want to make us all think it is a way of life, unalterable and by some design, ‘the way things are.’
There is no invoice for the planet earth, the entirety of everything here is a free gist to us. The economic system itself feeds off a free lunch. Economics is a description of our poor thinking, our lack of altruism and our greed in our dealings with each other. Nothing else.