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Subject:  Re: The New Luxuries Date:  10/11/2000  3:33 PM
Author:  drnonlinear Number:  21460 of 876431

<<Yet another luxury in today's world is free time.>>

Great post! The great revolution of (mostly) free markets has made us so productive that we can generate the surplus necessary to buy the luxury of free time. After all, the one resource that is truly scarce is TIME.

One personal experience that fits in with the theme of this thread: My wife got a big raise a week ago and we thought we'll splurge on some luxury item. The funny (& sort of sad) thing was: we could not come up with anything to spend the money on! We have most things money can buy, & there are very few restaurants that are good enough for our money.

- dr. nonlinear - following my bliss since 1963
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