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Maybe I am weird, but I find this to be completely obvious.

I don't think you're weird, it seemed obvious to me once I heard it and gave it some thought. It just wasn't something that I ever thought of before. I've just been a hamster on the wheel, saving as much as I can towards my future financial independence without thinking about the macro-picture.

I also understand the concept that savings can increase productivity through capital investment. The one concern I have with this is that it assumes that cheap energy will continue to be available. I don't take that as a given anymore. You can only increase your productivity to some theoretical maximum efficiency where you are limited by energy costs. All of the investment in faster computers and more powerful machines means very little if the power to run them becomes too expensive.

Long, long term, I see investment in alternative sources of energy as the ones we want to be making. Of course you all know what they say about the long term.

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