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Michael Edmunds <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 21 Jan 2004 15:02:26 -0500
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The issue in McLuhan's terms would centre more on the aspect of the
technology of money and it's heighten modality.  Not being versed with
Pound I might say that perhaps Pound the artist was able to see the
environmental aspects of money.

  The future looking question would be to ask is money going to
become  less heighten, thereby losing its effect.  Would a world based on
"cold-fusion" for example downplay money and change the rules of averice
and usury.

At 09:40 AM 1/21/2004 -0800, you wrote:
>Yay! Thank you Rick for the info. I'll definitely check it out.  How come
>you know Pound's work so intimately?
>Interesting about 'avarice'.That was what Dickens said was the cause of
>the American civil war, I think. That it all started over taxes, and money
>of course fuels wars. Which, they wouldn't have had any (money or wars) if
>the government hadn't been goosing the economy for several years.
>Interesting to think that the more 'refined' civilization gets, the more
>the government offers and the people make per annum, the more irritable
>and disgruntled it becomes. Sort of like a spoiled child. But I suppose
>that's the nature of lust.
>BTW, do you know of any modern economists who put Pound's philosophy into
>Thanks again, Diana Smith
>Richard Seddon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>I forgot to mention Pound's most important references to Usury. They are
>Canto 45 and
>Canto 51 of "The Cantos"
>Rick Seddon
>McIntosh, NM
>A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious
>question. -Ezra Pound
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