On a slightly more serious note, I find myself in a quandry. Caught on the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand, I’d like to see the economy pick up more, especially on the employment side, for all sorts of reasons too obvious to need explication. On the other hand, I worry that the kind of economy we have now is heading for environmental disaster. Somehow we have to figure out how to create a sustainable and prosperous economic system. And for the whole world, not just for us here in the First World. If you take the average energy use of someone in the US and multiply it by the total world population, you get a number that is not sustainable. I’m inclined to think that neither traditional capitalism nor traditional socialism can figure this out. We need an entirely new model.