profits for guarding ice wall

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Johannes

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profits for guarding ice wall
« on: October 02, 2008, 06:55:20 AM »
we all know that rational human beings do not do things unless the marginal benefit is equal or greater than the marginal cost...

The cost for defending the ice wall would be enormous... You would have to buy aircraft, employ thousands of men and as far as we know there is no benefit.. Why would anyone want to guard the ice wall?


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Ski

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Re: profits for guarding ice wall
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 06:59:44 AM »
I don't know many people who believe it is actively guarded.
"Never think you can turn over any old falsehood without a terrible squirming of the horrid little population that dwells under it." -O.W. Holmes "Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne.."

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Jack

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Re: profits for guarding ice wall
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 07:17:56 AM »
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The cost for defending the ice wall would be enormous
Erasmus made some calculations for the actual cost assuming the massive structure is indeed guarded by military personnel. The link to his calculations is inside the FAQ.