Tinyman 2004  

On "Night Show with Ernie Price", fuzzy on his poly-sci, Tinyman tried to address the problem. Such things as inequity suggested that the problem lay in any hierarchical ordering. But Price countered with: a more anarchical ordering might engender more suffering than it would eradicate. Well, Tinyman swerved, perhaps it would be more helpful, he wondered desperately, to think in terms of the economic relationships between people. Perhaps an economic system based on sharing, rather than competition, or cooperation, rather than exploitation might, well, work. Together the two men tried to figure out what that would be, and how to figure out how to institute it along with a means of evaluating its success or failure. The studio audience gazed on, mesmerized, as the two intellectuals seriously tried to lay out an agenda for the survival of the human race. Then the show ended, the cameras went down, and a group discussion session spontaneously erupted on the topic of a sustainable, equitable new society. Tinyman was pleased, and he thanked Ernie as his bevy of secret service agents maneuvered him out a side exit into a waiting limousine.

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