A comic with two characters: a very simple cartoon figure, a short, fat rectangle with dots for eyes, and a very simple cartoon figure, a rectangle with dots for eyes. Character 1 says: 'So, how's that alternative economics of yours going?' Character 2 says: 'Great! I've already decided I'm not going to focus just on money. Money on its own isn't so important.' Character 1 says: 'Um, but the whole point of economics is that it's all about money. That's what economics is.' Character 2 says: 'Not MY economics!' Character 1 says: 'OK, so what's YOUR economics about?' Character 2 says: 'All the stuff you use money to buy! I'm going to map flows of raw materials and products, metals and energy and food and textiles, everything!' Character 1 says: 'That's... a lot of stuff. Even if you could find all that data, how could you possibly organise it, or get useful information out of it?' Character 2 says: 'I'm going to start big, and then work my way down.' Character 1 says: 'Big? How big?' Character 2 says: 'Welp, the sun provides a nice, steady energy flow of 122 petawatts into the Earth's biosphere...'

Rational inquiry 2

A comic with two characters: a very simple cartoon figure, a short, fat rectangle with dots for eyes, and a very simple cartoon figure, a rectangle with dots for eyes. Character 1 says: 'So, how's that alternative economics of yours going?' Character 2 says: 'Great! I've already decided I'm not going to focus just on money. Money on its own isn't so important.' Character 1 says: 'Um, but the whole point of economics is that it's all about money. That's what economics is.' Character 2 says: 'Not MY economics!' Character 1 says: 'OK, so what's YOUR economics about?' Character 2 says: 'All the stuff you use money to buy! I'm going to map flows of raw materials and products, metals and energy and food and textiles, everything!' Character 1 says: 'That's... a lot of stuff. Even if you could find all that data, how could you possibly organise it, or get useful information out of it?' Character 2 says: 'I'm going to start big, and then work my way down.' Character 1 says: 'Big? How big?' Character 2 says: 'Welp, the sun provides a nice, steady energy flow of 122 petawatts into the Earth's biosphere...'

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