Thursday, December 25, 2008

Global Moral Lipodystrophy & the Micro Revolutions


The World is Fat [ sic ] -- some parts anyway

Would you like flies with that? [ sic ]

Lipodystrophy is maldistribution of an individual's body fat, often caused by disease or treatment of a disease such as AIDS/HIV. But it is also a planetary-wide phenomenon as evidenced by the high obesity rates in America and Europe and the very low body-mass indices that prevail among the poor at the "Bottom of the Pyramid" in the Developing World.

In sum, the world is not flat, but fat. In some parts anyway.

Sadly, the space-time continuum or fabric of Planet Earth is hugely pockmarked and grossly distended by deep gravity wells that mal-accumulate wealth, nutrition and economic opportunity. The deepest of these amoral and unduly wealthy gravity sinks is, of course, Wall Street. At the other extreme, "gravity's rainbow" is almost completely absent on the convex, barren and achromatic plains of Africa.

So what liposuction techniques will equilibrate this global and amoral maldistribution of body fat, dietary protein, caloric intake, income and wealth ? What drastic plastic surgery will dermabrade away the scandalous and hideous stretch marks and cellulite of America and Europe?

As Richard Feynman wrote: "There's plenty of room at the bottom."

The answer to this macro imbalance are the various micro mechanisms and paradigms described in this blog, most of which are based on the ubiquity of the cell phone and the low transaction costs of the fully-electronic networks of mobile carriers. Some of these micro-mechanisms are self-funding and markets-based, requiring no charity but only implementation and moral and political will. These new Micro Revolutions include:

(1) the Carbon Micro Credit (CMC)

(2) the Foreign-Aid Micro Credit (FAMC)

(3) the School-lunch Carbon-Micro-Offset Program

(4) Micro Property Rights / Micro Private-Property Rights

(5) Micro-tithing / Micro-charity

(6) Micro Loans / Micro Finance

(7) International Micro Social Security

(8) Micro Medicine or Micro-telemedicine

(9) Micro Education or Micro tele-education, and

(10) Micro________ ? -->> You fill in the blank.

Micro mechanisms and micro paradigms such as these, again, based mainly on the globally ubiquitous cell-phone network, could eventually liposuction excess economic fat and surplus nutrition from America & Europe and redistribute it equitably, accountably and efficiently to the Poor in the Developing World.

Will you be part of these Micro Revolutions and take the moral high-ground? Or, rather, would you like fries with that ?

"Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!"

"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- written December 25th, 1864.

Merry Christmas -- December 25th, 2008

David A. Palella
Chief Carbon Santa

San Diego, CA
tel: 858-793-0741