Challenge #03608-I319: A Bird in the Hand

Instructor: Today, Class, we are going to learn of how wasteful some species, like humans, got in their pre-space-fairing era, and how it is similar to deregger behaviors in our modern times. Please turn your datareader to the articles on Food Waste, and how excess food was sent to rot in refuse pits, simply to keep the prices high, and the belief that it would do more harm than good to feed those who were hungry.

(It's true, too. In the USA, and many other nations, massive amounts of food is thrown into garbage bins, and sometimes things like bleach and other chemicals are thrown on top of it, or guards are put on watch until it rots, all to keep the prices high. Because factories "make too much food" and end up throwing a ton of it away as "waste product" rather than giving it to food banks and helping feeding those who are slowly starving to death.) -- Lessons

They say the love of money is the root of all evil, and they are not wrong. At a certain point, money gains the possessor all they need for comfortable living and reassurance against any given disaster. Beyond that threshhold, the only reason to have more money is to gain points against others who are playing the same game.

Make no mistake, it is a game played with cogniscent lives.

As I explain an era of Terran History, I wish all of you to compare the patterns inherent with the current-day Deregger polities. Their actions, reactions, talking points, and sundry grandstanding.

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