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2014-01-03 15:51:23

The 18th century writer Adam Smith provided a workable metaphor for the way society utilizes resources.

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"Money, it's a gas," says the sixties rock group Pink Floyd in their song "Money."


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.