Usury Virus Graph

A curious and relevant overhead slide — lovely for its low-tech — seen at the recent “Everyday Digital Money” symposium at UC Irvine. Absent the usury virus, economics looses lots of fluff and gets back to basic human fundamentals for living in the world. By itself, the graph tells a rather vague story — never got to hear exactly what the usury virus might be — but somehow, in the present context, the hashed areas of superfluous pie chunks feels like it could be substituted with overpaid bankers, greedy, wily idiots with MBAs, buffoons who are allowed to take risks without any personal jeopardy, nationalized industries, and people who think they can predict the future.