I think all the friends I make on #Federated social networks are all issues and no #Gaming #Fun; maybe my armpits smell too bad.
When people first started doing Fantasy #Sports via newspapers, paper, pencils, and hand calculators I thought, "whatever #nerds." Then one year (about a decade ago), I tried #Fantasy #Hockey because a nephew's league needed an even number to run the head-to-head style league. It was a lot of fun despite my nephew and his high school friends being willing to #Collude against me during the playoffs.
After that, I ran my first Fantasy #Football #League at work because the other league at work had #Cheating going on. We had lots of fun, and I learned how to tweak the points system so that very experienced #FF Managers didn't have an advantage over the #Newbie who just watches their favorite team on #Sundays, has no #Math #Skills and has nearly no #Computer skills.
As the lone #Developer of a project I'm working on at home right now, it's very hard to find people with an interest in this fun endeavor. It's just as fun to do a non-betting league as it is to do a #Betting league. The most we did when I ran it as a betting league was $20 per #Manager at the start of the season and the payouts were such that half the managers won their money back or more. All the bets were paid back out with no #Vig kept towards the league.
I really wish I knew if people don't know about it, don't care about it, or have strong #Opinions against it.
Woa. #America has been shitty to people for a really long time. Stole back the 40 acres and a mule, AND paid former slave holders for the value of the formerly owned slaves! We were a Trump-style country for a long freaking time.
So true that quality is a better way to live! However, as it's measured, I don't think cheaper inputs to a product or service change the GDP. To avoid double counting they won't measure components made to become part of a final product that a consumer buys; they just measure the price the final product sells at. But, if cheaper inputs lower the final products price they will sell more units and thus raise the total GDP. Is that what you meant?
The theorybiz article has many of the items that I was thinking of, especially the increasing #scarcity. For example, the topsoil in the #USA is being depleted and is a positive in the GDP figures. Increasing the farming quality so that we have no net loss of topsoil should lead to the best possible results in whatever measure is used.