15 November 2006

Money on the Tree of Life

wherever a human branch
spends money
light a white star

whose brightness is proportional
to the amount spent

(consumption spending
might need a different color
from investment spending)

note lives whose stars
vary widely in brightness

notice rich and poor neighborhoods

for each human branch

their total available credit
at each moment

and color blue the lowest
red the highest
with a spectrum inbetween

find frugal/misers
whose credit far surpasses
their spending

find catastrophes
where individuals' credit

where it soars