Friday, May 29, 2009

Alien Technology and Economic Growth: Lessons from Solow

(Guest Post from Metropolis)

From:  Tales to Astonish #62 by Lee and Ditko.  Reprinted from http://www.quickstopentertainment.com/comics101/17.html
Ever wonder why people in comics aren't teleporting to work, watching TV through a personal projection device while walking down the street, or attending seminars hosted by an android via group-telepathy?

Instead, the worlds in our favorite comics still have potholes, poverty, and petroleum-powered cars. In fact, aside from the occasional reality-bending crisis involving metahumans, it’s hard to distinguish our world from theirs in terms of technological progress or standards of living. This begs the question of what happens to all the alien wreckage after the Justice League fends off another alien invasion, or to the abandoned spaceships when interplanetary thugs with a grudge against Superman land on Earth. Do men in black immediately cart them off to secret government facilities and weaponize them? If so, then these governments are doing a great disservice to their people. The fastest way to achieve economic growth is through the free and unfettered dissemination of knowledge. Governments should encourage the private sector to develop commercial uses for all the space junk that winds up on earth, thereby simultaneously increasing both the capital stock and total factor productivity.

Aside from physical capital, economies must take advantage of their human capital to grow. But even with metahumans this is a tricky proposition. In an earlier post Mark discussed the potential benefits of having mutants performing tasks such as construction if they ever took a break from blowing stuff up. However, looking at economic development through the lens of the Solow model I feel that these mutants may ultimately prove unable to increase long-run living standards. Any effect that Magneto may have on productivity will only temporarily move the economy to a higher steady-state output per person (y/n). With his death the economy will move back to where it was (and probably experience some unpleasant distortions during the transition). The reason is that Magneto is essentially no different than a tractor or any other piece of capital equipment. He ages, depreciates and eventually dies. More importantly however, is the basic result of the Solow model: sustained growth in y/n can only be achieved if there is concurrent growth in our stock of knowledge and technology, something Magneto cannot contribute to. Without technological change, the economy will eventually reach a steady-state level of y/n and all growth will cease. Even so, the Marvel universe does have one ace in the hole, and he’s got a big green head!

Samuel Sterns was just an average Joe working at a chemical plant when he was exposed to massive amounts of gamma radiation. Thus was born The Leader, a villain whose only real power is superhuman intellect (maybe some telekinesis, but whatever). This guy probably has enough ideas in his head to keep scientists busy for millennia. Imagine the technological advancements that could be made if the government hooked him up with a research position! And if there’s one Leader, then it’s possible to have more metahumans with precariously large crania. Given the right incentives, maybe some of these bums turned mutant geniuses will come up with life-enhancing inventions like 3D holographs or a flying car. There should be grants and subsidies to promote their research activities and encourage investment into new technologies, so guys with green skin and giant brains can yell at MIT grad students instead of toppling civilization with armies of plastic humanoids.

Finally, aside from investment from within our planet, economic growth can be sped along by Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows from other civilizations. But what’s surprising is that with an entire galaxy of highly advanced civilizations, no interplanetary investment seems to be reaching earth. Capital should flow to where its return is highest. Being mere humans in a giant multiverse of galactic powers, it’s a fair assumption that earth is an LDP (less developed planet) with a comparatively small capital stock. According to the Solow model, alien entrepreneurs should be jumping at the opportunity to invest in Earth. Add a growing stock of technology from metahumans and falling debris and you can get productivity and standards of living rising indefinitely. The only thing I can think of that deters aliens from investing is the unstable sociopolitical climate. I mean, who really wants to deal with the risks of a Luthor presidency or an Emperor Joker? It seems that now, more than ever, the earth needs superheroes to stamp out crime so that other planets might feel safer about their investments.

Even without additional capital inflows, all people on comic book earth have a real shot at modernizing if the proper steps are taken. And it’s not just the responsibility of the governments, but also of the superheroes. The Green Lanterns have access to technology and information from all the planets in the galaxy. Superman can travel through space and time almost instantaneously and in fact spends much of that time in the 31st century with the League of Superheroes. It’s about time some of this technology makes it back to Earth.

After all, maybe one of those alien spaceships had a toilet that could conserve water more efficiently, or something. It can’t all be hyperdrive this and giant laser cannon that!

193 comments:

Mike@PVL said...

I always kind of wondered this. I read casually, but have noticed that Reed Richards has gotten ridiculously smart over the years, so you have a leader-like brain w/o the super-villainy problem. Is he just too busy stopping Dr. Doom to make some newer, better iPhone or solar panel? See also Forge of X-Men fame. Quit wrenching on the Blackbird and make us a viable electric car.

This is one of the cooler things about Watchmen, Dr. Manhattan's presence changes the time-line so that there are electric cars and blimps and fancy gadgets he produced.

Maybe alien societies have a prime directive-type rule that prevents direct investment in earth? Or Uatu prevents interference? (except there is always interference)

hatBOX said...

It would mean a net inflow into earth(I say net, but seriously in the comic book world we normally dont have anything to offer), but what would they want in return? Invincible and the Viltrumites comes to mind - the super bastards.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

Question - couldn't the Magneto problem you brought up be solved by the fact that we've seen multiple Mutants who possess the same powers? I.E., we've seen at least two Mutants who have magnetic powers (Magneto and Polaris). Couldn't it be argued that while some may not necessarily be as powerful as Magneto is with such abilities, that some Mutant or Metahuman abilities could still be taken advantage of in a market? Super-strength alone has numerous uses both in humanitarian purposes as well as in the construction industry.

Anonymous said...

I think what the man from metropolis is getting at is that there are certainly short-term benefits to utilizing mutants in the economy. However, continued growth is unsustainable in the long run unless technology advances too. Its like teaching a man to fish instead of giving him a fish (maybe aquaman could help with that).

Ben said...

Better toilets you say?

Marcelo Rinesi said...

Although most individual mutants eventually age and die, the offspring of most mutants in the Marvel Universe also seems to carry the mutant gene, so the per capita productivity of Earth should grow provided the mutants/baselines population ratio does. Individuals are like tractors, but the mutant gene isn't.

Ben said...

Marcelo, the difference is that a tractor cannot choose whether or not it wants to be a tractor. It is created as capital and it stays as capital depreciating in value and until the time it is destroyed and replaced by another tractor. Just because Jean Grey chooses to help out by using her telekinesis to raise a barn doesn't mean Cable isn't going to want to be a painter.

Anonymous said...

Earth does interest alien entrepreneurs, but this interest manifests as conquest attempts, which are systematically fought off by superheroes.

The Skrulls have been trying to "invest" in Earth for decades.

Gerald Fnord said...

Good points about the children of mutants but:

1.) Hasn't Magneto been cloned, maybe _twice_? (Maybe we don't have access to that tech?)

2.) The question of a mutant's _wanting_ to use her powers constructively is addressable simply by removing any kind of safety-net for anyone, mere-hume or mutant. That's how our system can get the best from people, merely by implicitly threatening them with hunger, exposure, and disease. If things aren't bad enough, then some regressive tax to push people (and Things) to the wall faster would serve. (Even the worst non-classical [jazz?] liberal will see the need to cut off the humans as well, 'Lest Mutants Sham' as the old Jack Kirby two-pager announced).

Ben said...

Gerald,

See issues related to City of Genosha. The problem with threatening and subjugating people with super powers is that sometimes they do something about it.

MrDave2176 said...

the comic Top Ten shows a world where the impact of supers is keenly felt. Just FYI.

In the Marvel universe the Kree, the Skrull, the Eternals, and the Shi'ar have all invested in Earth by starting colonies. Some of these colonies (the Inhumans, Wundagore, the Savage Land) have thrived while others have been lost to time.

In the DC universe the Dominators invested a lot in trying to unlock the very "genetic anomaly" that makes Earth supers have the range of abilities they do. Presumably in order to propagate the same through their own race (but frankly IIRC it was to eliminate it).

Alan said...

As I recall, in The Dark Knight Returns, the superheroes have either been driven outside the society or coerced into it, and (for example) The Flash spends a big chunk of his time running around a hamster wheel generating power for the city.

Serious power--power great enough to actually make a major difference--must plausibly be contained or it will dominate. If the superheroes were not spending all their time fighting supervillains they would be taking over the world (cf. The Watchmen) or being controlled, probably unpleasantly, for society's good.

Power eventually is used; even if we can somehow have a majority of power users internally constrained, eventually it will come out.

We know there is no magic because we are not ruled by wizards; we know there is no ESP because we are not ruled by psychic mutants; and we know there are no superheroes because we are not living in the world of the Watchmen.

Ogrebear said...

Not just the Leader, what about The Thinker, Amadeus Cho, Walter Langokski, Owen Reece, Doc Oct, Madison Jeffries, Dr McCoy etc?

All these powerful brains really should be being utilized on the worlds problems instead of sitting around in jail or building crap for their teams.

The under utilization of resources in the Marvel U is amazing.

But I guess if they broke out the Big Brains and solved the worlds problems- well it would not be the 'world outside our window' any more. See also Aberrant rpg, Fantastic Four Big Town, and the aforementioned Watchman.

Then again Reed Richards did make a plan to 'solve everything' and it ended up with the Illuminanti, Civil War, and the so-called World War Hulk.

driftwood68 said...

I love your blog. Two questions:
1. Do you think that a lot of the issues you discuss are related to the limits of the storytelling? i.e.- it's hard to write characters that "realistically" alter the regular universe they inhabit as opposed to using a new universe as the starting point. Personally, I think Powers by Oeming and Bendis did a good job of how showing how superheroes affect the everyday lives of the rest of us.
2. Just an idea, but it may be interesting to discuss chronic poverty and governance in Eric Powell's The Goon, another fantastic series.

-Brad Soule

Matthew said...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ReedRichardsIsUseless

David said...

So once again, the Solow model falls apart because it fails to take into account the RISK associated with high return. If you were an alien, would you put your money on us: a world that is a drop of a hat away from blowing itself up? If you answered yes, then ask yourself this: why isn't every cent of your money invested in Uganda, Tajikistan, or some other unstable third world country?

Allen Smithee said...

I have a question:
How does an alien invest 'capital' into the Earth economy? I foresee the following issues with investing:

1)It can't wire transfer 'money' (since inter-planetary/galactic money would be as good as monopoly money).

2) The alien would need to have a precious earth metal, which might not be abundant in its home planet / system.

3) For inter-planetary 'money' (cash / electronic) to be invested in Earth, we would need to be a part of an inter planetary/galactic monetary federation (so what would we follow, a gold-based / similar system? If not, which planet would host the reserve currency?).

Similar argument for a stock / security exchange.

The only way I can think of enabling alien investment is through granting them economic rights for technology exchange (and then again, all the above problems need to be sorted out).

Scott said...

@Smithee:

Given that a galactic economy is surely going to be far larger than that of Earth, I think that you're approaching the problem all wrong.

Handing us galactic credits or whatever makes no sense without also allowing us access to the galactic markets, those credits will be *better* than gold (especially if some alien race has transmutation technology). After all, those who accepted credits as payment for Earth goods would be able to purchase things completely unavailable on Earth.

On the other hand, if the aliens don't wish to allow us unfettered access to their markets, they can always go the beads and mirrors route, bartering specific alien hardware (or formulae or manufacturing instructions if they're being nice) for untold sums of Earth cash, then turning around and buying up real estate, stocks, whatever.

quba said...

Hi,

We have just added your latest post "Ecocomics: Alien Technology and Economic Growth" to our Directory of Science . You can check the

inclusion of the post here . We are

delighted to invite you to submit all your future posts to the directory and get a huge base of visitors to

your website.


Warm Regards

Scienz.info Team

http://www.scienz.info

Kenali dan Kunjungi Objek Wisata di Pandeglang said...

Kenali dan Kunjungi Objek Wisata di Pandeglang
Keyword Kenali Pandeglang
Mohon dukungannya yach....?!
Semangat..semangat..!!
Agar terjalin tali silaturrahmi di antara kita.
Pandeglang telah hilang Kenali Si Dunia Aneh
Mari bersama DesigN and TechnologY dalam kontes Kenali dan Kunjungi Objek Wisata di Pandeglang

Dissertation Writing said...

Wonderful post, thanks for putting this together! "This is obviously one great post. Thanks for the valuable information and insights you have so provided here. Keep it up!"
------------------------------------------------
Dissertation Writing | Dissertation Advice

marry said...

Blogs are so informative where we get lots of information on any topic. Nice job keep it up!!
_____________________________

Media Dissertation

Sheldon said...

This would mean a net inflow into the Earth (I say network, but serious comic world, we generally do not have any benefits), but what they want in return? Invincible and Viltrumites thought - super jerk. SEO Services Social Bookmarking Submission Blog Posting Services

KATIE DOYLE said...

The blogger is Huge network for blogging i get lots of interesting information from here, hope blogger will modify and increase attributes to make it simpler.

Dissertation Writing | Dissertation Topics

preety said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Aria Kerry said...

I think what the man from metropolis is getting at is that there are certainly short-term benefits to utilizing mutants in the economy.

online website design | web design | free website design | Realsoft Technologies

victor peterson said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

ARE YOU FED UP BY SEARCHING FOR A GOOD COLLEGE AND GOOD EDUCATION? DON’T WASTE YOUR
VALUABLE TIME, WE PROVIDE YOU DETAILS OF GOOD EDUCATIONAL COLLEGES AND OUR EXPERTS
WILL GIVE YOU GOOD COUNSELING ABOUT YOUR FUTURE. SO GO AHEAD AND click here

HAVE A BRIGHT FURTRE.

THANQ

replica jerseys said...

Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. ,a good news for all of you,we are retired nfl player who now owes a replica jerseyswebsite,especially we do wholesale replica nfl jerseys,please check out our website.

essay writing said...

you have great articles, i always red them it give us a great knowledge thanks for sharing your information and its my pleasure to comment on your blog

Generic Viagra said...

I have never given that much thought to that actually, but i guess there has to be some reason for this to be like that. I mean why is it that only the superheroes seem to have taken advantage of this alien technologies?

Viagra Online Cheap Viagra

RJ Moore II said...

For one, Magneto is a genius in electronics and biology. We (and he) could study his powers and find ways to replicate it or, if not that, at least discover more about the workings of electromagnetism by working with him. Thus, mutants supply a permanent boon in the form of experimental and control testing. They also allow construction of super-durable capital goods that would not have been possible without them. Several of them are virtually immortal, and their progeny are often super-powered themselves.

As for the distortions in the economy Magneto would cause, that would just free up tons of labor to do other things. So if the day finally came when he died, we would at least have more of something else plus the more efficient Magneto projects. Unless he died very suddenly, we could probably make arrangements to transition into newer mutants or have Magneto help modify the equipment so we can continue producing his services (or an approximation) afterwards.

Viko said...

It's well known that the essay papers accomplishing procedure can be annoying. Therefore, smart persons do not waste their free time and buy essays . Moreover, that is not a kind of cheating, I opine!
Atticus Finch Essays | Beowulf Essays

Gebelik said...

I am happy to find this very useful for me, as it contains lot of information. I always prefer to read the quality content
ada..

Marketing Companies said...

Really very helpful for me ......Thanks for Sharing

Buy Zyprexa 2.5mg said...

I like this post so much....I think others may like it as well.

Writing Custom Essays said...

Thanks a lot for a bunch of good tips.
I look forward to reading more on the topic in the future.
Keep up the good work! This blog is going to be great resource. Love reading it !!!

Penis Enlargement Pills said...

I am thoroughly convinced in this said post. I am currently searching for ways in which I could enhance my knowledge in this said topic you have posted here. It does help me a lot knowing that you have shared this information here freely. I love the way the people here interact and shared their opinions too. I would love to track your future posts pertaining to the said topic we are able to read.

Custom Home Detailing said...

This is some good information on the Technology and economic growth. We will share this with the class. Good job.

cialis without prescription said...

If the aliens don't want to permit unfettered access to their markets, they can always go the beads and mirrors route, bartering specific alien hardware (or formulae or manufacturing instructions if they're being nice) for untold sums of Earth cash, then turning around and buying up real estate, stocks, whatever.

kathym5639 said...

Great post! I am just starting out in community management/marketing media and trying to learn how to do it well - resources like this article are insanity helpful.

Cnaon said...

I am really interested in what you wrote here. This looks absolutely perfect. All these tinny details are made with lot of background knowledge.
CAN Traning

generic Viagra said...

Its amazing article.
keep posting.

KATIE DOYLE said...

I am surfing via google and i found your blog full of interesting material really enjoyed here and i am wondering that you will keep updated on every post.

Narrative essay format
Personal narrative essay format
Academic Writing

mirckur said...

That is very good comment you shared.Thank you so much chat that for you shared those things with us.Im wishing you to carry chat sohbet on with ur achivments.All the best.

auto insurance quotes said...

This is one of the most meaningful nonesense I have read for a while. I would not expect less from a guy who puts powerty and petrol driven cars in the same category somehow.

youlacka said...

That is really very good article. I am glad to know. Thanks for sharing !
kızlarla chat,mersin chat,avrupa chat

Careprost said...

Nice post, I would like to request you to one more post about that Keep it up

deepak said...

To keep up the continuity of your job, make sure you renew Pharmacy Technician or Physician Assistant certification within every 2 years (24 months).

sim so dep said...

Thank you for your sharing. Supposed to attack these head-on and you will find a deep sense of gratification that will fuel your happiness.

linkwheel said...

Completely understand what your stance on this matter. Though I might disagree on a number of the finer details, I think you probably did an awesome job explaining it. Sure beats having to analysis it on my own. Thanks. Anyway, in my language, there aren't a lot good supply like this.

link wheel said...

Hello, i learn your blog sometimes and that i own a similar one and i used to be just wondering if you happen to get a variety of spam feedback? In that case how do you prevent it, any plugin or something you may advocate? I'm getting a lot recently it's driving me mad so any assist is very much appreciated. Anyway, in my language, there will not be a lot good supply like this.

ismail said...

reverse phone lookup
how to cook
panic attacks
reverse phone lookup
watch tv online
watch tv on the internet
weight loss

Cyprus property Lawyers said...

Very funny and at the same time very educational. Thanks for sharing this comic. I really enjoyed reading this.

Deana Meske said...

Very useful,thanks for sharing keep on going another one.You have gained a new reader.Thanks for the info! Very helpful for someone like me.
Brochure Design

deepak said...

I heard that Luna Bars were the same ingredients as the L.A. Lites. Does anyone know if this is correct information? Sport toys and
CNA Duties and CNA Practice Test

saç ekimi said...

Although most individual mutants eventually age and die, the offspring of most mutants in the Marvel Universe also seems to carry the mutant gene, so the per capita productivity of Earth should grow provided the mutants/baselines population ratio does. Individuals are like tractors, but the mutant gene isn't.

besttoaster said...

All i know is I am wolverine,! yeh baby!

Toto toilets

Alice said...

Really you have done great job,There are may person searching about that now they will find enough resources by your post.I like this blog..
Blogger how when you visit my site,
My Site created for men's health,
Here the best method for you and get the best Penis Enlargement Pills today.

Online Logo Design said...

Love this great blog where i learn daily new things.
Keep update your blog.

Michael Schuster said...

Old school comics FTW! You still reading these days?

Kamagra Oral Jelly said...

Hey, Really great work,I would like to join your blog anyway so please continue sharing with us,

James Kimber said...

Excellent post, fantastic job i like it.

Topics For College Essay
Example Of A College Essay
Academic Writing
APA format term paper
custom term papers writing
term paper writing
how to write a term paper
term paper help
economics term paper
term paper subjects
english term paper
term paper formats
finance term paper
term papers online
health term paper
custom term papers writing
culture term paper

Thrillseeker said...

Technology is growing day by day...
teeth braces

trazado de recorte said...

Thanks for sharing the idea there would be some apprehensions from segment but i am up for it.
trazado de recorte

company logo design said...

I think we need more initiatives like this one to improve our knowledge. Thanks for the information on this blog!

watch movies online said...

yes, they are the ones who need to take the lead here. Alien entrepreneurs could make a fortune here...and entertain us all to boot.

irs tax attorney said...

I could tell how great you are in your field of interest. You could relate in each detail very well. Thank you for spending a time on sharing such informative writings to us. I will bookmark your page and looking forward to read some more of your writings soon.

Anonymous said...

I admire the way you express yourself through writing. Your post is such a refreshing one to read. This is such an interesting and informative article to share with others. Keep up the good work and more power. Thanks!

loans till payday | android app developer

download free movies said...

I actually have wondered about this and tend to think that it may be just a lack of creativity and vision on the part of the creator...or not.

Careprost said...

Really great post, Thank you for sharing This knowledge.Excellently written article, if only all bloggers offered the same level of content as you, the internet would be a much better place. Please keep it up!

Weight Loss Solutions said...

You have to incorporate a little exercise as well. Just eating the right foods is all well and good, but if you really want to get some phenomenal results, then you have to add in a workout every now and again. A couple of times a week is a good start and quite often more than enough to help keep the weight off.

Sam Donalds said...

This is good stuff by the way coming from a fanatic of reverse phone lookup. because it helped me catch my cheating wife in the act. Anyways, before I go off subject, I really enjoy your site.

Anonymous said...

couldn't the Magneto problem you brought up be solved by the fact that we've seen multiple Mutants who possess the same powers? I.E., we've seen at least two Mutants who have magnetic powers (Magneto and Polaris). Couldn't it be argued that while some may not necessarily be as powerful as Magneto is with such abilities, that some Mutant or Metahuman how to make a solar panel
abilities could still be taken advantage of in a market? Super-strength alone has numerous uses both in humanitarian purposes as well as in the construction industry.

Jerry said...

This site is very interesting and also great. I'm glad to find out this ste immediately. It's very informative.
car title loan

James S, said...

Quite possibly the most succinct and current info I came across about this subject. Sure pleased that I discovered that site by accident. I’ll probably be subscribing for your feed so that I will get the most current updates. Like the information here.
rim financing

Jerry said...

I will always give a nice thrust look in to you from my bookmark feed. Coffee I don't actually comment and don't like to spend time in typing the comment. But here I have to do this because this deserves a good like.
wage garnishment

abercrombiefitch said...

Be fast to browse the newest styles and lots of affordable outfits and Nike oxygen Max and women's merchandise is not an daily affair, for that reason that in the stress of modern day time girls ordinarily do not possess a complete great offer time and vitality to go buying by means of countless many style malls, and look at special fees will make you exhausted, so which you can acquire a satisfactory goods, call up for to devote lots of time, the show up of on collection buying significantly minimizing the inconvenience of this, now you not just can every one of the sudden go to to lots of goods Nike Air Max Shoes .

CNA Classes said...

It looks not so cute like a white one, but it is much more cheaper with the same functionality.
CNA Classes | CNA Classes Online ,
CNA Certification

Kuzey Güney said...

Awesome blog. I enjoyed reading your articles. This is truly a great read for me. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work! Kuzey Güney
Kuzey Güney izle
Kuzey Güney
Kuzey Güney izle

Ranozex said...

Això és realment interessant, ets un blogger molt hàbil. M'he unit a la seva alimentació i esperem que busquen més del seu missatge meravellós. A més, he compartit el seu lloc en els meus xarxes socials !

Anonymous said...

I'm truly interested in this project desktop girls

Anonymous said...

thanks phone number lookup for these useful comments you've got going on here by the way.

The Oracle said...

I stumbled upon your article and it after I read it, I realized this is a good material for my blog. The commenter believes that readers can find and use so many valuable information here. Surely I will recommend your site.
Cheap Bankruptcy
tenant screening

launch X431 said...

interesting and very useful and informative article, thanks

http://www.launch-techs.com/

netde said...

クレジットカード現金化

Pomegranate juice said...

Natural laxative foods Stomach gas Hard stool treatment Health benefits of almonds White spots on skin
Cure ear infection Under eye wrinkles Baby ear infection Prevent prostate cancer Prevent prostate cancer Lemon tea healh benefits Lemon tea healh benefits Prevent candida yeast infection Prevent candida yeast infection Health benefits of papaya Health benefits of papaya Benefits of peppermint oil Benefits of peppermint oil Stop hiccups Stop hiccups Water and weight loss Water and weight loss Wart Removal Wart Removal Health benefits of oatmeal
Benefits of tea tree oil Common digestive system diseases and disorders Health benefits of saltHealth benefits of salt Prevent wrinkles naturally Hemorrhoids Toothache pain home remedies Hip pain Top fertility foods Dandruff treatment Garlic benefitsHealth benefits of garlic Remedies for sinus headache

sim so dep said...

Couldn't it be argued that while some may not necessarily be as powerful as Magneto is with such abilities, that some Mutant or Metahuman abilities could still be taken advantage of in a market? Super-strength alone has numerous uses both in humanitarian purposes as well as in the construction industry.

sim so dep said...

we've seen at least two Mutants who have magnetic powers (Magneto and Polaris). Couldn't it be argued that while some may not necessarily be as powerful as Magneto is with such abilities, that some Mutant or Metahuman abilities could still be taken advantage of in a market? Super-strength alone has numerous uses both in humanitarian purposes as well as in the construction industry.

car title loans arizona said...

Reading is my passion. Browsing through your site gives me a lot of knowledge in so many ways. Thank you for the efforts you made in writing and sharing your points of view. Looking forward to learn some more from you. Keep it up.

Yalan Dünya said...

I think what the man from metropolis is getting Yalan Dünya at is that there are certainly short-term benefits to utilizing mutants in the economy. Kuzey Ve Güney However, continued growth is unsustainable in the long run unless technology advances too. Seni Bana Yazmışlar
Its like teaching a man to fish instead of giving him a fish (maybe aquaman could help with that. Sensiz Olmaz Couldn't it be argued that while some may not necessarily be as powerful as Magneto is with such abilities, Social Bookmarking that some Mutant or Metahuman abilities could still be taken advantage of in a market? Super-strength alone has numerous uses both in humanitarian purposes as well as in the construction industry.

vicky said...

Thanks for emphasizing the role of Vitamin D in the absorption of calcium. Vitamin D is essential for bone maintenance. It enhances calcium absorption; reduces losses of calcium from the body and promotes calcium deposition into bone.Gambling Addiction

Yemek Tarifleri said...

Yemek Tarifleri Thanks for this post – I have struggled with this as I have NO comments yet on my blog and in some ways feel badly about that (until i read your posts about this) and yet I see there is more that I can do. thankss.

Anonymous said...

sexshop
sexshop online
sexshop
sexyshop
produto erotico
Cueca Boxer
Alongador Peniano
sexshop online
produto erotico
sexshop online

hiumeshSINGH said...

I like the advice. Not sure about the movie advice. I will get me personnel doing the work.
Web Designing
Property in Noida

Forex Trade Systems said...

If all villains think what is good to our economy. Who will then need a hero? Our government cant have them because all they think about is owning the whole world. And start enslaving human.
Forex Trade System
FX Trading Strategies

Round Rock Waterfront Homes said...

Thanks for emphasizing the role of Vitamin D in the absorption of calcium. Vitamin D is essential for bone maintenance. It enhances calcium absorption; reduces losses of calcium from the body and promotes calcium deposition into bone.

purchase cialis said...

Your blog is outrageous! I mean, Ive never been so entertained by anything in my life! Your vids are perfect for this. I mean, how did you manage to find something that matches your style of writing so well? Im really happy I started reading this today. Youve got a follower in me for sure!

jerseyshoreseasonepisodes.com said...

Good post thanks

creditcard genkinka said...

Excellent site, keep up the good work my colleagues would love this.
shopping genkinka

Biker Jackets said...

Very useful and supportive article. I wish I can do all of that in a short period of time. But for persuaded doing those will generate results. I will try to spread your words from first to last my blog and link it back to you. Thanks a lot for those tips.
leather jackets | womens leather jackets | mens leather jackets | biker jackets | bomber jackets | women bikers jackets | harley davidson leather jacket

seni bana yazmışlar said...

Thanks very nice share ... I follow your site constantly ... important issues ... Congratulations ... I entered this site by chance, but I found very interesting. Seni Bana Yazmışlar A greeting to all the people who visit this page. Kuzey Ve Güney "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.

dvd porno said...

It would mean a net inflow into earth(I say net, but seriously in the comic book world we normally dont have anything to offer), but what would they want in return? Invincible and the Viltrumites comes to mind - the super bastards.cueca boxer
alongador peniano
aumento peniano
cinta peniana
Sexshop em Mogi das Cruzes
massagem erotica
massagem sensual
produto erotico
produto de sexshop
fantasia erotica
fantasia feminina
dvd porno
dvd erotico
filme erotico
filme porno
Then, in propertie KeyCode, Key you set the object you want and you set the propertie Enabled to true if you want to "activate" the global hotkey you.

Adını Feriha Koydum said...

Not just the Leader, what about The Thinker, Amadeus Cho, Walter Langokski, Owen Reece, Doc Oct, Madison Jeffries, Dr McCoy etc?

All these powerful brains really should be being utilized on the worlds problems instead of sitting around in jail or building crap for their teams.

seni bana yazmışlar said...

Thanks very nice share ... I follow your site constantly ... important issues ... Congratulations ... Seni Bana Yazmışlar I entered this site by chance, but I found very interesting. eximia A greeting to all the people who visit this page. güncel haber And yemek tarifleri Or Altın Fiyatları "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.

Limo Memphis said...

Posh limo services in memphis tn takes great pride in servicing our clients. Best limousine
company in Memphis.Posh limo services in Memphis tn has never had any complaint's since we
opened in 2000. We are very proud of this.

Limo Memphis said...

Posh limo services in memphis tn takes great pride in servicing our clients. Best limousine
company in Memphis.Posh limo services in Memphis tn has never had any complaint's since we
opened in 2000. We are very proud of this.

buy xanax online said...

The best essential information is this, that you have try to do very well approaching for that homelessness body and their helping hand. I am so inspired about that, after read your this useful written articles and your opinions also which is so attractive for do something for those.

xanax online said...

Wow! It's awesome blog post here. really very interesting for reading.Like those pictures.. I enjoyed it.

Cure ear infection said...

Your post is really good .
Home remedies for cough Ear wax removal
Home remedies for pneumonia Home remedies for boils Home remedies for common fever Home remedies for itching Home remedies for burns

leather jackets said...

Most of the times i visit a blog I see that the construction is poor and the writing bad. On the contrary,I have to say that you have done a good job here.

Anonymous said...

It would mean a net inflow into earth(I say net, but seriously in the comic book world we normallysexshop bahia
sexyshop na bahia
loja erotica bahia

SexStore said...

It would mean a net inflow into earth(I say net, but seriously in the comic book world we normally dont have anything to offer), sexshop em bauru
sexyshop bauru
loja sexshop bauru

SexStore said...

Maybe alien societies have a prime directive-type rule that prevents direct investment in earth? Or Uatu prevents interference? (except there is always interference)sexshop belem
sexshop em belem do para

batman motorcycle jacket said...

Most of the times i visit a blog I see that the construction is poor and the writing bad. On the contrary,I have to say that you have done a good job here.

Anonymous said...

Oui moi aussi j'aimerai me l'acheter. Quand sera t'elle dispo en france ?

y8,y3,y8,miniclip,y8,pogo,friv,y3,
y8,android games,kizi,y8

The Oracle said...

Wow! this is such a wonderful story to tell . I specially like this part "Samuel Sterns was just an average Joe working at a chemical plant when he was exposed to massive amounts of gamma radiation. Thus was born The Leader, a villain whose only real power is superhuman intellect (maybe some telekinesis, but whatever). This guy probably has enough ideas in his head to keep scientists busy for millennia" More power

Renter Screening

seositeden.blogspot.com said...

Hey, there is a great deal of effective info above!

Landscape Lighting Ideas said...

What a great resource this website is. I can't stop reading it! Best Pellet stoves|Outdoor Flood Lights

bursa haberleri said...

great post thanks a lot.

Marie Edwards said...

,It is good to find a site about my interest. My first visit to your site is been a big help. Thank you for the efforts you been putting on creation your site such an attractive and informative place to browse through. διαγωνισμοι

jugnu said...

The blogger is Huge network for blogging i get lots of interesting information from here.

SEO Services said...

First, advanced readers provide for remote management on the company network. I'm intrigue with this alien technology thing and wanted to know more.

best organic seo services said...

Your blog is definitely worth a read if anyone comes across it. Im lucky I did because now Ive got a whole new view of this.

phone spyware said...

I would love to track your future posts pertaining to the said topic we are able to read.
android tracker
spy phone android
android gps

Alan said...

I am totally enjoyed with the nice feedback here. Some of the outstanding and speechless stuff you have posted here. medical supplies I must say thanks. Awesome work!

wholesale laptops said...

I think the pattern is fine. Thanks for writing it. I made one, you can see the picture in the forums FO showoff or on my flickr page....wholesale laptops

best parental controls mobile phone said...

The author has expressed his wonderful idea. And the significance of the real world economy and of that of a comic.
mobile phone monitor
text spyware review
how to spy on cell phone
cell tracker app review

Anonymous said...

Absolutely superb one this is really a nice one and i really enjoyed reading it Nice post anyhow best mortgage rates

Anonymous said...

I am impressed, Very rarely do I discover a blog that is both educative and entertaining. Your thoughts are important; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I'm very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to it.

|Caillou Games|
|Cooking game|
|sondaj|
|roman coins|

brenda said...

Took a lot of time to read but I really found this very interesting and informative, thank you buddy for sharing.


Custom Logo Design

Stationary Design Services
Website Design Services
Banner Design Services
Brochure Design Services

uchscreen monitor said...

Hola,Ha hecho un trabajo muy bueno. Hay muchas personas en busca de eso ahora van a encontrar suficientes fuentes por tus consejos.espera para obtener más consejos acerca de que

Anonymous said...

Nicely presented information in this post, I prefer to read this kind of stuff. The quality of content is fine and the conclusion is good. Thanks for the post.
Russian Translation

cialis said...

A very informative article and lots of really honest and forthright comments made ! This certainly got me thinking about this issue, thanks all. sell wow account

adlai said...

I really love reading comics. . It feels me relax when I read my favorite comics. . your site was great thanks for sharing.

phone spy software for the safety of my phone.Android phone locator for the tracking of my location.
android gps apps locator and tracking my route.

android tracker also a tracker for my gps.

track a cell phone
gps track cell

how to track a cell phone
track cell phone
cell phone gps tracking
gps phone tracker
cell phone tracker software
cell phone locator
track cell phone location
parental control phones

organic seo service said...

This site is excellent and so is how the subject matter was explained. I also like some of the comments too.Waiting for next post.

Alan said...

Thanks to this blog I finally managed to find the information matching my criteria and for this I would like to thank the author for sharing this blog with us. Looking forward for more. tegaderm

Pflugerville dentists said...

Nice cartoon! Love the drawing and the topic is pretty great as well - Thanks!

best online pharmacy said...

I really enjoy simply reading all of your weblogs. Simply wanted to inform you that you have people like me who appreciate your work. Definitely a great post. Hats off to you! The information that you have provided is very helpful.

Watch The Three Musketeers 2011 Online said...

I real delighted to find this site on bing, just what I was looking for : D also bookmarked .
This design is spectacular! You obviously know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!



Watch Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Online Free

Anonymous said...

Hello, I would suggest you enhance the speed of your pages, it took me around 2 minutes here in loading …
Apartments in Dubai

admin said...

Thanks so much for this! This is exactly what I was looking for | online film izle | chatroulette | sohbet | turk reklam | google arama | canlı okey oyna | omegle türkiye | omegle | chat rulet | netlog | omegle | aşk şiirleri | sevişme sahneleri | omegle | chat roulette | chat roulette | almanya chat | chat | chat kanalı | sohbet | sohbet | almanya sohbet | avrupa chat | avrupa sohbet | turkchat | sevişme sahneleri | canli altin fiyatlari | euro ne kadar | turkchat | bayan partner | omegle türkçe

new southern rock bands said...

Articles like this are very true, but unfortunately our government is closed minded and only thinks through the next election cycle and can't think long term, which is needed to make real change happen.

Affordable Seo Service said...

The blogger is Huge network for blogging i get lots of interesting information from here, hope blogger will modify and increase attributes to make it simpler.

rohitdon said...

The controversy escalated this weekend when Shah asked supporters for their help in stopping the spread of allegations that she had been a member of the VHP.MP4 speler

Haggle said...

people with super powers is that sometimes they do something
y8 Paint Games Kids Games Friv Car Games Ben10 Games addicting Games

Banner Design said...

This blog is an exact representation of skills. I appreciate the blogger for posting the most excellent thought.
Stationery Design

Dissertation Writing Help said...

Your blog is really helps for my search and i really like it.. Thanks a lot..:)

Media Dissertation

buy online percocet said...

Thanks to a brilliant effort in publishing your article. One can be more informative as this. There are many things I can know only after reading your wonderful article.

buy ritalin online said...

Really i appreciate the effort you made to share the knowledge.The topic here i found was really effective to the topic which i was researching for a long time

xeeran said...

During this historic time, pointing out the socialistic agenda of our new President, does nothing to help him achieve the changes he hopes to bring.Crescent Processing Company Scam
victory motorcycles

buy medicine said...

Thank you, I have recently been searching for information about this topic for ages and yours is the best I have discovered so far.

buy ritalin online said...

Thanks to a brilliant effort in publishing your article. One can be more informative as this. There are many things I can know only after reading your wonderful article.

buy ritalin online said...

The positive comments and do well wishes are very motivational and greatly appreciated.

buy ritalin online said...

I am also interested in this topic. I have spent a lot of time on searching this kind of topic. It is very informative.

buy ritalin online said...

If you need more traffic to your website check out the website in my name. It really helped me and i think it can help your website.

buy medicine said...

This is good site to spent time on .I just stumbled upon your informative blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your very well written blog posts. I will be your frequent visitor, that's for sure.

buy medicine said...

I am also interested in this topic. I have spent a lot of time on searching this kind of topic. It is very informative.

custom php design said...

I completely consent with this article.

buy online percocet said...

The positive comments and do well wishes are very motivational and greatly appreciated.

buy online percocet said...

The positive comments and do well wishes are very motivational and greatly appreciated.

buy online percocet said...

This is good site to spent time on .I just stumbled upon your informative blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your very well written blog posts. I will be your frequent visitor, that's for sure.

buy codeine online said...

I am also interested in this topic. I have spent a lot of time on searching this kind of topic. It is very informative.

buy codeine online said...

Amazing!I also wish him good luck to defend his gold medal. I like to share it with all my friends and hope they will also encourage him.

buy codeine online said...

This is good site to spent time on .I just stumbled upon your informative blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your very well written blog posts. I will be your frequent visitor, that's for sure.

buy codeine online said...

I am also interested in this topic. I have spent a lot of time on searching this kind of topic. It is very informative.

buy codeine online said...

Very significant article for us ,I think the representation of this article is actually superb one. This is my first visit to your site

how to register a website said...

Wow, very useful topic you have raised here. I love your articles. Nicely presented information in this post, I prefer to read this kind of stuff. The quality of content is fine and the conclusion is good. Thanks for the post.

sharjeel said...

woow, interesting to see this kind of stuff. I ralley appreciate ur stuff, its very helpful for others
salt lamps

cheap-content-writing-services said...

Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that

shilu said...

This is highly informatics, crisp and clear. I think that Everything has been described in systematic manner so that reader could get maximum information and learn many things. This is one of the best blogs I have read. wow accounts for sale

ejakulation verzögern said...

den samenerguss verhindern und orgasmus sowie ejakulation hinauszögern lernen

hayat devam ediyor said...

Thanks very nice share ... I follow your site constantly ... important issues ... Congratulations ... I entered this site by chance, but I found very interesting. hayat devam ediyor A greeting to all the people who visit this page. Kuzey Ve Güney "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.

grvseo127 said...

this is very nice blog. MP4 speler

Michelle said...

So is there going to be an alien ambassador? Well for one thing, distances in space are so vast the chances of anything more than a signal arriving from aliens is fantastically remote.

Starting a New Business

Austin nursery said...

Um, you might have too much time on your hands. While impressed with the premise and all, you lose me after awhile. I guess I'm not the comic book type or just too set in reality as I get older...

cars templates said...

Very interesting and also great. I'm glad to find out this ste immediately. It's very informative.

Round Rock dentists said...

Very entertaining post - comic book heroes / villains and economics - good stuff!

Elana T said...

I think that the simple comics are still more attractive.

Anonymous said...

good

Anonymous said...

Nike Free run 3.0 shoes online,
Nike Free 3.0 Mens sale shoes for runner,
Nike Free 3.0 V2 Mens new style running shoes,
Nike Free 3.0 V3 Mens running shoes free run series,
Nike Free 3.0 black Mens shoes for sale,
Nike Free 3.0 grey shoes new style,
Nike Free run 2 mens shoes for sale,
Nike Free run 3.0 womens shoes for sale online,
Nike Free run womens sale shoes sale.
Nike Free 3.0 blue for runner,

Lester said...

Now this is what I meant a great blog. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

However, continued growth is unsustainable in the long run unless technology advances too. Its like teaching a man to fish instead of giving him a fish (maybe aquaman could help with that).garland floors
web based crm
decorative concrete plano

www.flashgameport.com said...

I do agree with all the ideas you have presented in your post. They re really convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are very short for novices. Could you please extend them a little from next time? Thanks for the post

barbie game

austin skylight repair said...

Love this post so much - I wish Alien technology could help our economy and bring tech advances.

Anonymous said...

Nike air force shoes shoes for sale.
air force 1 cheap online sale!
air force 1 livestrong online sale!
cheap air force 1 low online sale!
womens air force 1 online sale!

philip said...

Such a nice one.thanks a lot for sharing.


penegra Online

shilu said...

Awesome blog. I enjoyed reading your articles. This is truly a great read for me. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work! 4rx

security officer Houston said...

I kind of think we should elect aliens for congress, maybe things would run a little better.

alan said...

I am totally enjoyed with the nice feedback here. Some of the outstanding and speechless stuff you have posted here. I must say thanks. Awesome work!
coban

alan said...

I am totally enjoyed with the nice feedback here. Some of the outstanding and speechless stuff you have posted here. I must say thanks. Awesome work!
coban

cafe24 image posting said...

This post is really good! Keep it up!

tadilat said...

This post is really good! Keep it up!