Introduction to version 2.718

The reader of RTM 1.0 and 2.0 with some mathematical knowledge on exponential functions have notice that the version numbering tends towards the number “e”.

This version 2.718 of RTM brings an improvement on the form and on the signification of demonstrations without changing the meaning nor the quantitative result. This improvement brings a better theoretical definition that can make sense by analogy on other domains than economy registering a deep link on space-time analysis in its temporal and quantitative dimensions.

Most importantly, the limited life span of the observed objects and of the observers appears to us as a fundamental part and much too little account has been taken on that in economy but also in many other areas of analysis.

This improvement on the theoretical part leads also to some general remarks on the form.

The historical part is also augmented by the introduction in the storyline of a lineage of economic thinkers consisting of John Locke, Thomas Paine, Clifford Hugh Douglas and Yoland Bresson.

“Those which have leaved the world, and those which doesn’t exist yet, are as remote from each other as the utmost stretch of mortal imagination can conceive. Which possible obligation, then, can exist therefore between them?

Which rule or principle can be laid down that of two nonentities, the one out of existence and the other not in, and who never can meet in this world, the one should control the other to the end of time?”

—« Les droits de l’homme » 1791 Thomas Paine (1737 – 1809)