Lunch only dating
Or, as Fred Brooks put it, "You can only get something for nothing if you have previously gotten nothing for something." If one individual or group gets something at no cost, somebody else ends up paying for it.
If there appears to be no direct cost to any single individual, there is a social cost.
You paid for a drink and got as much as you wanted to eat.
For something less than a rupee a day a man can feed himself sumptuously in San Francisco, even though he be a bankrupt.
The phrase and the acronym are central to Robert Heinlein's 1966 science-fiction novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, which helped popularize it. Find out if she'll spill her little secret in the scene above! ""You always say you want to move to a farm," Khloe argues."Yeah, with a hot f--king guy! "Oh, Kourt, is there something you need to tell Kim?Therefore, the TANSTAAFL argument may also be applied to natural physical processes in a closed system (either the universe as a whole, or any system that does not receive energy or matter from outside).(See Second law of thermodynamics.) The bio-ecologist Barry Commoner used this concept as the last of his famous "Four Laws of Ecology".
The acronyms TANSTAAFL, TINSTAAFL, and TNSTAAFL, are also used.