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As long as only some people 'need a job to make a living' - while others need people to make a living for them - the problem won't go away.

It's not a simple issue, because our culture is based on economic Social Darwinism, and - apparently - it's important that some people get a lot while others work hard for very little.

My point is that if you stop at the 70s-socialist idea of 'jobs for all' you haven't tackled the underlying issues, and you still have a system that's politically and economically unstable.

If you want a stable system - note how close that is to a sustainable system - you have to build in feedback loops that distribute power and reward intelligent reality-based decision making.

Currently you have feedback loops that reward aggressive selfishness above all other social values.

This is not a good thing. It's not only not sustainable, it actually destroys collective intelligence.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jan 31st, 2012 at 07:00:01 AM EST
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