On 6 November 2013 20:25, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> Yeah, I know. But it's a silly vision. Why would you want all these
> drugged out brutes around. Why wouldn't you just use of biological
> engineering to create animals to do labor and act as companions...Oh,
> right, because it's easier and cheaper to do it with machines. And that's
> in fact what we've been doing. A big part of the reason for high
> unemployment is that it just doesn't take as many people to produce stuff -
> particularly financial stuff. The obviously solution is to stop requiring
> people to 'work' (watch their hedge fund computer program) and just reward
> people for living well. But a change in the method of 'production' implies
> a change in social and political structure (c.f. Karl Marx).
> I'm not only with you 100% on this one (well, except for the idea that
"financial stuff" is actually producing something) but I've been saying it
for years myself, too.
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