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Subject:        Re: [FRIAM] life, music, dance
Date:   Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:59:09 -0600
From:   Steven A Smith <sasm...@swcp.com>
To:     uǝlƃ ☣ <geprope...@gmail.com>

You can never have enough X but you can most definitely have too much X

X==money, fame, alcohol, charm, attention, age, youth ...

On 7/11/18 12:46 PM, uǝlƃ ☣ wrote:
> Ha!  Nice rhetorical jitsu, there.  My claim was stronger.  Money is bad for 
> you, not merely the generic "Money is bad for one."  But money is bad for 
> each and every individual organism on the planet.  Money is a lot like 
> alcohol.  Sure, it makes you feel good in some short-sighted, temporary way.  
> And, to be sure, when you're committed to living in an economy that's largely 
> capitalist, money is a kind of power that ensures your basic needs are met, 
> at least *some* money.  But, like alcohol, a little money (in capitalist 
> economies) is good for you.  But too much money is decidedly bad for you.
> Of course, wealthy people will disagree with me ... not much differently than 
> the alcoholics at the local pub disagree with me.
> The point being, even if Ms. Phair is right that everyone, when pressed, 
> includes "getting paid" as part of what they want, it doesn't mean her 
> *implication* is sound -- that "getting paid" is a good thing.
> On 07/11/2018 11:32 AM, Marcus Daniels wrote:
>> Universal quantification does not hold here; what's good for me is different 
>> than what's good for the world. 
>> There are those that deny it while doing everything they can to reinforce 
>> the underlying inequality.  Immigration policy is one dramatic example.
>> It goes by another name, bad faith.

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