-------- Forwarded Message -------- 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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