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    ...how to give everyone their 4 hours instead of making some people work 12 hours to fund the 4 for everyone else. The hostility and fear relates to who will get stuck with an unfair amount of work.

    Le nirvane n'existe pas. - Etienne Lamotte

    by breakingranks on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 11:51:09 AM PDT

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    •  If we can't figure that out, then the only (1+ / 0-)
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      thing we've learned is efficiency at killing, and the only true thing that keeps a neuveau crusade from forming is the efficiency of modern armies.  That isn't really saying much.....

      and their contempt for the Latin schools was applauded by Theodoric himself, who gratified their prejudices, or his own, by declaring that the child who had trembled at a rod would never dare to look upon a sword.

      by ban48 on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 03:28:04 PM PDT

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      I know people who work at a hospital, and they are always bitching about poor people on welfare coming in for surgeries or whatever.  They are young, able-bodied, otherwise healthy but without jobs.  The hospital staff tends to be very red, either by nature or due to constant exposure to poor people demanding care, but anyway - we were in a restaurant and I simply said "Look around.  This place is fully staffed.  If one of 'those people' came in here and got a job, they would probably displace someone here and someone else would be jobless.  In fact, what would happen if they all woke up one morning, decided to get their shit together, all went to medical school, then showed up at the hospital with diplomas in-hand offering to work for 1/3 the current wage because they were determined to 'make it'?"

      (For fun, google NAIRU.)

      It is all the same problem, how do we co-exist with the people around us?  For the record, I'm not equating the US with the middle-east where cartoons incite mobs, but I wouldn't take for granted what separates us.  And I wouldn't take for granted what motivates our economics.  

      and their contempt for the Latin schools was applauded by Theodoric himself, who gratified their prejudices, or his own, by declaring that the child who had trembled at a rod would never dare to look upon a sword.

      by ban48 on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 06:45:43 PM PDT

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