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Old 04-17-2012, 01:01 PM   #81
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I thought about this this morning. The 40 hour week was establish during the industrial revolutuion, where individuals worked for big, blue collar industry. Then that transphered to the 9 to 5 white collar mentality. Then we got stuck.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:01 PM   #84
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Benjamin Franklin said: [INDENT]"If every Man and Woman would work for four Hours each Day on something useful, that Labour would produce sufficient to procure all the Necessities and Comforts of Life, Want and Misery would be banished out of the World, and the rest of the 24 hours might be Leisure and Pleasure."
Sounds like communism to me.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:30 PM   #85
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I saw an interesting thing on TV a while back, it had to do with the 'Keeping up with the Jones'" mentality and it went something like...What scenario would you rather?

Making 200k a year,while everyone around you was making 250k....or 100k a year while everyone else was making 50k?

Guess which one 80% chose?

I think there in lies the answer to your "question/dilemma"
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:49 PM   #86
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I saw an interesting thing on TV a while back, it had to do with the 'Keeping up with the Jones'" mentality and it went something like...What scenario would you rather?

Making 200k a year,while everyone around you was making 250k....or 100k a year while everyone else was making 50k?

Guess which one 80% chose?

I think there in lies the answer to your "question/dilemma"
I'm assuming the 100k. Goes to show you how jealous and stupid people are.
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The Economist talks about "The coming storm" - 47% of today's jobs could be automated within 20 years "No government is prepared for it." Suggests a radical rethinking of education and redistributive taxes towards lower-wage workers

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Although innovation kills some jobs, it creates new and better ones, as a more productive society becomes richer and its wealthier inhabitants demand more goods and services. A hundred years ago one in three American workers was employed on a farm. Today less than 2% of them produce far more food. The millions freed from the land were not consigned to joblessness, but found better-paid work as the economy grew more sophisticated. Today the pool of secretaries has shrunk, but there are ever more computer programmers and web designers.

Optimism remains the right starting-point, but for workers the dislocating effects of technology may make themselves evident faster than its benefits. Even if new jobs and wonderful products emerge, in the short term income gaps will widen, causing huge social dislocation and perhaps even changing politics. Technology's impact will feel like a tornado, hitting the rich world first, but eventually sweeping through poorer countries too. No government is prepared for it.

One recent study by academics at Oxford University suggests that 47% of today's jobs could be automated in the next two decades.

Shunning progress would be as futile now as the Luddites' protests against mechanised looms were in the 1810s, because any country that tried to stop would be left behind by competitors eager to embrace new technology.

Innovation has brought great benefits to humanity. Nobody in their right mind would want to return to the world of handloom weavers. But the benefits of technological progress are unevenly distributed, especially in the early stages of each new wave, and it is up to governments to spread them. In the 19th century it took the threat of revolution to bring about progressive reforms. Today's governments would do well to start making the changes needed before their people get angry.
The article sounds a bit alarmist and proposes some half-hearted solutions with little confidence. Has anyone considered, however, that maybe it's not absolutely mandatory that every person spend half their waking hours working just for the sake of working? Since productivity has gone up and automation has taken the place of lots of manual labor, why not take the saved hours and give them back to the people? These hours could be applied to volunteering, spending time with family, learning new things, hobbies, etc...
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90% of men work cuz without success the quality of the Pu$$y you get in the long run will be horrible. Say it aint so, but Im trying to reach success so I can weed out the gold diggers and find a good girl. However, during the weeding out I'm not trying to fvck with mingers and uggos (which is all i would get if i were broke, FACT)
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Can someone translate that into at least a third grade level. Thanks in advance.
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90% of men work cuz without success the quality of the Pu$$y you get in the long run will be horrible. Say it aint so, but Im trying to reach success so I can weed out the gold diggers and find a good girl. However, during the weeding out I'm not trying to fvck with mingers and uggos (which is all i would get if i were broke, FACT)
The gold diggers are the ones you have to weed out ONCE you reach success
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In Italy you'll find a lot of shops are closed during lunch and across Europe NO ONE works on Sundays. My Swedish friend gets 4 weeks PTO and can "buy" more (AKA just take more time but not get paid). Australians have it the same. Fvck our backward-ass work ethic. Quality of life > *
You can buy vacation time at some companies here in Canada. Local govt is like that too
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I'm assuming the 100k. Goes to show you how jealous and stupid people are.
I would also assume the 100k but for different reasons than you think apparently. Only a moron would choose to make 200k while everyone else made 250k. It has nothing to do with jealousy, it has to do with basic economics. If 250k was the average income, the prices of everything would go up to match. You'd be making 50k less than average and would have very little buying power in comparison to your peers.
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