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Somebody will still have to make stuff for us to live on. Food, clothing, shelter - those things do not make themselves.
It will happen again, the question simply is when. As for why it will happen? Because the power hungry never seem to learn how to maintain a proper balance. Is really not that hard to do. They can easily live like kings and emperors without their subjects bathing in feces. But one palace simply isn't enough for them, they all need ten palaces and several hundred golden chariots.
originally posted by: stolencar18
a reply to: ladyinwaiting
Ha you really don't know how economics work do you? The entire "raise the minimum wage" movement is scary. Not because people will make more money and somehow I fear that, but because somehow these people are so ignorant that raising the minimum wage will make any difference.
originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: gosseyn
The 'solution' in your link still requires some entity to produce the windmills and solar panels etc, and right now there are no laws prohibiting any entrepreneur from doing so.
So what are the rewards for me working harder than lazy bastards in your utopia?
Do we still have a token of exchange for goods and services? How do people pay me for my services? How do I pay for my materials and tools? Is that from your utopian government as well?