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Originally posted by sonofliberty1776
reply to post by Rockpuck
I am sorry to inform you that the federal reserve note we currently use is based on NOTHING except the "full faith and credit" of the US government. It has zero intrinsic value.
Originally posted by The_Phantom
Yes, I agree that is the way things are done now, I'm talking about about a restructuring of the entire system including how we define what types of work are "worth more" then others. Why isn't a teachers job "worth" as much as a another? Ditch digging is hard work, why shouldn't it be worth as much as any other job? Yes, you will explain that a programmer goes to college to learn their skills and they have to pay for that, so they should benefit more. I agree in the system we live in now all of your arguments will make perfect sense and I do not challenge them. I only ask if it's possible that another system based on working as a means to gain in life could be built, one that has not been tried, one that encouraged gaining capital but satisfied everyone by keeping the playing field "fair" I'm not promoting the idea, I simply thought of it and wondered on a intellectual basis if such a system could possibly be built.edit on 25-6-2011 by The_Phantom because: (no reason given)