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Saturday, July 01, 2006

Anti-Job, Pro-Freedom Quotes Of The Week 76, 77

Today an ever decreasing amount of human labor is necessary to create an ever increasing amount of wealth. Back of this development lies the introduction of technology (such as an increased use of computers) which replaces human labor. It is not difficult to see that this tendency will not go away, and that the rationalization it represents will continue to accelerate within the next decades. Standardized work will become dispensable as it is translated into routines, routines being what computers and machines are made for. As a result, structural unemployment will turn into a pressing problem if no appropriate answer is found. The current system of the distribution of wealth, which is based on work income, will enter a fundamental crisis and it is our thesis that this crisis cannot be overcome as long as our society bases the distribution of societal wealth on the criterion of work.
Manuel Franzmann & Sascha Liebermann
Saving Citizenship from the workhouse

The fox condemns the trap, not himself.
William Blake,
Proverbs of Hell


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