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Monday, December 19, 2011

Anti Wage-Slavery, Prop-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 747-749

From 2005 to 2009, millionaires collected over $74 million in unemployment benefits…
Millionaires on Food Stamps and Jobless Pay? G.O.P. Is on It
New York Times
Published: December 12, 2011

I inquired as to a raise because the cost- of -living was going up. I got back a letter saying that “Market reality” was such that there would be no raise because there were people waiting for work who would do it at my current rate.That’s why people like Matthew Vadum, who call the poor, especially welfare recipients, the “non-productive segments of society” are wrong. The unemployed are performing a function that capitalism wants: They provide slack in the job market that keeps a downward pressure on wages. So as the poet John Milton said, “They also serve who only stand and wait.”
Why the Economy CAN’T work for us all
By: Kellia Ramares-Watson
Friday December 9, 2011

· Computerization creates unemployment
· Unemployment creates free-time
· Free-time generates innovation
What is wrong with unemployment is not its increase, but the unsustainability of a system where employment is “good” and unemployment is “bad”. The end of employment is by no means the end of doing things. Human beings are by nature creative, innovative, and vigorously pursue their goals. This is why the first tier of a panarchy economy provides necessities: to give individuals and groups the foundation on which they can make informed decisions and communicate those decisions to the system in a cybernetic way.
Unemployment Is The Cure
Paul Hartzog
21st September 2011


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