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Monday, December 15, 2014

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1231-1233

Working, in America, is in decline.
Binyamin Appelbaum
New York Times
DEC. 11, 2014

Work’s assumed virtue has always been about more than its utility or market value. George Lakoff, the cognitive linguist, provided a clue in the frame of work as obedience. The first virtue we learn as children is obeying our parents, particularly in performing tasks we don’t enjoy. Later, as adults, we’re paid to obey our employers — it’s called work. Work and virtue are thus connected in our neurology in terms of obedience to authority. That’s not the only cognitive frame we have for the virtue of work, but it’s the one that is constantly reinforced by what Lakoff calls the “strict father” conservative moral system.
Brian Dean
[emphasis JS]

Two Pratt & Whitney plants that build jet engines will receive $300 million in tax incentives and subsidies from the federal government.

Industry Minister James Moore announced the funding at the company's facilities in Mississauga, just west of Toronto. At the same time, Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel made a similar announcement at the Longueuil, Que., facility on the other side of the river from Montreal.
a Fraser Institute study last year found that Pratt & Whitney had received more than $3.3 billion in Canadian government subsidies in inflation-adjusted terms over five decades, more than any other company.
in federal investment


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