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Monday, July 31, 2017

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1645-1647

The Buddha said, “Monks, if you want to be free from suffering, you should contemplate knowing how much is enough. By knowing it, you are in the place of enjoyment and peacefulness. If you know how much is enough, you are content even when you sleep on the ground. If you don’t know it, you are discontented even when you are in heaven. You can feel poor even if you have much wealth. You may be constantly pulled by the five sense desires and pitied by those who know how much is enough. This is called “to know how much is enough.’”
Eight Awakenings of Great Beings
Dogen (1200-1253)
Written at the Eihei Monastery on the sixth day, the first month, 1253

[emphasis JS 

Since the recession ended in 2009, income gains have accrued almost entirely to the top earners, the Census Bureau found. The top 5 percent of earners — households making more than about $191,000 a year — have recovered their losses and earned about as much in 2012 as they did before the recession. But those in the bottom 80 percent of the income distribution are generally making considerably less than they had been, hit by high rates of unemployment and nonexistent wage growth.
Household Incomes Remain Flat Despite Improving Economy
New York Times
Published: September 17, 2013 
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  Instead of repatriating work from overseas, or reclaiming factory labor from the robots on the shop floor, or increasing public spending to create full employment, what if we said, fuck work? Or, more politely: “We prefer not to."
Why Work?

Bran Dougherty-Johnson
The Baffler


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