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Beyond sustainance

Posted by: bill on November 18, 1999 at 18:02:54:

In Reply to: subsistence posted by Gee on November 18, 1999 at 14:31:48:

: Maybe at some point we can move away from LTV and discus why those exceptional people who 'conceive, plan, design' as ewe were discussing previously would want to carry on doing so when their reward is the exact same as for doing the simplest mechanical task for a few hours a day?


Their reward is twofold.

The first is that they are able to do what thay desire.

The second is that they were either born with a magnificent brain or were fortunate enough to attend institutions of higher learning. The reward has already taken place. (what would a pill that would raise your IQ 50 points on the market be worth?)

That an architect or some other "genius" would choose to work on some assembly line simply because the pay were made the same - is absurd.

Your next line of reasoning is that the value to society as a whole in promoting its self-declared goals should be rewarded differentially. A "token" of appreciation. A tip.

Will I have input into this "tip" for some HMO CEO?

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