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Posted by: Gee ( si ) on November 30, 1999 at 14:35:40:

In Reply to: I believe I suggested something... posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on November 30, 1999 at 10:37:02:

: Interesting. A week per month works out to about 1/4 of all productive time. i suggested even less, one day a week as I recall. Interesting that even an avowed capitalist can agree with a socialist on some terms. But don't hold your breath for either the hardline capitalists or the hardline Leninists to see this as anything less than a dodge. Remember what happened when I suggested one day a week of scommunity labor to Barry?

Indeed. The problem seems to lie with a mix of what it means for our ability to control our personal lives and what it takes to develop the skills which people in society want.

I might entertain a week a month as tolerable in a practical sense (ie there would be a loss / inefficiency but one could adapt and get on with it), but if forced upon the person by a nominally democratic process but against her wishes- unacceptable in any other sense

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