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Questioning job rotation; 'some' inequality can't be far behind

Posted by: Stoller on December 09, 1999 at 10:25:29:

In Reply to: Can Job Rotation really work? posted by MDG on December 08, 1999 at 20:52:11:

: I understand the justice of job rotation, but would it work in real life? By this, I don't mean, how would you get stubborn people to do icky things like clean toilets (answer: break their legs...jes' kidding). I mean, what about jobs which require specialized skills, skills which not all can master, and skills which require a long time to acquire, e.g. brain surgery?

Please see this post, this post, this post, and this post for more on job rotation.

I have ALWAYS suspected that job rotation---as a general principle---tends to seperate the real socialists from the petty-bourgeios socialists (who anticipate enjoying the skilled positions that their college 'prepares' them for in EITHER the capitalist or the socialist world).

: Then I suppose there's that nagging question of freedom. Would you force someone to do a task they don't want to do? I know, I know, it's happening now due to The General Injustice of the System, but aren't you relying too much on people's willingness to cooperate for the good of all? I guess I'm being cynical, but I can only see job rotation, and other communal ways of life, happening in relatively small tribes, as opposed to the super-tribes we're all condemned to live in now.

Please see this post to see the sentimental notion of a UNIFORM 'freedom' go splat---and then this post to realize that socialism will not be a utopia, rather it will simply be SOCIALISM.

: Then again, I'm a misanthropic agnostic who desperately wants the Messiah to return in order to end all human suffering, so what do I know?

If you can't take the time to read Marx, not much, probably.

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