: It focus' the debate on property if your definition of work doesn't include intellectual work, entrepreneurial work, creative rearranging present modes of production and the rewards attached to those activities.
: Of course I include all that as work. The rewards that naturally follow, ie; wealth and property and prestige etc, are the consumers way of saying 'Thanx'.
You include "not working" as "work"? Are you daft, or just so thrilled with argument that you'll say anything to get a post out?
So the 49 million people in America whose wealth Bill Gates equals ALONE are saying "thanx" to him? People, many of whom don't even own computers, are saying 'thanx' to Bill Gates? That's absolutely ridiculous! Anyway, people who know about computers don't even want to thank him; they just give in, get out of his way.
And even if we did wish to thank billionaires, I'm sure we wouldn't show our gratitude to the level which I outlined in my post. Moreover, we wouldn't translate ANY amount of money into political pull in Washington to make decisions which affect our daily lives.
But my original point you side-stepped in Lewis Carrol-like fashion: Just admit it. Rich people can put their money in the bank and live off the interest.
I don't expect a straight answer to this. As a matter of fact, I'd rather you just quit answering my posts at all. On top of all the other abuse everyone else has heaped on you in these pages, I'd like to add one more: You're a liar, Frenchy. I'm not talking to you anymore.