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I don't doubt it.

Posted by: David ( USA ) on October 28, 1999 at 01:03:45:

In Reply to: And the evidence you presented was... posted by Stoller on October 27, 1999 at 10:33:59:

: : Keep in mind, however, that people who make $8.60 an hour usually have shorter work days, allowing them more leisure time. What they do with that time is up to them. They can pursue writing, painting, sculpting, or just sit and watch T.V.

: Funny you should mention that.

: I was just telling your comrade Gee that--according to Juliet B. Schor---work hours for the average American have steadily increased over the last four decades.

I don't doubt it. In fact, Americans on average work the most hours than any other nationality (at least according to NPR). The reason, however, is due in part to the fact that Americans enjoy buying luxuries and are willing to work an extra job or overtime to get them.

: : I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.

: Funny---I don't recall seeing you putting up any citations or anything of substance to forward your point of view...

I started this debate over the issue of premises. The position I put forward was that the premises that support communist/socialism or any other forms of positive governments/social 'ideals' were faulty, and thus the arguments deriving thereof were based on a false foundation. I did not begin this debate with the intent of discussing worker salaries and job sector growth, which is why I was so poorly armed in the way of stats.

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