[ExI] retrainability of plebeians

Olga Bourlin fauxever at sprynet.com
Tue May 5 14:36:57 UTC 2009

From: "Stathis Papaioannou" <stathisp at gmail.com>
To: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 7:12 AM

> It isn't just economic growth that is important, it's quality of life.
> That includes not only per capita income, but also how equitably that
> income is distributed, job security, working hours, whether your boss
> is a bastard, and so on. Part of the reason the US has a slightly
> higher GDP per capita than some Western European countries is that
> working hours are longer in the US. The Europeans have decided that
> they like it better their way.

Stathis, I am glad you are pointing out the "quality of life" aspect.

This article about Finland also touches on the subject (and doesn't 
pussyfoot around in saying there are tradeoffs):



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