[extropy-chat] economics of scarcity to economics of plenty

spike spike66 at comcast.net
Mon Oct 31 04:59:11 UTC 2005

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> From: extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org [mailto:extropy-chat-
> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Jack Parkinson
> Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2005 8:02 PM
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> Subject: [extropy-chat] economics of scarcity to economics of plenty
> Lines of robots producing cars and trucks while the former employees watch
> daytime tv and worry about paying their power bills is also not economic
> success... Full employment is economic success...
> Jack Parkinson

Jack, why is full employment defined as success?  Is not
the goal to have machines do our work, freeing us to do
whatever we please?  That is what I would call economic
success, even if everyone does not achieve it.


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