[ExI] will work for food

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 01:34:37 UTC 2010

On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 11:23 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> We could imagine a system which eliminates so many of the costs.  Low level
> employees could be paid by the job, which favors instead of penalizing the
> eager energetic teens, who are seeing it ever more difficult to find
> employment.  If you have the whole thing as membership only, owned by the
> employees and members, it eliminates the headache of lawsuit risk by a
> sexually harassed employees for instance.  It encourages employees and
> customers to set up the business of merchandising in a way that makes sense
> and is efficient.

If anyone ever accuses you of being a pessimistic, show them this
paragraph.  I would like to agree with you, but my inner cynic can't
get past the assumption that employees and customers would achieve
equilibrium around "makes sense and is efficient"  Even when one of
the herd realizes that ramp leads to meat-packing equipment, they're
rarely able to 'encourage' the others to do anything but march up the
ramp.  I really dislike this analogy, but it fits too well.  I'd call
them/us proles, but it's the same thing isn't it?

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