Are you a slave if you can choose your master?
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30-05-2013, 03:15 PM
RE: Are you a slave if you can choose your master?
(30-05-2013 07:22 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  Lets go back to the barter system.

That worked well: You were paid for your works in a useful manner, and those who didn't contribute to society would soon begin dying off in droves because they'd have nothing to barter because they made no contributions.

Yeah!

But if it's too inconvient to carry payment in kind around with us, or to negotiate group payments, or represent deferred payment - maybe we could use something abstract to represent that value, and use the new medium for everday transactions; we'd probably need to limit and regulate the number of issuers by some central authority, though, and... wait.

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30-05-2013, 03:28 PM
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My friend is an attorney he barters all the time. It's how his wife got her new Mercedes.


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30-05-2013, 03:34 PM
RE: Are you a slave if you can choose your master?
Breasts?




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30-05-2013, 04:11 PM
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I am a happy slave to my three cats.

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30-05-2013, 07:57 PM
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(30-05-2013 07:22 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(30-05-2013 06:28 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Bingo.

But what alternatives to wages would you suggest anyway?

Lets go back to the barter system.

That worked well: You were paid for your works in a useful manner, and those who didn't contribute to society would soon begin dying off in droves because they'd have nothing to barter because they made no contributions.

Barter is still a monetary system and doesn't "solve" the problem.
Next.

The solution can't involve a monetary system considering that is what the "problem" is. But what people fail to grasp is that a monetary system doesn't have to use money like we have it today. Money as we have it today is the most effective monetary system, but it's not the only one. And it's the system, not the money, that's the "problem".

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30-05-2013, 08:39 PM
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(30-05-2013 06:08 AM)TheGulegon Wrote:  I'll have to go slave for wages, soon. Doesn't bother me, but....
sometimes I do feel like I sold my soul to the company store Dodgy

Pffft, try being a fucking old ass hippie working for the DoD for 30 years. Now that's some serious selling of your fucking soul right there. ... Don't bother me none. Tongue

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30-05-2013, 09:16 PM
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If the word 'slave' is to have any meaning at all, it has to include a lack of freedom of choice. Information technology has dramatically lowered the cost of going into business for yourself, making it easier than ever to choose to do so. Many would rather have the security of a regular pay check than try to make it on their own. That doesn't make them slaves.
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30-05-2013, 09:59 PM
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Fuck no.

GWYNETH PALTROW OWNS MY SOUL!!!!!!11111!!!!! LOLZ.

Sorry... it was an excuse... what was the question?

Oh! It's I&I! Like a law firm of Asshole and Asshole... ah, no. Rather than speak to the problem, why not propose a solution? I like your thinking, at times, I just hate that it is you doing the thinking... 'cause you're an asshole.

Anyhoo... I "believe" in evolution, and "slavery" is one of them things... seems like it's gonna happen. Like, you know, dogs? Dogs seemingly "love to serve their master." Is in "unethical" to breed a race of servants who love to serve? Thought about it... said no. Undecided

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30-05-2013, 11:17 PM
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I'm a slave to the vibe.




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31-05-2013, 12:27 AM
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So a group of trolls isn't trolling, one person annoying the group of trolls is a troll.

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