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This nonsense of earning a living

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From a 1970 issue of New York magazine, Buckminster Fuller on the massive economic lever of technology:

We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.

That was written almost 50 years ago…the capability of technology to generate wealth has increased greatly since then.

Tags: Buckminster Fuller   economics   working
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cjheinz
1545 days ago
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#basicincome
dfyoung
1545 days ago
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Hear, hear!
San Francisco, CA

How to Discuss Popular Music

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Seriously, put on “Stayin’ Alive,” or any other Bee Gees song, and try, TRY to tell me that they don’t sound like they’re slowly lowering themselves into a too-hot bath.

Note from Missy: I’m gonna share a little Meyer family weirdness. “Jive Talkin’” is a popular song in our house, in that we replace many words or phrases with it. “What’s for dinner?” … “Gonna make some beeee-ee-eef tacos, wubba wub wub wub wub!”

 

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The Offenders

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The Offenders
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josephwebster
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Read it carefully
Denver, CO, USA
norb
2323 days ago
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That one took me a second
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kleer001
2329 days ago
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Worth the wait
davelevy
2328 days ago
Thanks for mentioning it. Thought it was a bad call because it was taking so long
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Oh snap
jsled
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:D
South Burlington, Vermont

CNN previews The State of the Union address in the style of Wes Anderson

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They should have roped Mothersbaugh in on the music, but this was actually really informative! And the Bobby Jindal slow-mo was [kiss-fingers emoji].

Tags: politics   video   Wes Anderson
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Hell's Club, a place where all fictional characters meet

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Mashups are so ubiquitous and overdone that the bar for actually watching one is pretty high. But this one, no joke, might be the best visual movie mashup I've ever seen. Hell's Club is a tour de force of film editing, seamlessly combining scenes from dozens of different films -- Austin Powers, Cocktail, Star Wars, Terminator, Staying Alive, Boogie Nights -- into one cohesive scene. Give it 30 seconds and you'll watch the whole thing.

Tags: movies   remix   video
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Burn.

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Burn.

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