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    Re: Does an "unemployment problem" ever actually exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Belthazor View Post
    Also, when I mention wanting to retire, one of the most common comments are
    "what would you do all day?"
    There are also some pretty convincing studies out there that show resources received unearned can lead to depression, being unfulfilled, and stronger appetites (take a look at the suicide rate for lottery winners). Regardless, for the sake of this the point I think Frank is making, I don't think it is quite relevant yet.
    "Suffering lies not with inequality, but with dependence." -Voltaire
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    Re: Does an "unemployment problem" ever actually exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squatch347 View Post
    There are also some pretty convincing studies out there that show resources received unearned can lead to depression, being unfulfilled, and stronger appetites (take a look at the suicide rate for lottery winners). Regardless, for the sake of this the point I think Frank is making, I don't think it is quite relevant yet.
    Agreed, one only need look at kids that are given "everything" and work for none of it. They appreciate little of it if any, and typically just come to expect it.

    Having said that, the lotto thing is pretty funky. Though I think there would be a difference between a huge some of money dropped on only you (none of your friends and family) would be significantly different than everyone having basic needs met without the need to work.

    the depression thing is real. People are "sheep". Some (many)need to be told what to do a lot of the time....

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    Re: Does an "unemployment problem" ever actually exist?

    Gonna take this to another step...what may seem a tangential step.

    It will all fit together at some point. Hope you stick with me.

    Link to the new thread:
    http://www.onlinedebate.net/forums/s...602#post557602

 

 
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