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Ok, last question then... I will start my own thread because I find this more intriguing for me....

Why do we have to work when productivity (measured by GDP or other indices you brought before) has increased bazillion of times since 1700s?
 

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Ok, last question then... I will start my own thread because I find this more intriguing for me....

Why do we have to work when productivity (measured by GDP or other indices you brought before) has increased bazillion of times since 1700s?
You need to trade with others, and only producers get to trade.

You also need a purpose to be happy.

Working gives you both
 

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You need to trade with others, and only producers get to trade.

You also need a purpose to be happy.

Working gives you both
Are you suggesting that we don't have to work anymore and we do it for pleasure now?
 

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Are you suggesting that we don't have to work anymore and we do it for pleasure now?
Erm... not quite.

We have to work for pleasure and because we need stuff.

If you want something that someone else has made, you need to make something to trade with them.

If you sit around all day for months on end doing nothing, you’ll become depressed
 
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Ok, last question then... I will start my own thread because I find this more intriguing for me....

Why do we have to work when productivity (measured by GDP or other indices you brought before) has increased bazillion of times since 1700s?
because people are never satisfied

we're always going to want better, faster stronger everything
 

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This was basically my point here. Everyone else isn't getting richer as fast as the richest since around 1970 or late 1980s depending on studies.
Why is this a problem?

The rich have their time and resources leveraged substainally more than the non-rich. As tech has progressed the power of leverage has increased massively.

Why do we have to work when productivity (measured by GDP or other indices you brought before) has increased bazillion of times since 1700s?
There's a lot more people to serve and a lot more work to do...

I think you've stared at too much FUD for too long. Much of your rhetoric reminds me of when I was very into stuff talking about 'the decline' and what not. How much silver do you have stashed away I wonder.
 

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