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He basically portrays a society that allows people to do whatever it is that they want for a living, without having to worry about money.

Wouldn't this be considered socialism?

I'm not suggesting that's a bad thing--I'll admit, there are some very attractive aspects of socialism, and I'm often tempted to be one myself.

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Actually, this reminds me of something else I recently remembered. Someone a while back, on another board, was posting about the high taxes in Australia, but not in a bad way. He said the citizens got a lot out of them (like medical care) and they allowed people who wanted to not work to not work (just live off the dole).

Now, ignoring the tax issue--if everyone could do whatever they wanted for the same amount of money--would most people choose to do something "productive" (i.e. something considered of value to society, be it art, medicine, engineering, or collecting garbage) rather than just sit around?

Or maybe I just need another nap :-)

Ellen
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