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melian 12 September 2015 06:35 AM
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how credible is the claim that all people would pursue spiritual quests if given the chance to do so?

I did not say that all people would pursue spiritual quests, only that they would be free to do so.
Do you mean that material incentives are only meaningful when unequal

If no matter how hard you work you earn the same amount of money (Y dollars), most people would simply stop working (unless they risk North Korea style penalties).


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Dahlen 12 September 2015 02:23 PM
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That's not what I meant. I'm not talking about a non-market economy. I'm talking about a hypothetical state of a market economy where most or all people would be roughly in the middle/upper-middle class, and asking whether there would be people who would object to that.

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melian 12 September 2015 04:25 PM
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I’m not sure what you mean by saying that all people would be in the middle/upper-middle class. The “poor” and the “upper classes” are relative terms. The poor in Western Europe now have higher living standards than the medieval nobility.

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Dahlen 12 September 2015 06:38 PM
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You don't need to be sure of what I mean, you just need to take a reasonable guess at it. I'm pretty tired of disputing definitions.

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Fwiffo 27 September 2015 02:02 PM
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While I know it is a common belief that nobody would do anything unless there is money involved it isn't selfevident enough to be accepted without justification.

And in this context if people stopped working it would certainly change our way of life but that isn't collapse as of yet. Or is the implication that when the support is removed the ability to work would be lost and could not be regained in time?

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