How long have you been brain-dead?
How long have you been brain-dead?
rational planned economic system
A "planned economic system" is not rational, it is political. See the 20th century.
The same claims were made at the beginning of the industrial revolution. The work we do will change, but there will always be work for people do to that machines aren't suited for.
Personally, I like to hunt with a basket of loganberries.
But yeah, I have enough vacation and never know when to take them. Being in Europe doesn't help much against that.
I don't hear about nightmare housing situations where 20% of a country's homes sit vacant while nearly the same number of people are homeless.
No, you don't hear those... They do exist. I live in Luxembourg, which is -granted- a quite peculiar place to live. In the capital (which is small, by any reasonable standards), there are 2900 homes empty (source: Près de 2900 logements vides dans la capitale. Link is in French). I don't know how many homes there are in the city, but given a population of 80000, with an average of 3 people per home (wild guess), we're talking 11% vacant. People want to live there, but it's simply cost-prohibitive. Owners don't want to rent cheaper: they'd rather have their buildings vacant than getting less than the perceived market rate.
I'm well paid, so is my wife (she actually makes more than I do, if she would work full-time) and we did manage to buy ourself a small home. We need to work both, though, and we did get a significant financial aid from my parents. Alone would be impossible. This brings me to another example: the house we got, is newly built. Formerly a big house was on the terrain, which was split for three smaller houses. This particular big house, was built in the mid seventies, and had been vacant since 2000. We just moved in our house, so, that's over 10 years completely vacant. The reason? Nobody can afford these kind of houses any more, especially if they're require some restoration. I don't even live in the city, a house like mine in the city is unaffordable, even for people in my income class.
Personally, I have no idea how, let's say, a cashier married to a bus driver (which is surprisingly well paid!) can even subsist in our country. I know as per fact, that many people with lower wages, just leave the country. Sure, it's not all that hard to do, given the country is so small.
I'm pretty sure, you'll find situations like these in many locations with high real-estate prices: Paris, London, etc...
It ought to be a law that they have to pay you for unused vacation, especially if they don't allow you to use it.
In my country, that exists (in some form, too long to totally explain the details). I simply don't want that. Those are taxed so high, I would effectively be paid lower than minimum wage. So gimme me free days? Can't... Fine, as long as I don't lose them... I'll take them later, or when I quit.
If you can run down a moose, you're in far better shape than I could ever hope to be.
If you're not barefoot and hunting with hand-lapped flint point on a spear, you're cheating.
Just because something is used as propaganda, it does not magically become false.
Well that's just, like, your opinon, man.
True, though. But this is still just about stoners looking for another avenue. A familiar refrain from the crowd that thinks they'd be better off with a tires, a spouse, underwear, and air craft carriers all made out of hemp.
My central point is only that photographs(1) are objects
But this is where I think we disagree. A print is an object. Making a photograph is a process. There are many routes to that print (or projected slide, or gird of pixels on a tablet, etc).
I've been to LP meetings, I've talked about immigrations with plenty of other libertarians, and that's how I know you're lying through your teeth.
If you learn one useless thing every day, in a single year you'll learn 365 useless things.