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Jeff Stahler

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  1. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t see the problem. As a species, we have to work and we like to think. Everyone should have a job, and there is enough work to do to employ everyone (in a sensible economy). We need people in all sorts of jobs. Good work is a noble thing. There is nobility in being a carpenter, for instance. We need plumbers. We need engineers. We need farmers. I’m all in favor of an educational system that prepares people for the work that society needs. But there is no reason that a carpenter can’t be interested in literature or history or philosophy as well.

  2. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    @Northern Redman

    And in your philosophy course you learned that money is everything.

  3. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    @lonecat

    “(in a sensible economy).” You put your finger on the problem. Our economy isn’t sensible.

  4. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, over 2 years ago

    Great, if they’re contributing so much then they won’t need a handout from those who actually pay taxes.

  5. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 2 years ago

    Germany sits at 3.9% unemployment, in Canada we sit at 7.1%

    Finally does it not occur to you that unemployment rose as

    technology progressed
    increased seniority structures in workforce
    Economic crash
    Sustained over last decade
    Obamacare only came into effect this year

    Just a few factors, now you may keep some level of intellectual dignity had you perhaps said obamacare would be problematic towards a recovery, keeping some legitimacy.

    That said this is all snooty elitism to you, so i suppose it does not matter, the logical process bares no place in the TEA public arena

  6. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Unlike years ago when you saw “Help Wanted” ads for philosophers all the time.

  7. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    @Northern Redman

    “I have three college degrees: Philosophy, Anthropology and Computer Science. Guess which two never provided a penny of income.”
    .
    Thanks for the chuckle.

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  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    On some I think it was wasted.

  10. SKJAM!

    SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    According to Wikipedia, Socrates was a stonemason, a military veteran and served as a politician—but preferred the life of a philosopher. (Sources disagree whether he got paid for teaching philosophy, but he did point out his poverty at his trial.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    On some I think it was wasted.

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