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Old March 17 2013, 03:29 AM   #46
sonak
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Re: Roddenberry's Worst Ideas

plynch wrote: View Post
The Wormhole wrote: View Post
Still, money is what makes the world go around and always has been. Without money, just what motivates people to go to work, to even get a job to begin with? ....
The joy of doing something. It's what makes volunteers do what they do.

I see your point though, if there were a need for many people to do something that few found pleasurable, meaningful, or joyful. How would you motovate people to weld a starship together in Iowa?

yeah, the "who does the crappy jobs?" argument is kind of a tricky one for utopian socialism. You'd have to either have an extra privilege system(you get something cool for doing them) or you'd have a fair system of rotation worked out where everyone had a turn.
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