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Old June 24 2013, 12:18 AM   #514
Bad Thoughts
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Re: Roddenberry's Worst Ideas

Actually, Picard also mentions that they have no use of money to Lily in First Contact, when she asks how much the ship cost. The look on Lily's face is priceless...
"You don't get paid?"
Picard's answer to that question highlights the naiveté of the "no money" principle in Trek.
Except Picard never really answers the question if he gets paid in any form. His next sentence is an explanation that wealth is not in and of itself a human goal. It is not an explanation of how his labors and contributions are rewarded and whether he is able to purchase things at will or if it is limited by the aforementioned contributions.
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