Mudcat Café message #1426144 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #78468   Message #1426144
Posted By: jimmyt
03-Mar-05 - 02:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need money?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need money?
Piers, I commend you for your belief system and think it sounds great on paper. The reality of it, in my opinion, is that every time I see a system based remotely on your system, I see massive abuse of the system. I believe there are people out there, you being one of them, that would act with 100 percent integrity when it came to the pulling your fair share. I believe there are a majority who would not exactly pull their weight, and another group who would lie, cheat, steal, etc to beat the system entirely. What would you do with them? I own a business, and every now and again, I feel pretty lousy when I get up in the morning. I have a cold, I have a headache, for some reason or other I couldn't sleep well the night before, etc. I get ready and go to work.

That is what I do. My staff counts on me being there to work otherwise their livelihood would suffer. I see patients every day. If i didn't go to work they wouyld be suffering or othertwise inconvenienced. The local health dept dentist doesn't go if she feel even a slight headache.   SHe has sick days.   She hardly works when she is there. She is lazy, and beats the system. Her patients suffer. My belief is that many people will do or not do whatever they can get away with. Our present system, although corrupt, is at least full of checks and balances to help keep people on track. Just my opinion. Again, I agree with much you say, but reality is somewhat different than theory.