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  •  The Romans built roads to keep their army busy, (1+ / 0-)
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    so did the Incas (I think it was the Incas, one of the south American empires).  There is nothing wrong with 'make-work', if you actually do the 'make-work' part.  the Chinese do this today - they have guaranteed employment.  If you can't find work, they will make-work for you - you might end up sweeping a perfectly clean street, but you will have a job and thus 'earn' your share.

    But, it is completely dis-ingenuous to demand everyone 'get a job' without the 'make-work' to provide the jobs.  The Tea Party would say this turns us all into slaves of the government, but the demand that everyone get a job turns everyone into slaves, the only question is whether they are slaves to their democratic government or slaves to the local feudal lord.  That is why democracy is, after all, the enemy of feudalism.

    The rules to monopoly are fair and apply equally to all. So what is your problem with joining a game-in-progress where all the properties are bought and the bank is empty...???

    by ban48 on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 05:49:31 PM PDT

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