Re: Bye-Bye to the >H Right Wing

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sun Feb 03 2002 - 14:42:52 MST

Olga Bourlin wrote:
> Granted, again, this is from my own personal experience ... but it is the
> overwhelming majority of rich people I've known who have avoided doing real
> work and it is the middle class or poorer people I've observed who have done
> the most work, often to ease the life for the "poor" rich blokes.

Why would anyone work if they already had enough money, and didn't have
some other goal such as the Singularity? I mean, some rich blokes decide
to go on working even after they have enough money, and that's fine with
me, but I don't see any reason why the opposite case isn't acceptable
too. As far as I'm concerned, yon rich blokes have simply made some tiny
increment of progress toward the reasonable standard of living that I
expect to someday be available to everyone. And incidentally, who are
these rich blokes you know?

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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