Re: capitalist religion (was: NANO: _Forbes_ cover story)

From: Randy Smith (
Date: Wed Jul 18 2001 - 09:43:58 MDT

>From: Felix Ungman
>Subject: Re: capitalist religion (was: NANO: _Forbes_ cover story)
>Date: 18 Jul 2001 15:00:21 +0200
>On tisdag 17 juli 2001 00.07, Randy Smith wrote:
> >Slaves are good for businesses. They work rather cheaply.
> >But not so good for the slaves...

>No, slaves are not that good for business. Even if you dont pay salary, they cost money. As they have no economic incentive to work, the only way they can gain something is by doing less. So, with no positive feedback, you have to resort to negative feedback. Slavery might work if all you need is physical force (and use physical force to get it), but definitely not in a modern R&D based corporation.

R&D, huh? Well, aside from the fact that you probably COULD get slave labor to do R&D (cf. WWII, Nazis, etc), MOST of the work done in this world is NOT R&D.


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