Re: The Education Function

Spike Jones (
Wed, 09 Dec 1998 20:13:05 -0800

Zenarchy wrote:

> But then, naturally, the question will arise, "Who will do the dirty work?"
> This prompts me to recall Bob Black's book _The Abolition of Work_. Rather
> than engineer intellectually challenged workers, I think scientists will
> study ways to eliminate the need for labor.

yup. the technical problem of eliminating labor is not all that difficult. the

only reason we still have labor jobs is that we so desperately need them to occupy the laboring class, for their own good and ours. it is much more expensive to maintain labor than to eliminate it. i look forward to the day when engineers are turned loose on the problem of how to harvest all crops mechanically. that sounds like a fun problem to work. spike