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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 01:16 AM

The Covid lockdown has demonstrated 3 things

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Reply The Covid lockdown has demonstrated 3 things (Original post)
ItsjustMe Oct 26 OP
Thunderbeast Oct 26 #1
madeup64 Oct 26 #2
SheltieLover Oct 26 #3
StClone Oct 26 #4
Sherman A1 Oct 26 #5
nuxvomica Oct 26 #6
The Magistrate Oct 26 #7
dalton99a Oct 26 #8
DBoon Oct 26 #9
Skittles Oct 26 #11
crickets Oct 26 #10

Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 01:47 AM

1. It also has exposed a new reality about far too many Americans:

There is NO sacrifice too small (basic Covid protections) for selfish entitled citizens to reject...even if hundreds of thousands of lives are put at risk.

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Response to Thunderbeast (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:03 AM

2. Definitely

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:43 AM

3. K&R!

All true!

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 03:46 AM

4. Too many Americans believe a lot of untrue things-junk.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 04:20 AM

5. Yup

Precisely

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 04:21 AM

6. Yes, yes, and hell, yes!

In Rutger Bregman's brilliant book, Utopia for Realists, he talks about "bullshit jobs", which are jobs held by well-educated people in comfortable environments that pay well and are totally unnecessary to the functioning of society, while the essential work is performed by under-educated, or less-strategically educated people who work in difficult and often hazardous conditions for little pay. I read the book last year and was amazed how quickly his thesis was illuminated by the pandemic.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:18 AM

7. No. 3 In Particular, Sir

We would manage perfectly well without the people who think 'Atlas Shrugged' is about them. If the God of the Righteous swooped down and charred to cinders every banker and 'financial engineer' and chief executive officer on the planet, no one would notice once the smell had cleared. It would not perturb the daily lives of billions in any perceptible degree.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:30 AM

8. Kick

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:24 AM

9. About half of all jobs can be done from home

without some management busybody supervising your every move to make sure you are in fact working

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Response to DBoon (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 04:52 PM

11. why are bosses even onsite?

I have never met my boss, she lives over a thousand miles away from me.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:15 AM

10. Yes. K&R for the post and the discussion.

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