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I actually think this is a great way to address the "inequality" meme.  Give everyone a better option instead of making everyone's life more difficult.

I find it hard to believe that early retirements can be attacked as being "inefficient" in the same way the shorter workweek has been.  Does anyone really believe that 60 year olds are as productive as 30 year olds in the pure capitalist sense?  

by paving on Tue Oct 23rd, 2007 at 03:13:17 PM EST
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<consensus style=neoliberal>But you have to make peoples' lives harder so they will work harder!</consensus>

We have met the enemy, and it is us — Pogo
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 24th, 2007 at 06:41:31 AM EST
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Why neoliberal ?

That's the good old (1830s) liberal prerequisite to have a work market.

See Polanyi and the end of Speenhamland laws...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Wed Oct 24th, 2007 at 06:52:56 AM EST
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