Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bucky The Buddha

We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.

Buckminster Fuller in 1970


Michael Wade said...

Thanks for posting. It is a reminder of what passed for deep thought in 1970. If his vision were ever adopted, it would produce a hellish society and child-like, dependent, adults.


Eclecticity said...

Ok, you got me there Counselor. ;-) I think that Bucky had his own kind of genius in some areas though. E.

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