[LMB] choices of freedom, Bujoldian societies

Aruvqan aruvqan at gmail.com
Sun Aug 5 17:54:43 BST 2012


On 8/5/2012 9:31 AM, Matthew George wrote:
>> In a perfect world, everybody would be issued a dwelling and a basic
>> food allowance that would give every person in the family 1200-3000
>> calories of a balanced diet [depending on age and all that, I can't
>> remember how many calories a small child needs frex] and a basic
>> education, basic medical, dental and optical care, and some form of
>> 'employment' or perhaps an actual job where they could make more than
>> basic allotment. [what I rather feel Beta is somewhat like]
>
> It's that sort of complexity that makes the settings interesting to me.
> There's no such thing as a free lunch, and no such place as Utopia.
>
Exactly.

Though I really wish that some politicians would actually *learn* that 
lesson.


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