[FoRK] Making robotics a priority

Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca
Wed Jul 13 19:41:59 PDT 2011


Re: "I'm sure all her work is trivially disprovable." ... Yeah. You just did it.  Did you even read what you quoted?  You can't have given it any thought before pushing the Send button.

           ...ken...


--- On Wed, 7/13/11, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org> wrote:

> [1] Ramey & Francis, A Century of
> Work and Leisure, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
> 2009, 1:2, 189–224
> 
> The new measures reveal a number of interesting 20th
> Century trends. First, 70 percent of the decline in hours
> worked has been offset by an increase in hours spent in
> school. Second, contrary to conventional wisdom, average
> hours spent in home production are actually slightly higher
> now than they were in the early part of the 20th Century.
> Finally, leisure per capita is approximately the same now as
> it was in 1900.
> 
> I'm sure all her work is trivially disprovable.
> 
> Greg
> 
> On 7/12/2011 10:25 PM, Adam L Beberg wrote:
> > Trivially disprovable I'm afraid, but fixable with
> s/mankind/the rich/
> > 
> > Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote on 7/12/2011 9:32 PM:
> >> History has shown that despite the irrational
> fears, automation has been
> >> the thing that has freed mankind to pursue more
> intellectual pursuits
> >> through the resulting leisure time.
> > 
> 
> -- greg at bolcer.org,
> http://bolcer.org, c: +1.714.928.5476
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