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Monday, January 21, 2013

A twist on entitlement

The Sci-fi channel has been replaying the Star Trek movies.  An underlying theme has always been the following:
*Poverty has been abolished
*money is no longer used
*cancers and other significant diseases have been concurred
*the focus of living is self improvement and improvement of society

So what would that look like in our society?
*Everybody working
   Jobs would be made for the ability level of the people.  Every time that I hear someone is on "Social Security Disability" the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.  I have seen and worked with many people that have disabilities.  Instead of paying out SSD we should focus on creating jobs that meet the disability needs. 
*Educate, educate and educate some more. YES, that would mean some people would need to be re-educated.  Some slow learners would need more education than others.   Not to stereotype but in the last 5 years, I've met many people that have twisted the system and are now on disability and the can barely read and can't fill out a job application without help.
*stop creating medicines that are physically destructive. Promote healthier living choices.  Stop selling cigarettes, create synthohol (Star Trek term for a drink with the flavor of alcohol without causing drunken behavior.)
*uniforms at all work places. If you are wearing a uniform there is 50% less need for high price fashion.
*Continued education, fun classes for the non-working side of life.  When I taught in Japan, one elderly student regularly attended English classes.  She told us, "When I stop learning, I start dying."
I think we need to start with everybody working.

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