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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 & people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school & think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along & told them they had to earn a living.”

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Buckminster Fuller

Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetic.

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nous devons éliminer la notion absolument spécieuse que tout le monde doit gagner sa vie. c'est un fait aujourd'hui qu'un sur dix mille d'entre nous peut faire une percée technologique capable de supporter tout le reste. les jeunes d'aujourd'hui ont absolument raison de reconnaître ce non-sens de gagner sa vie. nous continuons à inventer des emplois à cause de cette fausse idée que tout le monde doit être employé à une sorte de corvée parce que, selon la théorie malthusienne-darwinienne, il doit justifier son droit d'exister. nous avons donc des inspecteurs des inspecteurs et des personnes fabriquant des instruments pour que les inspecteurs inspectent les inspecteurs. la vraie affaire des gens devrait être de retourner à l'école et de penser à tout ce à quoi ils pensaient avant que quelqu'un vienne et leur dise qu'ils devaient gagner leur vie. »

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