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    Employment figures looking better -- maybe

    The article also confirms Eric's other story about people becoming freelancers out of necessity. The number of part-time workers for economic reasons is very high.

    Also an indication that the stimulus actually harmed the economy - the $8k first-time homebuyer credit caused housing prices to increase (hey - if your buyer is using someone else's money, why not raise prices?)

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    Aristotle made the statement "all paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind".

    Cicero wrote in 44 BC that "…vulgar are the means of livelihood of all hired workmen whom we pay for mere manual labour, not for artistic skill; for in their case the very wage they receive is a pledge of their slavery

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