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  • John Childs

    April 25, 2007 at 8:44 am
    quote Stephen Morriss:

    Doesn’t work for people made unemployed by government policy, try coal mining for a start 🙂

    I don’t see why not. Do you think we should still be paying for redundant lamp-lighters then?

    I realise that coal mining in particular may still be an open sore with some people, but literally millions of people have had their industries disappear over the centuries, due to government or economic changes, and some just down to pure progress. That doesn’t, or shouldn’t, give anybody an opt-out of contributing to society for the rest of their lives.