RE: [OT] Slashdot and media accuracy (was Re: Improved Debian Pro ject Emergency Communications)
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> From: Monique Y. Herman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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> Subject: Re: [OT] Slashdot and media accuracy (was Re:
> Improved Debian Project Emergency Communications)
> On Thu, 04 Dec 2003 at 17:56 GMT, Paul Johnson penned:
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> > On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 07:13:33PM +0800, David Palmer. wrote:
> >> Put all politicians on a wage of $500.00/week, and make it
> a capital
> >> offense to take a political bribe, and you would get the ones that
> >> want to do the job for the right reasons.
> > Would also encourage just random people to get a job as a
> > because it would be a reasonable income.
> Friends of mine postulated the idea of having "politician
> duty" in much the same was as we have jury duty ... you get a
> letter one day telling you it's your turn to serve. Pretty
> sure this was done in at least one ancient govt ... think it
> was Athens.
This idea was explored in more detail in the novel Red Mars (or Green Mars,
I forget which).