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RE: [OT] Slashdot and media accuracy (was Re: Improved Debian Pro ject Emergency Communications)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Monique Y. Herman [mailto:spam@bounceswoosh.org] 
> Sent: Friday, 5 December 2003 7:48 AM
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> 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:
> > 
> > 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 
> politician 
> > 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).


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