Is socialism an incentive to not work?

By | May 10, 2022

Robert Heinlein, in one chapter of his 1980 book “Expanded Universe” detailed a trip he and his wife took to the USSR in the 1960’s. Before the trip, his wife learned Russian.

One day, when at a collective farm, ALL the workers were sitting around the office, DOING NOTHING until noon. When asked why, one worker said “””I get the same pay whether I am out there working in the field or sitting around the office, SO WHY SHOULD I WORK???”””


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