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What are some big social issues that need to be discussed, but aren't?

There are a lot social issues, but which ones are the most un-talked about and important?

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    Dec 6 2012: That we are working for machines rather than the machines are working for us.
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      Dec 7 2012: you are using a machine right now, reading this. can you name a single machine you have ever worked for?
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        Tao P 50+

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        Dec 7 2012: You've taken my statement too literally, though to answer your question, I worked quite hard to purchase the computer I am typing on.

        My original post was more in reference to the constantly increasing length of the work week. The promise of machines that make our lives easier is a the ever larger carrot being dangled in front of us. We work so hard to keep 'the machine' of the World economic system marching forward but to what end? More of the same it seems.

        Perhaps if the aim of our society was something other than economic growth we could better improve the quality of life for the citizenry of the World.
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        Dec 8 2012: Well 50 years ago a family generally only needed one working parent. Now most families have 2 working parents. I'm not sure if the work week is going up in the last few years as there is now widespread unemployment and underemployment. One of the problems with the current system is that most people are cogs in a Fordian machine. If machines were working for us we should see our required working hours dropping with the increased productivity we've attained from these machines.

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