Friday, August 31, 2007

Hawaii As Educational Resort (1970)

The July 31, 1970 Honolulu Advertiser ran an article by Jane Evinger about Hawaii becoming a destination for education rather than just recreation. The piece quotes heavily from the preliminary report of the Governor's Conference on the Year 2000.

Both the article and the report work under some interesting assumptions about the future, such as a guaranteed income whether you work or not. An excerpt appears below.

Within the coming 30 years, the report assumes, technology will provide far more leisure and everyone, whether he works or not, will receive guaranteed annual income.

As a result, says the task force, "since there will be plenty of time to learn, there wil be no need for compulsion."


The article was found in the 1972 book Futures Conditional.

See also:
The Future of Leisure That Never Arrived (New York Times, 2007)

5 comments:

Wutzke said...

Seriously, is the typo in the last sentence? That's awesome irony.

Mark Plus said...

Conservatives have always opposed guaranteed incomes for poor people because it allegedly corrupts you to receive money you haven't worked for -- except for the hereditary rich and the politically connected.

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these are German posters depicting future prosperity of teh German nation, posters are dated 1941.

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mueja said...

-.-

Bock the Robber said...

Yes indeed. We have people in this country who receive guaranteed income whether they work or not.

The consequence is that they don't work.

Would you?