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webbureaucrat

Deutsche's argument is nonsense. It's upside-down. The WFH "privileges" it lists are efficiencies in the market and the supposed contributions to the economy that office employees pay are economic rent.

This is like saying that we should tax computers because they don't contribute to the demand for typewriter ribbons. No kidding! We're not "contributing" to that demand because we don't need them in the same volume that we used to. We need a social safety net to help the makers of typewriter ribbons transition to the jobs we still need or are going to need. We don't need a tax to artificially hold back computers.

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Not everything that benefits some people necessarily deprives others.

DO NOT TREAT LIFE ONLY AS A ZERO SUM GAME.

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Anna J McDougall

Perfectly put!