V0108a - Ingredient Two: Balanced Job Complex - Intro by Lonnie Ray Atkinson published on 2012-03-07T02:25:45Z Intro Narration: Now, anyone familiar with failed attempts at socialism knows that classism does not go away just because you eliminate private ownership of productive property. Sure, it may no longer be a Capitalist apple pie. But what about the crust and the filling? What about the 20 percent of workers who run the show for those at the top – those who get paid more for doing work that is more empowering and/or more desirable? We’re not saying that these are bad or evil people. We’re just identifying class structure. If we intend to have a classless society, we must first identify what makes up class. Of course a lot of people associate class with money and power. But often class can be just as much a matter of who does what. Luckily, “Who does what?” is our next basic food group question. And the answer is our next main ingredient, an economic institution we call a Balanced Job Complex. In simple terms, it’s just you and I doing a fair mix of tasks at work, where some aren’t just doing the more desirable stuff while the rest are left to do all the shit work. In a Balanced Job Complex, the diversity in our jobs balances out. So there’s not this huge gap in the quality of our work lives.