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People often say that time is money. However, whereas
most currency units are based on multiples of ten, time as
used for most purposes is based on widely variable but
often quite sensible multiples such as sixty, twenty-four
and so on. Later on, this does succumb to the decimal,
I've mentioned before that is our probably quite
People are often paid per unit of time, and there is such a
thing in some countries as a minimum wage. However, we
lose touch with what that is if we are paid more or less
than that sum per unit of work.
Enter time currency. People at minimum wage are paid in
hours, i.e. an actual unit of currency referred to as an
"hour", divisible into sixty "minutes", each themselves
divisible into sixty "seconds". The next unit up is of course
the "working day" of eight hours, assuming that should be
fixed as a standard. Five (again this is arguable) of those
make a "working week" and so forth.
This is an international currency. Consequently, all wages
are based at the same minimum, where there is a
minimum wage. The cost of many goods and services is
based on how much time it took to make or provide it,
although that's again a minimum.
Loads of flaws in this of course. Do your worst.
Movie with the premise that time has become the universal currency. [xaviergisz, Apr 25 2017]
||No no no. You don't want my worst. The lyrics are
permanently ingrained in several sanitarium residents, and
the fallout from the yodeling chorus alone nearly set off an
||Maybe your worst is my best.
||Did you know that it is actually illegal to yodel in public in Switzerland during weekdays, unless you are a licenced performer or are calling for help?
||No, it doesn't matter where you were born. It's just not allowed aloud.
||Is this finally going to solve the quandary posed by Dust in
||We're forever being told to not waste time yet not to worship
money in one confounding cluster. Also that we shouldn't be
stingy with either and to store up treasure in heaven,
whatever that means.
||I think they're just trying to break math.