One of my European friends recently told me that work was a "scarce resource". He said a French philosopher argued that (1) everybody should receive a salary from the government, and (2) those people who wanted to work should pay for the privilege.

I guess I'm one of the lucky ones--I have a surplus of work. If you're a competent programmer, and you would like to pay me for the privilege of doing some work, please use the e-mail address on the bottom of the page to contact me.