What is an Operational Definition? LO27200

From: demingtw (demingtw@ms17.hinet.net)
Date: 08/30/01

Replying to LO27165 --

Dear Winfred,

I am sorry for some miscommunication. "Letters persanes" is a book by
Montesquieu. Perhaps I was reading Stephen Zweig's DIE WELT VON GESTERN
and thought about this first Europeans.

We are near Japan. One of the operational definition of 'unemployment' in
Japan is "in the last week of each month, work for hourly rate less than 1
hour" something like that, so that the real unemployment rate there might
be double of the official record breaking 5%). I can not imagine the joy
of working over there. So perhaps the American people are entitle to be
very proud of USA 's 'achievements'. At least they have mechanism to '
refund' people's money while many Japanese life-long savings in housing
might be gone with the wind of national-wide "system" money games . Time
for Telling Truth Is Running Out?

Perhaps my point in answering your last mail was that "mass production"
opportunities are "blessings" to most people in this world . Western
countries' craft people are lucky guys so that they can think about higher
level of needs satisfaction.

By the way, Rudolf Arnheim mentions about the nice translation of Schlegel
for "philosophy" in Hamlet as " Schulweisheit". I like to invite your

Best Regards,

Hanching Chung


demingtw <demingtw@ms17.hinet.net>

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