Originally Posted by Hellmark
Also, the fence analogy doesn't work because the painter is out materials in addition to their labor. The deprivation argument kicks in there.
That's why I said that I supply him with the paint, but I just refuse to pay him for his labour. But hey, according to some, he shouldn't be annoyed with me. After all, the fact that I've refused to pay him doesn't mean that I refuse to pay everybody, and I might perhaps pay him some money at some indeterminate point in the future, so what does he have to complain about?