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  •  For many hundreds of years, (0+ / 0-)

    Before industrialization, that is how most people lived. There were the rich, or the nobility, and there was everybody else, most of whom directly or indirectly worked to make the rich more comfortable. Like Downton Abbey. It seems we are returning slowly to that society. Maybe it is our natural state. Maybe we're just downstairs people.

    •  Industrial Farming and Assembly Line / Info Tech (2+ / 0-)
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      Jim P, blueoasis

      have eliminated the work most people historically did. That's why the notion of a new feudalism is such a sick joke. Feudalism happened because the nobility needed our labor. They don't, today.

      We'll conduct a mass dieoff of 4-6 billion via climate change and resource bottlenecks, and that will leave more than enough poor labor to support the legacy of our species that will be left by today's ownership.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Thu May 09, 2013 at 08:48:54 PM PDT

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      •  Don't forget the coming thing: Robots. (3+ / 0-)
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        Pluto, blueoasis, Sarenth

        No, they just don't assemble cars and clean your floor anymore. The advancements in hardware and software are not far from making almost any task possible for them.

        And robots will work perfectly for you 24/7, will never take a coffee or bathroom break, will never complain. And will never revolt. (Excepting some sci-fi scenarios.)

        One can find think tank papers of the rich where they discuss whether it's 500M or 2B which is the right amount of people to have living.

        Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats

        by Jim P on Thu May 09, 2013 at 09:19:02 PM PDT

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