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Old 31st July 2020, 06:59 PM   #461212  /  #11
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Originally Posted by Zeluvia View Post
In the book "The Relentless Revolution, A history of Capitalism" she makes the point that it was technological advances in farming that kicked tenant farmers off land and created the large pool of very poor people who were willing to take crappy jobs to avoid starvation. It's not like this is a new thing, but the scale is huge.
The logical response would have been to reduce the population by a huge,
offsetting amount so as to avoid working a "crappy job". Ah the good ole
days of manual farming, no readin, writein, or rithmetic, but the nubile
farmer's daughter to bear me a dozen children, over half of which will
die in childhood.

Let me know when the spaceship to New Earth is scheduled to leave.
Want to be among the first inhabitants.
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