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peter lindsay

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The political debate regarding free-market v socialism v libertarianism etc is actually all a complete waste of time.

Every human civilisation eventually spontaneously generates an upper class that goes on to hoard all the goodies to the detriment of the plebians. You've just got to hope that as a pleb you can convince the upper class you have something they need. The time when you really have a problem is when the default ruling class have no ambition and decide to maintain the status quo. It's been 1955 in North Korea for over 50 years now for exactly that reason.

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    Apr 4 2013: "Every human civilisation eventually spontaneously generates an upper class " Is this true? Did you mean Cultures? Have you ever heard of the Potlatch?
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      Apr 7 2013: The Potlatch could be construed as a way for the wealthy to domonstrate their wealth which puts the plebians in their place.
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        Apr 8 2013: face it people that throw good parties are well liked. I guess if you have a culture of social climbers with a junior league mentality you might be correct. Anyway I've never been big on original sin either.

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