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When I say 'unheard of inequality' I am, strictly speaking, wrong, the industrial proletariat was probably richer (in money terms) than the peasantry that preceded them. But the proletariat were more exposed to the wealth of others and the opportunities they might have if they were just a bit better off. and so they lived much unhealthier, unfulfilling lives (please see Marx) - and that's another parallel with the present.
by lemonwilmot (lemonwilmot at gmail.com) on Tue Feb 28th, 2006 at 09:30:14 AM EST
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