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... obvious, but at one time fiefdoms were ubiquitous and commercial corporations rare or non-existent ...

... the entire historical period in which they became ubiquitous has a common feature that is unlike all the periods before that when they were not, and which we know is a temporary feature which will not be true for most of the rest of this century.

Whether that is a coincidence or a dependence is something that will be put to the test.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun May 29th, 2011 at 08:38:54 PM EST
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