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As Galbraith notes in The Affluent Society the notion of growth benefitting the masses was a relatively new one. Ricardo and Malthus explanations for eternal poverty  ruled for a long time and what finally lifted the masses was action not technology. In the same way it is not the technology that is causing the new poverty, it is meerely a convenient excuse for the ongoing pauperisation of growing parts of the population.

Legal theft requires narratives to explain why it is the natural order of things. And the narrators will be handsomely payed.

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Feb 18th, 2013 at 07:24:12 AM EST
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