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I'm thinking, in particular, of family businesses, artisans, tradespeople who traditionally would have had a certain amount of capital goods, turnover, goodwill, adding up to an established social and economic position that was transmissible to the following generation. This sort of social and economic model had been severely weakened, almost stamped out by the end of the 20th century; partly through technological change, partly because the easy availability of salaried work made taking over Dad's trade a less attractive proposition.

I can see signs that this model is returning, and may become quite common again : a possible reversion to the norm.

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by eurogreen on Thu May 22nd, 2014 at 11:38:11 AM EST
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