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Enlightenme..'s Avatar Jump to comment 54 by Enlightenme..


I think many of the problems you mention that are caused by the market or capitalism have to be balanced against what the lot of the common man would be were the great reduction in consumption you refer to come about.

The great reduction in consumption is going to come about anyway, soon by resource constraints, and also currently because the problems that are caused by freemarket capitalism over the last 35 years has trickled up a vast proportion of wealth into the most unproductive [supposed 'jobcreator'] sectors of society.

As a common man I guess one can take some cold comfort that the slogan 'we're all this together' is eventually going to prove true.

Thu, 31 May 2012 20:06:53 UTC | #944827