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OftenBen  ·  441 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Real Future of Work

    Labor always outnumbers capital, though. It can't continue. We'll see what it looks like when the growling stomachs deafen out the platitudes.

You've read more history than me. I'm still crunching through volume one of Durant.

Has this story ever ended other than with violence?

kleinbl00  ·  441 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Violence is not a binary condition. Russia became the USSR through civil war. Violence in the west was mostly contained to some riots, firebombings and assassinations. India could have been a lot more violent than it was; China a lot less so.

So no - it's never ended other than with violence but yes, it has happened with less than armed uprisings.

OftenBen  ·  440 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It reminds me of that alleged Churchill quote about prostitution.

    “Churchill: "Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?"

    Socialite: "My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course... "

    Churchill: "Would you sleep with me for five pounds?"

    Socialite: "Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!"

    Churchill: "Madam, we've already established that. Now we are haggling about the price”