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You're being tedious

Posted by: Stoller on November 10, 1999 at 19:05:27:

In Reply to: Look a little more closely posted by Gee on November 10, 1999 at 16:38:30:

You're comparing a LANDOWNER (peasant) with someone who owns NOTHING BUT THEIR OWN LABOR-POWER (the proletariat).

Not quite so seperate, look to see what the proletariat owns; his labor, that which was bought with his labor, those inheritences (however few) and considewr whether these people want to hang onto those things owned as much as the (nominally land owning) peasant did.

And that's why the average savings of the average American is, like, 0%? (Source: any mainstream publication; take your pick...)

You're telling me that the proletariat has money to save, money to turn into capital, Gee. That's a spurious claim.

The proletariat is a fickle fellow.

: And when market falls dont spell doomsday, but temporary setback, they will stay 'fickle' or discriminatory valuers (ie, not egalitarian) of their options (however ltd you believe them to be).

Ah, another 'end of history' man with another 'permanently high plateau.'

Ever heard of the 1997 Asian meltdown? Ever heard of subsequent riots and unrest in Asia?

I'm not ALWAYS talking about America, Gee.

The proletariat has no country.

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