[ExI] Electoral College and 1177 BCE
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 18:22:37 UTC 2018
I don't understand how a logical person can expect this trend to continue
for much longer without blood in the streets. One way or another this will
John K Clark
Well, it's the way of the world, isn't it? The big fish eat the little
fish (recollections of Ben Franklin's autobiography here). Start a
business, do great, get bought out unless you want to be Sam Walton.
What is to stop that?
On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 12:45 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 1:02 AM Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com>
> *> The only thing that keeps "war mode" turned off is rising or at
>> least steady income per capita. That's rare for any length of time in the
> With improved technology I see no reason income per capita will not
> continue but that's not what determines social stability, its the gap
> between the richest and the poorest. And starting about 25 years ago all
> over the world that gap started to grow and it's not just growing its
> accelerating and doing so at a alarming rate. There are about 7.2 billion
> people on the Earth and in 2010 the 388 richest people had as much wealth
> as the poorest half of them, that's 3.6 billion people. In 2014 it was 85.
> In 2016 it was 62. In 2017 it was 8.
> In the USA it is even worse, in 2017 just the 3 richest people had as much
> wealth as the poorest 160 million. I don't understand how any logical
> person can look at those statistics and not shudder, and I don't understand
> how a logical person can expect this trend to continue for much longer
> without blood in the streets. One way or another this will change.
> John K Clark
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