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  •  "Landed classes" kind of makes the picture.. (2+ / 0-)
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    zaka1, JeffW

    .. in words for me. Just that phrase.

    Its use is so not unusual; that it is even a part of our language to sort out people is weird. On second thought it's kind of sick actually how it is an accepted way of defining or ranking people

    Note: Not aimed at the author's use of it at all - but macro view point

    What Americans are just beginning to grok is that we are pioneering a system that may be just as inflexible as the old system of landed classes. Our new system is based on access to mobile money, and it is spawning dynasties, creating closed social circles and birthing more devices for social exclusions that separate the well to do from the rest.
    Ownership, mobile money access, prohibitively high priced private schools,
    ..private clubs,
    ..years along.. welfare for the too big to fail.
    Private privilege on f*cking steroids from birth til the end

    Yes we're learning, OWS started something important and it's seeds aren't privatized yet

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