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  •  In the cons' lingo, "competition" is a euphemism (5+ / 0-)
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    katiec, Jim P, snazzzybird, orlbucfan, elwior

    for dominate and defeat. How slave wages are supposed to defeat people who get paid and eat well is a puzzlement. However, slave wages are the next best thing to slavery and "free labor" instead of free men is still a U.S. ideal.

    I even suspect that some of the motivation for getting women out of the house and into the labor force arose from the expectation that, if women got paid something, men could be paid less. And less is always better than more because the best is none.
    Anyway, why should workers have free labor at home, when the elites had to pay the maid and the butler and the nurse through the nose?

    Self-centered people do strange stuff. My aged mother (95) told people I was her nurse. It made her feel more important.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 04:47:03 AM PST

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