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    was in no way shape or form attempting to justify the stereotyping of the poor

    Maslow is problematic however

    see eg: What Maslow Missed

    In reviews of research based on Maslow’s theory, little evidence has been found for the ranking of needs that Maslow described, or even for the existence of a definite hierarchy at all.

    “Here’s the problem with Maslow’s hierarchy,” explains Rutledge.  “None of these needs — starting with basic survival on up — are possible without social connection and collaboration…. Without collaboration, there is no survival. It was not possible to defeat a Woolley Mammoth, build a secure structure, or care for children while hunting without a team effort.  It’s more true now than then. Our reliance on each other grows as societies became more complex, interconnected, and specialized. Connection is a prerequisite for survival, physically and emotionally.”

    "a lie that can no longer be challenged becomes a form of madness" -Debord

    by grollen on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 09:31:47 PM PDT

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