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  •  Many benefit from inefficiencies. Many pay a price (2+ / 0-)
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    glynis, slothlax

    for efficiencies. There is a period of dislocation and churn that can be painful. Some examples:

    * An entire population, living in absolutely miserable conditions as they were, saw their lives "end" when machines replaced their labor in the cotton fields of the South.

    * Middle aged to near retirement aged women, long comfortable when every minor manager had a secretary and those higher had several plus a file clerk, saw a world and future, small as it was, vanish as PCs appeared in quantity (Though some stayed in place to turn on the damn things when the boss couldn't find the switch!).

    I'm old enough to have watched both in progress.

    The modern bounce from doctor to doctor, test to test, going without answers sometimes until things become fatal, in our very inefficient "system" creates lots of jobs. An efficient system of primary  care specializing in diagnosis and then effective treatment would disrupt that. While a long term benefit it would certainly cause lots of churning for those in the system over the short term.

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 07:05:01 AM PST

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