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  •  It's been downhill ever since the (0+ / 0-)

    development of agriculture.  Before that, when we were hunter gatherers, there wasn't much point in owning more than you could carry since we were nomadic.  Perhaps there were "leaders" who were bullies, but classes really didn't gain a foothold until we settled into sedentary communities.  Only then can you hoard quantities of stuff.  

    I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had. - Margaret Mead

    by fayea on Sun Dec 05, 2010 at 05:57:44 PM PST

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    •  the difference between now and then? (0+ / 0-)

      Life without sophisticated technology is nasty, brutish, and short.

      Life with technology can be otherwise.

      We live under leadership that wants life with technology to be nasty, brutish, and short for everyone but the elite.

      Looking for intelligent energy policy alternatives? Try here.

      by alizard on Sun Dec 05, 2010 at 07:21:01 PM PST

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