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Since economics is the physical representation of social status, the idea of a rising tide lifting all ships is purest nonsense.  It is probably not your ship that is being lifted.  

On a different note:  The first step in colonization is to destroy the local economy, giving the locals no recourse but to accept enslavement in the new economy.  The West has done this everywhere.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Wed Nov 30th, 2005 at 10:36:28 AM EST
Since economics is the physical representation of social status
Hmmm.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Nov 30th, 2005 at 10:38:32 AM EST
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