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Yeah, but isn't the vast majority of economic activity related to stuff that isn't actually needed? To survive you need food and shelter.

So what you need is consumer confidence so that people will go out and buy stuff that they don't really need, so other people will have jobs making that stuff so they can get money to buy stuff that they don't really need. Seriously, isn't that exactly how it works?

If that's the model, there can never be too many workers, because all you need to do is have them start making something to meet some newly identified desire. Like iPhones, or makeup, or fancy clothes, or Bentleys.

by asdf on Fri Apr 17th, 2009 at 10:32:37 PM EST

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