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The feudal system has rights and obligations both ways. The current system is one way, thus not particularly feudal.

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by martingale on Tue Jul 14th, 2009 at 08:21:41 PM EST
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nitpicker :D

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Jul 15th, 2009 at 01:49:13 AM EST
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... system involved rights and obligations in both directions ... in many cases the flows of rights and obligations amongst members of the feudal aristocracy worked better than the flow of obligations from the aristocracy to the commons, which were in many cases honoured in the breach rather than the act.
 

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Jul 16th, 2009 at 03:37:11 PM EST
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