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...the habits of thought of the industrial workers are shaped by dialy interaction with the impersonal laws of nature, while the business class lives in a world of human convention, and that this difference in habits of thought explains the iconoclastic characteristics of the socialist movement in the 19th century.

This provides another rationale for the de-industrialization of the 20th Century USA, aided, of course, by the emergence of that staple of political philosophy for the culturally illiterate technical specialist -- Randian libertarianism.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat May 7th, 2011 at 10:36:48 AM EST
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