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Given that women were effectively their men's chattels, surely "commoditization" was almost a liberation, enabling them to live relatively independently as traders or whores in a city away from their family if required.. "Respectability" was defined by being the exclusive property of one man?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jul 6th, 2017 at 08:05:05 AM EST
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Debt relations define much of the social status. Being screwed by a financial-governing system is not that much fun - ask indebted college graduates. My impression is that (comparatively) egalitarian growth is more characteristic of the "axial" bullion phase of the credit/bullion cycle.

Eventually, urban centers tend to fall and whither at some overshot stage, while rural outskirts carry on with their culture. That could be a very important civilization cycle.

by das monde on Thu Jul 6th, 2017 at 09:25:59 AM EST
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