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The New Socialism
« on: 10:55 09-Jun-2009 »
This is a tech article but I couldn't figure out where else to post it, as it has some political overtones.....Bit of pie in the sky hopefulness in this article but he does raise some interesting points...And with a member of Sweeden's Pirate Party entering the EU parliament as of this most recent election, it does seem that this trend will continue forward rather than back......

http://www.wired.com/culture/culturereviews/magazine/17-06/nep_newsocialism

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Re: The New Socialism
« Reply #1 on: 01:35 16-Jun-2009 »
I actually agree 100% with everything in that article.  I think a significant portion of the economic problems, particularly with industry, is that the evolution of services > information is on the verge of developing optimization.  Essential thrust of that is what happens when 30% of the world is no longer responsible for 70% productivity... but gradually moving to 1:1.  If that develops - there will not be any more economic meltdowns, at least none on the scale like this one.  The ramifications are beyond enormous, if we don't blow ourselves up or spend our way into an oblivion so deep that entire pantheons of ancient gods couldn't help us.   But then, as they say, "No Pain, No Gain." 
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