[LMB] TSK - Echoes

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Mon Jul 22 21:54:04 BST 2019



> On Jul 22, 2019, at 12:34 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> The thing was, the "dark satanic mills" in Victorian England WERE
> progress!  Prior to the Industrial Revolution, the surplus rural population
> had only a few options, and none of them were good.  After the factories
> were there, they could go and work in them.
> 
> Also, the Industrial Revolution made a lot of things more accessible to the
> poor, like making clothes cheaper.
> 
> Most of the sneering at factories was by people who were too rich to have
> any idea of what life was like for the real poor.  They would rhapsodize
> about how much better life was in the country.  Which it was, _if you owned
> land!_  Tenants, OTOH, were at the mercy of their landlords, and life in
> those quaint, picturesque country cottages was often pretty hellish.


Amen.

If we ever get a time where the whole world is rich, we may need robots to do the jobs we don’t want to do.


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