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Response to Capt.Rocky300 (Reply #24)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 05:38 PM

42. Too bad then...........

Maybe when Dancing with the Stars becomes pay-per-view? Or maybe when their electricity is cut off for non-payment. Or they're evicted because they can't pay the rent or the mortgage. Or when more than a few have to choose between food and meds.

They will if they are forced to. The way things are going that could be a sizable minority at any time. Like maybe the NEXT crisis of capitalism.

Let's put it this way. If half the country's population is in poverty or near poverty (a stat I read here on DU), how much of a shock to the capitalist system will it take to send this entire group ALL THE WAY into poverty? And abject poverty at that. The kind of "nothing left to lose" poverty that gets people in the streets because they're already LIVING there or soon will be.

Remember the shocks to the system will be coming faster and faster as resources run out. So instead of a Great Depression and a Great Recession separated by 80 years or so, there's two "Great" recessions separated by 10 years. Or 5 years. Or every couple of years. With the recoveries being milder and NOT reaching the bottom strata at all.

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