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The2ndWheel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 09:24 AM
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8. And they say these things aren't zero-sum
Everyone can have everything. Well, if that happens, we'll pay for it somewhere else. Such as climate change, overconsumption, overpopulation, or whatever.

Some people get everything, most don't, and some get nothing. Well, then we still have poverty, and the middle class will not only want, but need, and demand more of what the wealthy have, as they have every right to it that anyone does(like China and India in relation to the US).

Or, the field is completely level, everyone gets a little bit of everything, but not everything of everything. Not sure what force will bring that about, at least not in this large scale world.

But most people want globalization(you have to take the good with the bad, that balance thing again). Most people seem to enjoy competition(you have to take the good with the bad again). Most people don't see much wrong with specialization(which helps the class structure remain firmly intact). There is a balance to this thing we call existence, and we just have to figure out which scale to use.
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