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Author: commoncents33 Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 211784  
Subject: Re: energy independence Date: 2/16/2013 2:13 PM
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What is the benefit in improved communication?

Well, it allows you to rant about how much you don't appreciate modern conveniences for one.

Secondly, it makes it much easier for the rotten capitalists to swindle all your money and oppress the poor.

I do not know. Modern medicine suffers from corruption too,

I think this is what your problem is, with all of this stuff, including capitalism. You throw the baby out with the bath water. Since capitalism and medicine and everything suffers from some corruption, it is simply no good.

I've got news for you: there was corruption back then, too.

(By the way, you are way wrong regarding how much humanity in general has not benefitted from modern life. Infant mortality centuries ago was sky high, and life expectancy was less than half of what it is now. So even if people can't all afford a cardiac bypass or liver transplant, it's absurd to say that the vast majority of the world hasn't benefitted from the fruits of capitalistic efforts.)
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