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Old 05-15-2020, 07:07 AM
 
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people can speculate all they want about the price of goods in the future, much is unknown, but this much requires no speculation....if you're unskilled and/or uneducated and struggle to make ends meet before the pandemic, you'll be in the same shape once this ends. Conversely, people who have means before this pandemic in most cases will end up back on top.
How did that line of reasoning work out for Louis XVI and his rentier friends back in 1789? The government faced supply chain disruptions and debt problems and one day the “unskilled and/or uneducated” people took matters into their own hands.
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Old 05-15-2020, 08:05 AM
 
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How did that line of reasoning work out for Louis XVI and his rentier friends back in 1789? The government faced supply chain disruptions and debt problems and one day the “unskilled and/or uneducated” people took matters into their own hands.
Fortunately, we have a (reasonably) well functioning judicial system, and the rule of law is well established. I don’t we have much to fear from the masses that have failed at the game of life.
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Old 05-15-2020, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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Fortunately, we have a (reasonably) well functioning judicial system, and the rule of law is well established. I don’t we have much to fear from the masses that have failed at the game of life.
There must be a lot of life failures out there at 36 million unemployed.
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Old 05-15-2020, 08:27 AM
 
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Fortunately, we have a (reasonably) well functioning judicial system, and the rule of law is well established. I don’t we have much to fear from the masses that have failed at the game of life.
As Terry Gou wisely noted “Hungry people have clear minds”. The “masses” will likely skip the free consultation at the attorney’s office on their way to the rebellion.
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:49 AM
 
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But to ignore that possibility is silly.
There are 38 'possibilities' on a roulette wheel. To ignore any of them is silly.

Place your bets.
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:50 AM
 
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As Terry Gou wisely noted “Hungry people have clear minds”.
Wow, that's some prime horse'oopies.

Hungry people revert to their hind brains.

No one has a more clouded mind than someone desperately hungry, in pain or protecting a loved one.

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Old 05-15-2020, 08:58 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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Of course the probabilities of the US having a coup or "extended term limits" have risen but I still feel like we will get through this.
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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During the Great Depression there was social unrest. In a few points, to a scary level.
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Old 05-15-2020, 11:00 PM
 
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During the Great Depression there was social unrest. In a few points, to a scary level.
Such as? One of the hallmarks of that event was the largely passive response of Americans. There was no point in struggle or conflict because no one had anything.

Some labor unrest, but with thousands chasing every job trying to be first in line at the gate each morning was more important. Some violence against Okies, which is why most of them continued on to California.
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Old 05-15-2020, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Such as? One of the hallmarks of that event was the largely passive response of Americans. There was no point in struggle or conflict because no one had anything.

Some labor unrest, but with thousands chasing every job trying to be first in line at the gate each morning was more important. Some violence against Okies, which is why most of them continued on to California.

This qualifies as social unrest in the great depression.



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