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Re: <nettime> Political-Economy and Desire
Morlock Elloi on Sat, 3 Mar 2012 11:36:34 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Political-Economy and Desire

There is pretty much a consensus that in the first world only about
10-15% need to work to provide *all* goods and services. Then,
depending on the system, there are 15-20% of the armed guards (police,
military, etc), and the rest are sort of ... redundant. Hence
unemployment and poverty.

The quoted numbers (75% engaged) are far too optimistic.

> Naval War College), proposes a segmentation between the 5% "Brain
> Lords" (i.e. your crew with the "laser pointers" and Wells' "New
> Samurai"), the 20% "Upper Servers" who work as their support staff,
> the 50% of "service workers" and then the 25% who are permanently
> "Lost."

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