About this author:
Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is one of the fathers of the modern short story. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless dénouement. He also wrote six short novels. A number of his stories often denote the futility of war and the innocent civilians who get crushed in it – many are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s.
Found while looking through this article about the engraved zippo lighters from the Vietnam War.
It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”
Many things happening seem to validate this view, we have total abundance of everything we could want available in America now. Scientists and the like are predicting the depletion of many natural resources within 100-200 years. A lower consumption smaller economy society seems natural.
First thing I've seen on Facebook that felt like it had more to it than “Like this!”
“When something is broken, like say the economy, and it isn't getting fixed. Either; it's not really a serious problem, or someone very powerful benefits very much from it staying broken.”- myself
-Jason Read, Professor of University of Southern Maine 1