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15th century - Black Death
Authored by: Gringo_ on Sunday, November 18 2012 @ 01:40 AM EST
I don't see anything "Cheery" about that, Wol.

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Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, November 18 2012 @ 03:14 AM EST
We ought as a species to have progressed socially beyond the need for
catastrophic events to regulate labour-supply issues.
A new paradigm is needed.

Industry must take a social responsibility and be mandated to think beyond
purely financial gain. When jobs are globalised, general well-fare is exported
with severe consequences for domestic market turn-over since unemployed people
can't consume, perpetuating the down-ward spiral we experience now.
That's also why tax-breaks for the poor should theoretically work better; they
have a massive pent up spending-need, which would boost consumption if
unleashed.

The jobs that are available must be shared. In effect, more free time, leave,
educational, and personal development opportunities for the individual.
Society must rethink the definition of 'job' away from the current
industrial-age mass-production mode, which do not adequately address the
requirements of society any more.
Growth and value measured only in quantity and not in quality (of life) does not
reflect real value - it only reflects what we measure.

Society needs to focus on meeting the needs of people, not the needs of
industry.

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15th century - Black Death
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, November 18 2012 @ 11:18 AM EST
It also brought in a new concept, there was a shortage of labour. Peasants
started to demand payment in money for their labours.

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15th century - Black Death
Authored by: squib on Sunday, November 18 2012 @ 03:44 PM EST
Before the Black Death, Europe had a growing population it was struggling to provide for. New resources had to be found to feed all those extra mouths.
Under the feudal system in Europe there was adequate supply of land and meat that was denied to the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoi_polloiy
by virtue of such things as the Forest Law
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_forest#Forest_law

If the harvest failed, the church still demanded their 'fair share' to cart of to Rome. Then suddenly... the princes of Europe (which includes Henry VIII) said 'enough'! Then surpluses during times of plenty where placed into 'vermin proof stores' who's construction was subsided by the king. All this business about 'wives' and 'Pope's' is down to old historians (who were from influential families themselves and so valued blood ties above all else) writing history from their point of view.

Consider Staddle stones. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staddle_stones They didn't exist before Henry VIII's time. Because before then, the church never let a surplus go un-exported. So there was never anything much left to store for rainy day's.

History has to be read in the context of the day.

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