I just wonder if anyone remembers what working conditions were like during the industrial revolution; you know, that time where the middle class
triumphed over the traditional landed gentry?
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Ah, gone are the days when a budget minded capitalist could employ 5year old kids under contract such that the kids were property of the factory until
their contract or 'apprenticeship' was paid off some 10 or 15 years later ... if they survived.
Welfare was a good thing back then because back then, welfare meant orphanages where you could get more WORKERS!
Yep, I miss that kind of freedom where we could still essentially own other people for pennies a day where they'd work 16 hour work days 7 days a
week, and if they didn't like it, or died from exhaustion or accident, you didn't have to pay out big insurance settlements to the families or go to
court over silly things like harsh working conditions, and there were always more children and immigrants just waiting to take the places of people
that didn't like it.
Yep, $100 a year salary with 7 day working weeks and days off only during holidays, sometimes, was certainly they hey-day of freedom.
All the food was organic, so, you could get really good deals on the food in market stalls that was starting to rot or go bad. All you had to do was
just cook it a little longer, and sometimes food that had started to rot was even better because it had just a little extra flavor.
We didn't have to take medicines we didn't want to back then because if whiskey didn't fix it or make you better, then coc aine could help out in
We didn't have to worry about such things like social security or retirement funds because we only lived about 50 years if we were lucky.
Ah yes, freedom. Those were the days.
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