Another post wished to compare the modern wage system with slavery. The difference is that 90% of the modern wage slaves are happy or at least insufficiently unhappy to chance a change in the system. 2000 years ago 90% of the population were slaves or defacto slaves enabeling the 10% to live well. These days maybe 30% or 40% of the population are wage slaves, enabeling the rest to live well. Who are the wage slaves? (one example)The half of all credit card holders who carry an average $8,000 balance. The people who buy toys on credit. They are the ones who keep the economy going and enable me to live very well on a 60% pension. Why are the wage slaves happy? Because they have the same sort of toys that the rich people have. I have a very rich relative. He doesn't have any kind of toy that people on welfare can't have. The difference is that his toys are of a better quality. In the bad old days, poor people starved and froze to death. These days poor people are dying from over weight, booze, and ciggy butts. These days primary advantages of being rich are better toys and not having to stand in lines.