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Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Abolition of the Individual

This is my latest at the Partial Observer. Excerpt:
The process started by coal and the railroad in the 19th century continued with Interstate highways and television in the 20th. Local identity gave way to dependence on a national economy and with it, strong nationalist feeling, which manifested itself in various ways, from colonial conquest to national education standards. Even so, the jet, the Internet, and the freighter are making the nation itself disappear in a global economy.
But does international economic integration require greater international governing institutions? To the Ruling Class, the answer is yes, because global government is more convenient for them. But to the average individual, it is most inconvenient, even destructive.

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