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Much of the population is desperately trying to educate its way out of a terrifying cycle of downward mobility.  But students are fighting strong structural shifts in the economy.  While technology-driven productivity used to be what economists said would save us from jobless recoveries, technology these days removes jobs from the economy.
     —    Rana Foroohar
From her editorial / commentary column (“The Curious Capitalist“):  “The 3% Economy
In Time Magazine,  dtd:  October 6, 2014
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When I feed the poor they call me a saint.  When I ask why so many people are poor they call me a communist.
    —    Brazilian Roman Catholic Bishop Dom Helder Camara
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Finally it’s worth noting that economics, for all its charms, doesn’t have the answer to everything.  Many phenomena are simply left to other disciplines, from psychology to physics, or left without an academic theory at all.  Abundance, like growth itself, is a force that is changing our world in ways that we experience every day, whether we have an equation to describe it or not.
    —    Chris Anderson
 From his book:  “The Long Tail
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