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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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a history of the Luddites

Luddites is a name frequently given to English workers who staged a series of uprisings between 1811 and 1816. These struggles began in Nottinghamshire, where groups of textile workers began to destroy knitting machines. They spread later to Lancashire, Cheshire and the West Riding of Yorkshire. Wo…

—p.4 The Crisis in the Trade Unions (1) by Sam Marcy
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the cost of militarism is rising

The cost of militarism is rising. The trend in imperialism today is that the cost of maintaining the empire is beginning to overwhelm the loot that is brought in. When imperialism was stronger it brought in many more profits than losses. This allowed for the development of a relatively aristocratic…

—p.xxxviii Foreword (xxxiii) by Sam Marcy
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the expulsion of workers from the process of production

[...] even in its most prosperous phase of the capitalist economic cycle continually expels more and more workers from the productive apparatus. The difference introduced by the scientific-technological revolution is simply that it has vastly accelerated this continuous expulsion of more and more w…

—p.xxxvi Foreword (xxxiii) by Sam Marcy
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the general pauperization of the population

The distinctive feature of this particular phase of capitalist development, the scientific-technological phase, is that while it enormously raises the productivity of labor, it for the first time simultaneously lowers the general wage patterns and demolishes the more high-skilled, high-paid workers…

—p.xxxvi Foreword (xxxiii) by Sam Marcy
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technological changes alter fundamental social trends

[...] The Congressional Office of Technology Assessment report confirmed it: "Jobs in computer and semiconductor manufacturing are unlikely to rescue many workers from traditional manufacturing jobs because employment in these industries is small." And of course, the total number of jobs in compute…

—p.xxxv Foreword (xxxiii) by Sam Marcy