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From Henry Ford to Walmart: How North America went from innovation with labour to innovation against labour

The “Occupy” protests – now winding down, but not forgotten – were effective in expressing rage against what was seen as a fundamentally corrupted social, economic and political system, and polls indicated that many agreed the demonstrators had a point. At the same time, many of us were uneasy about the absence of a bill of particulars.

Apart from the obvious – the obscene juxtaposition of extreme wealth and dismal poverty – what exactly is rotten? Continue reading