Re: Luddites attack genegineered crop

Peter C. McCluskey (
Tue, 28 Oct 1997 22:52:28 -0800 (Anders Sandberg) writes:
>To quote somebody who was interviewed on Swedish television
>(unfortunately without the regional dialect which really made it
>funny): "There should be an end to progress so people can keep their
>jobs!". That view is dangerously common, and people in general fear
>change despite the fact that it helps them in the long run. It is very

People who have invested a lot of training in their current skills
but don't know much about adapting those skills to new conditions,
and people who have created cartels or other arrangements which inflate
their salaries, often have real reasons to expect that they will be
hurt by change.

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