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December 10, 2010 9:39 AM Subscribe
"Are the American People Obsolete?"
posted by Kadin2048 (45 comments total)
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an essay by Michael Lind of the New America Foundation."Offshoring and immigration [...] are severing the link between the fate of most Americans and the fate of the American rich. A member of the elite can make money from factories in China that sell to consumers in India, while relying entirely or almost entirely on immigrant servants at one of several homes around the country. With a foreign workforce for the corporations policed by brutal autocracies and non-voting immigrant servants in the U.S., the only thing missing is a non-voting immigrant mercenary army, whose legions can be deployed in foreign wars without creating grieving parents, widows and children who vote in American elections."