Originally Posted by Skyhook
So, the present system is historically
What ever happened to 'Nobody rides for free'?
It simply wasn't well known how unfair it was until recently, because of media complicity.
The damn-nocrats are fine with it, and the republi-can'ts didn't want to have to do
anything about it ...
They'd created a vast, permanently unemployed underclass, dependent upon the Republic's stupendous welfare machine for its very existence, and in so doing, they'd sown the seeds of their own destruction. No one could place two-thirds of a world's population on the Dole and keep them there forever without the entire system crashing . . . but how in hell did one get them off the Dole? -David Weber, Flag in Exile