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Life on The Net in 2004

myschae Bread and Circuses (554 comments)

In Roman Times, the governments soon realized that one way to keep the population calm and peaceful was to ensure that they had access to adequate entertainment. It's been a basic governmental strategry ever since. (Heck, it could have been before, the Romans just raised it to an art form)

Certain people in Congress have been studying history. The government has a vested interest in keeping the citizens distracted. They are in partnership with the Entertainment industry both to pacify the populace and to liberate some of the disposable income that might otherwise be locked up in savings.

Because of that, I find the scenario in the article to be very far fetched. Unless people really have a lot more disposable income to spend (inflation), the goverment will work to keep entertainment at least affordable.

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