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Old 9th October 2019, 11:34 AM   #176
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Originally Posted by Distracted1 View Post
So? By a lot of measures the average slave pulling the stones and piling them up was wealthier than an early clan chieftain. And was wearing more treasures than that chieftain could ever imagine.
Does that indicate a reasonable distribution of wealth during the Pyramid building period of the Egyptian empire?
Of course the serfs and Egyptian laborers typically had more free/vacation time than their modern equivalents.

Of course buying your sex slaves is harder now so does that mean that people in the past were richer because they could buy more slaves?

Remember Agatha Christie, she at one point could never imagine being rich enough to own a car, or being too poor to have servants. The lack of servants in the modern so called "middle class" is a real change, I mean how can you really be middle class with out at least 2-3 live in servants? So am I richer than her because I have a car, or poorer because I can not afford even one live in maid?

Or it could be at its base a stupid argument.
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