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Go figure

Accoding to ILO statistics, agriculture is not the biggest sector of industry anymore.

“Services” is. Hmm. I hope that would sound a little more sutsainable than it does. We are not post-scarcity yet, are we?


  1. matti wrote:

    Linked post was about the interesting fact that some developing economies have almost bypassed the industrial stage. This is probably due to the fact that automation makes the marginal cost of producing things almost zero, while services still need wage slaves.

    Anyway, “services” doesn’t denote something immaterial. Let us not forget that it includes transport and tourism. More Ryanair, more services. It also includes banking, which entails all kinds of investments, including the harmful ones.

    Friday, September 7, 2007 at 1:19 am | Permalink
  2. tere wrote:

    yep, maybe one more way information which the industrial-petrol economy is obsolete.

    but read together with mike davies’ planet of slums the context is altogether different. for the most part the urban population in the developing countries live in slums worse than 19th century london. the ‘services’ are sub-sub-contracting, sub-sub-letting, selling matches one by one, prostitution, witchcraft, etc. no agri and no industry in calcutta, karachi, mexico city, kinshasa means the slum.

    Monday, September 10, 2007 at 5:49 pm | Permalink
  3. Demetrios wrote:

    And Peak Oil naturally comes with Peak Food:

    Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

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