“Pure capitalism is so cruel at times that it cycles rebellion” “Deprivation theory is wrong, social construction is right. “Objective” conditions don’t predict the rise of movements, but problem construction.” Fabio Rojas—Most Important Social Movement Findings
North Korea does not permit people to engage in “problem construction”, so the objective conditions of deprivation do not pose as much risk of rebellion.
I prefer OB and don’t read LW as much, but that’s partly because there are other things competing for my time and you’d have to sift through a lot of mediocre stuff at LW to find the same sort of quality. I expressed my disagreement with Eliezer in his post on gardens, which I’d rather not reiterate here as others can read it there. Personally, I don’t do any voting at all.