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Families, naming patterns, institutions, mobility, and relative economic autonomy (which Berlin often overstates as "independence") measure the rise and fall of slaves' predicament.
That is clearly the case with current proposals to change the Consumer Price Index, triggered by the Consumer Price Index Revision Commission report that the CPI overstates inflation and the search for a politically workable balanced 2002 budget deal.
First, he argues that the metaphor of capital as blood vastly overstates the importance of money capital and savings to new investment and growth.