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A Time of Changes is a 1971 science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg.

The Nebula-winning A Time of Changes is set in a culture where the first person singular is forbidden. This could be seen as similar to Ayn Rand's earlier Anthem, except that in Rand's book the idea of individuality is simply unknown, whereas Silverberg makes the more plausible suggestion of a world where I and me are treated as obscenities or social errors. A powerful new drug enables protagonist Kinall Darrival to attain telepathic contact with others, and this sharing brings him the courage to lead a revolution against his repressive culture. A backlash to the Sixties culture in which the book was written leads some critics to see it as merely a psychedelic drug fantasy, but the book still repays reading.




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III. Changes Over Time (6261 words)
The changes for white as well as nonwhite women during World War II may be the most familiar example of the immediate short-term and the residual long-term effects of a very tight labor market.) Income to nonwhite persons has not returned to pre-Korean troughs either in absolute terms or relative to white.
The preceding paragraphs talk of postwar changes beginning with 1947 for family income and starting a year or two later for income to persons (the starting points for the continuous CPS time series on income by color).
The ratio changes across the distribution are generally small (mostly less than 2 or 3 percent), though the slope of the ratio-at-quantiles curve is somewhat smaller in the middle of the distribution, and the decline at the top appears to be somewhat sharper.
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