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I suppose it would be churlish and unfair of me at this dark time in our country's financial history to point at free-marketers who insist that FDR was evil incarnate, markets will self-regulate, and businesses respond to social concerns because such responses are in their best interests and say, "Ha ha ha, you assholes. Don't you dare ever bring those weak-ass arguments to the table again."


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Sep. 22nd, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
It would be unfair of you not to do that.
Sep. 23rd, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be calling you churlish and unfair. I think you're right on. I've heard quite a few people call it, socialism for the rich, capitalism for everybody else. I mean, wtf, let those rich motherfuckers eat cake now. (See, now that's churlish.)
Sep. 23rd, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
It would be fair, in spades.
Sep. 23rd, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
I think FDR was right on...I think his public works projects were VITAL to the economy. He believed, rightly so, that you shouldn't get 'something' for 'nothing' and boosted our country in a positive and humanitarian way. I think the biggest problem facing our country now is not the abject failure of the free market, it's the abject failure of the U.S. government to utilize a free market economy and allow it to prosper but hinder it by squandering millions, sorry TRILLIONS of dollars on an absolutel ridiculous war meanwhile ignorning what is occurring at home and in fact borrowing from unstable governments and being a general bleed on the system.

The government and current administration is NOT on any level representative of a free market, they are abusers of the free market and further to that, basic abusers of the money that we have dutifully paid and entrusted to them to use it wisely for those less fortunate where the free market might fail.

Just my take...eep.
Sep. 23rd, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
And I'm glad to have it!

Oh, and I meant to show you this:

Paul Krugman

He's my hero!

Edited at 2008-09-23 07:46 pm (UTC)
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