[ExI] Economy: "The Big Takeover"

Samantha  Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Mon Mar 30 21:37:06 UTC 2009

On Mar 24, 2009, at 3:57 PM, Dagon Gmail wrote:

> Annoying that only now the world starts looking critically at the US- 
> central free market
> paradigm, after it more or less *caused* a worldwide economic  
> meltdown (and more
> to come).

Calling what has prevailed for quite some time in the US a "free  
market" shows a singular misunderstanding of what a free market is.   
This has been at best "state capitalism" for quite a while.

> It is like finally looking at the danger of driving in a specific  
> type of automobile after
> it bursts into fire spontaneously. Well, here is solid proof  
> something's not right.

Something is not right for sure.  Unfortunately only one in a hundred  
thousand or so will correctly diagnose the causes.  But all will  
scream for a fix or more likely for vengeance according to their own  
pet theory and disposition.  Thus civilizations crumble.  Again.

- samantha

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