[ExI] Is unemployment the future?

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 11:24:20 UTC 2009

On 11/4/09, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>  What I'm missing is that it's pretty obvious what needs to be done.
>  But nobody is doing it, and not even talking about doing it.
>  Politically, it looks like a bad case of rigor mortis. Not much
>  seem to be happening at the grassroots either.
>  We're overdue for another revolutionary movement, but there's a
>  curious silence in the room. I don't get it.

Simple answer. Things haven't got bad enough yet.

Revolutionary changes won't happen until enough people are backed into
a corner and they have nothing left to lose.

At present, they can't even stop the reckless profiteering of
financial crooks even when they are driving the rest of the economy
into the ground.

Papering over the cracks and hoping things will get better (or at
least postponed until it is somebody else's problem) is the business
of the day. 'Real life' gets slowly worse month by month, while
statistics are manipulated to pretend otherwise. Cheer-up speeches are
made by the rich leaders while they desperately try to secure their
wealth away from the  looming disaster.

Big changes are coming, but it is going to messy. Revolutions usually are.


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