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  •  Agreed + (7+ / 0-)

    However, there is something to be said for Milton Friedman's notion of the importance of "the ideas that happen to be lying around." If things get specific - and that can happen fast - it's important to be prepared with OUR ideas.

    Right now, the intellectual Left should be preparing those ideas in case they're necessary. In the meantime, they can try to shed light where it's warranted.

    Thousands of years ago the question was asked: 'Am I my brother's keeper?' That question has never yet been answered in a way that is satisfactory to civilized society. ~ Eugene V. Debbs

    by PlutocracyFiles on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 11:27:28 AM PDT

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    •  Agree. (3+ / 0-)
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      Chi, DawnN, varro

      One question in my mind is what happens when Bloomberg decides that you will not be allowed to "occupy" Wall Street any longer.  What will you do if/when that happens.  

      Sure hope some of those ideas are lying around when that happens.  

      •  Then you decentralize.... (0+ / 0-)

        ....and occupy hundreds of street corners with small groups, each conveying that the banksters and Wall Street houses are crooks, and that the general public should start starving these Mr. Creosotes.

        9-11 changed everything? Well, Katrina changed it back.

        by varro on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 01:00:06 AM PDT

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