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  •  Obviously a core problem with current (3+ / 0-)
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    Klusterpuck, NoMoreLies, dadoodaman

    capitalist markets and government regulation of them (i.e., Mixed economy) is that they are not adequately regulated to address societal goals other than the financial interests of capital.

    This is why can't address Climate Change, even though it is a gathering threat that could devastate millions of species, including ours. Clearly, better regulation and better regulatory enforcement could change that.

    This is why we have an unhealthy, unfair income and wealthy pyramid. Clearly, better regulation and better regulatory enforcement could change that.

    You write as if these are mysteries or the result of immutable laws. They aren't. Which is exactly why we have seen so much change so quickly the past three decades.

    These things aren't just coincidence. They are the result of the takeover and control of policy by a few who have no interest in the general welfare.

    And apparently you agree with them.

    And "they" could not accomplish their goals with the support of people like "you".

    What's the point of letting neoliberals into the tent when neoliberalism is burning down the campground?

    by Words In Action on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 03:53:19 PM PDT

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