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  •  What do you think about my conclusion? (3+ / 0-)
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    Pluto, ohmyheck, cpresley

    I admit I'm always a little bit heavy on the diagnosis, light on the cure. But you seem to study the details more than I. Critique away!

    I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. ||@totushek on twitter

    by tote on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 04:13:11 PM PDT

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    •  Right now, diagnosis is what's called for (11+ / 0-)

      Dispassionate and objective. Post-national and post-political.

      As for cures, they exist beyond mere activism, but they cannot be discussed before everyone reaches full awareness of what's going on.

      If I described my cure, which I believe is the only one that will make the people wealthy and the corporations happy -- I would be driven off Daily Kos.

      So, I wait for folks to catch up to and accept reality, first.

      You're helping.

      •  I totally agree.. (2+ / 0-)
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        Garrett, divineorder

        Question: do you have any up to date gini trend data on China? It looks like this just got community spotlighted, and I wouldn't mind adding that analysis. Brazil I don't think changes much about the trends globally, but China is a huge wild card, especially given the recent turmoil European financial turmoil... they may want to double those salaries, but how will they be able to if the US hits a second recession? And are we confident that their numbers are accurate?  

        I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. ||@totushek on twitter

        by tote on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 03:23:23 AM PDT

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    •  The cure is, to begin with, (0+ / 0-)

      campaign finance and lobbying reform

      This "Trickle Down" thing has turned out to be somebody pissing on my leg and tellin' me it's rainin'.

      by swtexas on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 10:37:19 AM PDT

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