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  •  The *majority*, yes, but our insane authorities (1+ / 0-)
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    seem to be willing to increase the number of homeless, jobless, hungry people mistreated by the authorities.  Fast.

    Teenage U3 is 25%.  U6 is floating around 20%.  Banks are literally stealing people's homes (follow 4closurefraud or Naked Capitalism for details).  Food stamps were recently cut.

    Sure, that's not a majority of Americans who are in this position, but it is a lot, and it's on its way up.  

    And you don't need a majority in destitution for a revolution.  Not when the middle class -- bourgeoisie -- is feeling squeezed and abused and ignored by government too.  

    25% in destitution, 25% just short of that, and 10% doing well but feeling that the government is a disaster.... and you've got a recipe for massive social unrest, barring unusual circumstances.

    Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

    by neroden on Sun Sep 04, 2011 at 01:53:20 AM PDT

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