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  •  The Assembly Line Was Fairly Young in the 30's. (1+ / 0-)
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    joe shikspack

    Industrialization was so much older than the assembly line, that the framers' agrarian conception of governance was already out of date when the ink was still wet on their Constitution. Accordingly the framers gave us panics, bubbles and depressions our entire history from the days when many of them were still alive --except for the Great 50 Year FDR Anomaly when an industrial-aware economic scheme was legislatively pasted on top of the framers' prehistoric framework.

    But capitalism is centuries older than that. So I don't think capitalism was very young at all in the New Deal Keynes era.

    Occupy? It hasn't bailed anyone or anything out of anywhere. It's important but the charming liberals are right, nothing better than what we have is anywhere in sight, and that's not inconsistent with your warnings about what's coming at us in the pipeline on a shorter time scale.

    Doesn't matter. Nothing better is coming soon. Nobody has a plan that enough people would support. Probably almost nobody has any idea what would work. Almost nobody has a good idea of what all's wrong or missing from what we've got.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Nov 06, 2011 at 09:13:53 PM PST

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