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  •  Can you explain "Powell System"? (2+ / 0-)
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    freesia, bontemps2012

    That's a new one to me.

    Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

    by blue aardvark on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 12:36:54 PM PST

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    •  It likely refers to the Powell doctrine. (2+ / 0-)
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      blue aardvark, bontemps2012

      the document that laid out a road map for GOP wingers to take over the country?

      For his "service to the country", Powell received an appointment to the Supreme Court.

      "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

      by fhcec on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 01:38:10 PM PST

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    •  The propaganda mills that were financed (1+ / 0-)
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      by rich donors in the early/mid 1970s.

      Sometimes called the "Koch Machine" for the largest current donors.

      Should the next Commerce Secretary be part of the Koch machine?

      SCOTUS AJ Lewis Powell wrote his Powell Memo for the US Chamber of Commerce.

      Powell Memo -- a.k.a. Powell Manifesto

      Confidential Memorandum: Attack of American Free Enterprise System

      DATE: August 23, 1971
      TO: Mr. Eugene B. Sydnor, Jr., Chairman, Education Committee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
      FROM: Lewis F. Powell, Jr.

      This memorandum is submitted at your request as a basis for the discussion on August 24 with Mr. Booth (executive vice president) and others at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The purpose is to identify the problem, and suggest possible avenues of action for further consideration.
      Dimensions of the Attack

      No thoughtful person can question that the American economic system is under broad attack. This varies in scope, intensity, in the techniques employed, and in the level of visibility. .... etc. ....

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