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  •  The Only Time in History There Was a Large (0+ / 0-)

    comfortable middle class was when the state maximally regulated the capitalists. If you've got a better system in mind, it must have some kind of force to do the same and I'd guess to a greater degree than we ever did here.

    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 Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 07:02:35 PM PDT

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    •  I know you love the 50s. (0+ / 0-)

      As history has proved, it was an aberration.

      You're a small businessperson, right?  How much power do you have to oppress others?  Let's say we first did two things:

      1) break up huge companies into much smaller regional companies by means of the Antitrust Act or just because they were fuckers;

      2) hand over management and ownership of all companies over a specified amount of either assets or revenue per year to worker control.

      The final component would be to constitutionally eliminate the power of both the federal and state governments in favor of county governments.  Before doing that, we could enact a new constitutional Bill of Rights that prohibits discrimination on race, gender, sexual orientation, religious views or ethnicity and guarantees free speech, free religion, free assembly (with concrete terms that truly allow citizens to assemble), free information and freedom from surveillance.

      Regulation in Late Stage Capitalism is impossible.  When FDR began to institute it in the early 30s, they tried to kill him.  Now, it's much worse.  Nobody makes it in politics unless they assent to the zillionaires' dominance.

      We are headed either to fascism or revolution.  Those are the choices.  You might wish for something that occurred 50 years ago, but it's not an option.

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