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    PJEvans, Odysseus

    Maybe the biggest problem in our politics is the loss of strong union influence.  Without that, there is no countervailing force to blunt the demands of big business.  The one lasting "accomplishment" of St Ronnie was his denuding of the AFL/CIO with PATCO.  The unions let the strikers down--hurting the whole movement--the whole country.

    Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite. John Kenneth Galbraith .

    by melvynny on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 03:14:27 PM PDT

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