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  •  The zombie concept arises again and again. (4+ / 0-)
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    Dallasdoc, bobswern, Just Bob, KateCrashes

    Two weeks ago a guest on Moyers touched on a subject that has bothered me: the reanimation of bad ideas through money and media. Ideas proven to be bad, bad, bad, are frequently given new life because it benefits the 1%.

    For example, the Texas Public Policy Foundation established TheLaffer Center for Supply Side Economics in Austinin 2003. The fact that Supply Side (aka Trickle Down or Voodoo Economics) has proven to do the opposite of what it purports to do has not been able to kill this very bad idea. Not even the comical name "Laffer" has been used to effect to laugh this idea off the national stage. The idea is facilitating the growing economic inequality to the satisfaction of the 1% and so it is constantly propped up and given a legitimacy it does not earn.

    "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

    by Lily O Lady on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 10:33:27 AM PST

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