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  •  It's not grasped (7+ / 0-)

    because of a number of things:

    The corporate-owned media pretty much washed over and blocked not only its severity but those who were directly responsible for the crash.

    Also, I'd guess unless it affected them personally AND it was spelled out in simple language, most Americans didn't care that a few men almost shut down the entire world's economy.

    Oh... and Congress did NOTHING. Then there's that.

    Strange but not a stranger.

    by jnww on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 01:47:05 PM PST

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    •  I'm fond of this graphic (2+ / 0-)
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      OleHippieChick, VPofKarma

      which is based on dollar estimates published in assorted mainstream media sources in 2009.  Scroll all the way down to get the main point.  

      http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/...

      Supposedly the creators are working on a 2013 version but the link has been unresponsive for months.  

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 01:50:33 PM PST

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