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    But today's economy seems to be based on needing less labor and more customers, thus leaving us to fight for  a less substantial piece of the economic pie. From the elites to the working class we are doing less honest economic activity and more shady gambling and conning.  One example is best buy which basically sells the gadgets at or near cost in hopes of getting you to buy into warranties and insurance plans. When was the last time you heard about a great initial public offering from wall street? Now when was the last time you heard about some wall street bank gambling too much and asking for a bailout?  

    I guess what I'm getting at is that we can't look back because our country's economic rise was what liberals rode to success. The liberals needed a strong economy in order for their plans to succeed we have a weak economy that seems to thrive on gambling and cheap labor. I don't see the same opportunities to change things today that liberals had back then.

    I sing praises in the church of nonsense, but in my heart I'm still an atheist, demanding sense of all things.

    by jbou on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 03:13:06 PM PST

    •  The liberals in the '30s inherited a weak economy. (4+ / 0-)

      But factors in play included: many influential local newspapers, the charm and purpose of FDR, the commonality of national radio broadcasting networks, the increasingly horrific news from the fascists states in Europe, and the missteps of US capitalists who backed the idea of a fascist future for our country.  (Hello, Prescott Bush.)

      "Stand your ground" laws promote aggression rather than discretion."

      by Mayfly on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 05:40:16 PM PST

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