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  •  Russia could have been a great economy and fair (8+ / 0-)

    and beneficial to most Russians, after the fall of Communism. Since so many resources were already owned by the State, it could have granted them as the bases for employee-owned businesses etc. Instead - under tutelage of the shock-capitalist pigs -  they sold things off to the highest bidders (many of them, ex-Communist officials who had most of the money.) That started Russia off on a course of Dickensian Reagan-Bush style economic polarization.

    (For some good scoop, there's a PBS documentary about ten years old, called "Commanding Heights" IIRC, about the struggle to control the world's wealth including Chicago School machinations.
    PS, isn't "Chicago" some Indian word for "stinking onion"?

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