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  •  Never did think the 50s & the 60s were really all (5+ / 0-)
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    Mnemosyne, gmb, greenearth, ilex, JesseCW

    that great.  Taxes were fairer and wealth was distributed more equitably, but it was also known for planned obsolescence and disposable goods.

    I do think there are solutions, not that I know what they are, mind you, but they are probably multiple, complex and totally unsexy.

    Which makes the buzz words all the more appealing to minds that are anxious to board the next tea party express bus.

    •  We still have the planned obsolescence (3+ / 0-)
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      Sparhawk, Pluto, ozsea1

      and disposable poorly made goods, sans the fair taxes and more equitable distribution of wealth. We also had less than 1/2 of the world population we do now to suck up resources.

      BTW, my family did not contribute to overpopulation: Father, only child, Mother, 1 sister, Me, only child, Mother's sister, 1 child, Wife, only child, and my family, two children, and my cousin's family, 2 children. Averaged out, less than replacement numbers. It would do good if everyone emulated what our family has done.

      "Trickle down economics 101: They get the golden parachute, we get the golden shower"

      by NoMoreLies on Sat Jun 12, 2010 at 07:18:11 PM PDT

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