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  •  'Twas the Speculators what caused the (4+ / 0-)

    panics, bubbles, and depressions. There's not a one in hundreds of years that was not caused by crazed gamblers.

    The one big mistake has been to not reign in the speculators all this time. By fierce taxation and social opprobrium.

    Until we break the corporate virtual monopoly on what we hear and see, we keep losing, don't matter what we do.

    by Jim P on Fri Jan 21, 2011 at 09:41:52 PM PST

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    •  Gamblers who will always believe that their next (0+ / 0-)

      "hot streak" is just around the fiscal corner, thankfully privatizing S.S. security isn't..(just around the corner) yet?

      The one big mistake has been to not reign in the speculators all this time. By fierce taxation and social opprobrium.

      Good advice JimP. It could be spoken of as "pay to play" - or else.
      What's wrong with Wall Street following their own rhetoric - personal responsibilty, no handouts.
      We'll be waiting along time for Republican actions  to match  their words imo

      I don't want your country back..I want my country forward - Bill Maher

      by Eric Nelson on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 10:51:49 AM PST

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      •  Thirty years after the Sherman act came the (0+ / 0-)

        Twenties bubble that became the Great Depression, and the ones who are making the nutso market arguments now had their counterparts making and enforcing those same arguments in 1926. But this whole thread is ot in a Roe v. Wade column.

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