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  •  I agreed (1+ / 0-)
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    with you, I don't think selling raw materials to fuel Chinese industries is a great idea either.  I'm sorry if that didn't come across in my comment.  

    I think we are doing great harm to our own country by not protecting and keeping industry alive in our own country.  Sadly, I think we are getting pass the tipping point of turning our economy around and thriving again.  

    Certain violations of the social compact are too terrible to utter aloud: this is the meaning of the word unspeakable. Herman.

    by zaka1 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 02:01:38 PM PST

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    •  If we had a government that governed (3+ / 0-)
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      Dave925, zaka1, MixedContent

      in our interests, we might have a shot, although I agree that it's pretty late in the game...

      But, of course, we don't.

      Whom do you blame more? The rattlesnake, or the bipartisan guy who put it in your sleeping bag?

      by chuckvw on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 02:11:39 PM PST

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      •  No we have a government (2+ / 0-)
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        chuckvw, zaka1

        That sells us Bullshit like "competitiveness". We all must re-train you know.

        "The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest. They always did... they always will. . ." Governeur Morris

        by Dave925 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 02:49:04 PM PST

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      •  "Whaddaya mean 'we,' little man?" (2+ / 0-)
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        chuckvw, zaka1

        It's the principal-agent problem, and it's been spreading like a blight through every aspect of our increasingly abstraction-based economy and political system, probably since 1789 or before.  Human social systems may be at least partly cyclical, and the blight may only stop growing when it kills its host.

        Thumbs up on the sig.

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