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  •  You know, I really don't understand (6+ / 0-)

    what your initial problem was. I simply mentioned that, if the experience of the Great Depression is of any use, the generation which is growing up now, like the preceding one, will be much more pro-union and pro-welfare state than the current one. I don't really think that is a controversial position to take.

    But you somehow managed to read that as an implication that I consider what's happening just fine and dandy. I most emphatically do not. But, given that I think matters will only get worse (look at the current crop of politicians), the thought that my generation and the generations following me might be more rational is comforting.

    Iuris praecepta sunt haec: Honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere. - Ulpian, Digestae 1, 3

    by Dauphin on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 03:50:39 AM PST

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    •  frugality (1+ / 0-)
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      won't help these people. The depression era generation weren't facing the 'inevitable' world as we find it. They got a new deal. They got help, they got jobs with decent wages. The rich were taxed and the cappie robber barons where where reigned in. If anything was learned it was that bankster's and fat cats need to be busted up before they jump out of windows on your head. They also didn't worship at the church of 'free market free trade' where sacrificing  to keep the bad guys rich is God's work.    

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