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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:22 AM

Southern poverty pimps; The “original sin” of the Southern political class is cheap, powerless labor

Contemporary American politics cannot be understood apart from the North-South divide in the U.S., as I and others have argued. Neither can contemporary American economic debates. The real choice facing America in the 21st century is the same one that faced it in the 19th and 20th centuries — Northernomics or Southernomics?

Northernomics is the high-road strategy of building a flourishing national economy by means of government-business cooperation and government investment in R&D, infrastructure and education. Although this program of Hamiltonianism (named after Washington’s first Treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton) has been championed by maverick Southerners as prominent as George Washington, Henry Clay and Abraham Lincoln (born in Kentucky to a Southern family), the building of a modern, high-tech, high-wage economy has been supported chiefly by political parties based in New England and the Midwest, from the Federalists and the Whigs through the Lincoln Republicans and today’s Northern Democrats.

Southernomics is radically different. The purpose of the age-old economic development strategy of the Southern

http://www.salon.com/2013/02/19/southern_poverty_pimps/

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Uncle Joe Feb 2013 #2
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Response to Sam1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:22 AM

1. I like this

 

article. I think it is very well thought out.

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:36 PM

2. The desire by many oligarchs for cheap, powerless labor is at the very least a national if not

global "original sin."



Personally I believe those oligarchs are more than happy with the true "original sin" of regionalism being promoted by mindless minions, it only makes the "poverty pimps" job of dividing and conquering the people all the easier.

Thanks for the thread, Sam.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:19 PM

3. I really like the poster. Could you email me the jpeg as I

could not copy the ones in the posts. I would like to post it in a couple of places the I frequent.

As the Unions loose out the is a real possibility of child labor coming back. This is a tragedy.

Thanks for posting the picture. I am going on utube to see if any of Utah Phillips songs are posted.

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