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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-04 03:46 PM
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62. Yes, culture is a factor
How it works, however, is something that is not easily understood. Ask a dozen people why the US is so obsessed with violence, so 'religious' and so defensive of an economic system where back in 1950, the highest-paid executive made $4.4 million in inflation-adjusted dollars and in 2001, the highest paid CEO made $706 million--you'll get a lot of different answers. There are ideas for how to fix the system, but how we fix this culture is something I don't think anyone has a clear idea of how to do. They are irretrievably tied together, but I think changing the culture is much more sure to change the system than the other way around. How you do that is beyond my capacity to guess.
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