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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 10:23 AM
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61. A fundamental understanding of the economy would be good
When times are bad, it is easy to inflame emotions on the subject. And a poor understanding leads people to support policies that may not even be in their interests or the interests of society.

Too many people just go and get a job and collect their paychecks and feel entitled that said job will always last and that there will be no changes and that they can gamble their retirement savings on the stock market yet be entitled to always winning. They simply feel their employer must stay in business whether there is a market for the products or not. Then they can sit back and claim not to need "socialism."

When the shit hits the fan, these people end up screaming that foreigners are to blame for their woes.
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