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cachukis

(2,229 posts)
15. Enjoy the run. May it last forever.
Mon Dec 4, 2023, 07:37 PM
Dec 2023

As an aside, been thinking about how neoliberalism got its start.
If I remember, the argument at one of those post war gatherings of economists was that we should put the force of profit into the rebuilding efforts after the war. Governments were too slow and corporations knew best how to build. The conflict was what made fascism successful could, but would not rear its head because we had learned from those mistakes.
It set the wheels in motion in the anti government 80's that widened the chasm between what was a reasonable spread of wealth into the serious need of rebuttal by the likes of Murphy.
We shan't say ill of a Democrat here, but money pays for elections.

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