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does it always take villains to create a failed state?

or is it the human condition, until 'enlightened' by 'progress'?

it is a common liberal position to blame the capitalists who develop the resources for not being generous enough with the profits to the poor, whose land it was for ages, and upon which they suddenly only have a rentier role.

but if a country is too 'socialistic', with high taxes spent on infrastructure, schools, hospitals etc, then it doesn't attract the investment to start the companies to create the profit to tax...

something wrong with this picture.

what can we do to create a new format....other than wait for the earth to run out of resources, and the slaves who groan in the diamond mines to run out of will to live?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun May 28th, 2006 at 05:32:06 PM EST

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