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For my part, I'm not convinced that you need any business order to necessarily yield economic efficiency or innovation, and the simple fact of the matter is that much of the important innovations of our lifetime (the internet being a recent example of this, computers before it) had their origins in the state, and also much if not most of their subsequent development. And I'd argue also that you cannot move towards an ecologically sustainable economy without the state, it's just not going to happen.

His analysis of where power lies in the US at present is quite accurate; but what to do about it? Guess I have to go buy the book and read chapter 4.

Actually getting your average Democrat to read Gramschi without being required to do so by his or her professor would be quite a feat. Though I see Mitt Romney is calling Hillary Clinton a Marxist, so maybe there's hope after all.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Wed Jul 25th, 2007 at 10:38:30 AM EST

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