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That is why attempts to change the opinions of existing political and economic elites is futile.  They will always make the minimum concessions and move on.  If those concessions are accepted as the solution, the problem is only deferred, perhaps for a few decades, as after the Great Depression, likely for a much shorter time this time around, given resource problems.

The only real solution is to replace these policy makers with ones with a different agenda.  That requires public support.  That requires a public willing to consider alternatives.  Should the next year prove as interesting as the last those conditions may obtain.  The question is who will prevail?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Jul 10th, 2008 at 12:39:21 PM EST
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