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Interesting comment. I think a key to progressive change is to understand that some problems are incremental and some are not. The vastly excessive influence of corporations and private wealth on our democratic political systems, for example, is an incremental problem, it has grown by degree over the last 4 decades or so to reach its current absurdly over-powerful state, but we can solve it by degrees.

More problematically, if you think we need a socialist organization of the economic system, worker votes on corporate boards can be a real but incremental step toward that. Well, not if the worker vote is ignored, so that is where it gets problematic. Incremental steps are sometimes an illusion and not a progressive step at all.

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by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Wed Dec 16th, 2009 at 02:56:02 PM EST
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