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Since all of Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, the Greens, and Labour, have all tried their hand at it and all have failed to propose a workable alternative, this leaves either Sinn Fein or The Leprechauns.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon May 23rd, 2011 at 11:28:26 AM EST
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 Thank you for the explanation.

 "Since all of Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, the Greens, and Labour, have all tried their hand at it and all have failed to propose a workable alternative, this leaves either Sinn Fein or The Leprechauns."

    How is that essentially different from saying that, in the U.S., for example, since we've now had the Republicans and the Democrats take their turns in  addressing the most pressing issues since the end of World War II, then "they've" tried everything and all that's left is "Punxsutawney Phil" the groundhog" ?

 

"In such an environment it is not surprising that the ills of technology should seem curable only through the application of more technology..." John W Aldridge

by proximity1 on Mon May 23rd, 2011 at 11:38:38 AM EST
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Who would you rather have in charge in the US other than the Dems, the Repugs, or "Punxsutawney Phil" the groundhog?

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon May 23rd, 2011 at 11:43:34 AM EST
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    If I have to choose, then I want, in addition, a fighting chance to eventually create an alternative political system in which neither of them as they're currently found, can gain any purchase with the general public.  That this is a very tall order is not by itself a reason or excuse for failing to make the most serious and determined efforts to achieve it.

   As I pointed out in another post, currently, the essential problem cannot be simplified to a "Democrats or Republicans" choice since both collude in a completely corrupt and self-serving system.  For me, Obama is exemplary in illustrating this.

   There are just as good reasons to argue that the Democrat's, as a party, offer so slight an advantage in the promotion of the sort of reformed system I'd favor that the difference is not just negligible but completely arbitrary and unpredictable in actual real-life practice.

"In such an environment it is not surprising that the ills of technology should seem curable only through the application of more technology..." John W Aldridge

by proximity1 on Mon May 23rd, 2011 at 12:04:07 PM EST
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