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I think one (short term, practical) question to ask is what set of policies would make life better for the ordinary/median German worker.

If German competitiveness has so far been bought at the cost of that ordinary worker's wage - what might be a different way forward?

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Wed Aug 29th, 2012 at 03:37:47 AM EST
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I think this ties into my diary about the 1970s, too.

How can we arrange an economy so that we get richer?

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Wed Aug 29th, 2012 at 03:39:01 AM EST
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The goal should not be "be rich". We should eliminate the concept of "being rich". The problem is that the rich want to be very rich and those who have some money want to be richer. If "being rich" equals "having money", the sociopolitical goal will be have money, get the money: that's why we are in this crisis.

What should we understand by wealth in society without this crisis?

by PerCLupi on Wed Aug 29th, 2012 at 04:18:09 AM EST
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How can we arrange the economy so that we have a growing standard of living and declining poverty, and can sustain it long term?

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sat Sep 1st, 2012 at 01:27:49 PM EST
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