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The problem is that dominant ideologies, such as austerity, have to be challenged publicly and effectively by high profile individuals, preferably by national leaders and preferably by ridicule. This has been needed since before 2008, though the specifics have changed. Imagine J.K. Galbraith or J. M. Keynes speaking through and for the President of France and other countries. If half or more of the electorate first laugh and then get angry things can change.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Jan 5th, 2015 at 11:39:02 AM EST
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