Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Regarding what concerns economist, what you seem to be missing is the well-trained ability to filter out what it is possible to do. As long as you assume that all of that nasty stuff is beyond the reach of any effective government policy, then it is possible to "feel sad" that they exist, without it leading to any regret over the policies that help maintain and expand those problems.

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 Sun May 10th, 2015 at 03:51:35 AM EST
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