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Money is like water in that it can wear through the hardest of rocks. That is mostly the reason for this debacle. The Democrats abandoned the working class: 1), because they had so little money, 2), because those who did have a lot of money disdained the interests and needs of the working class and it became easier to get money from them if you didn't bring up issues about the less well off, and, 3) because the actual politicians and their associates much preferred to think of themselves as representatives of the middle class. They wanted to be part of 'The Elite'!

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Oct 25th, 2020 at 05:12:00 PM EST
Plus, the education of most economists serves to inculcate ideas acceptable to the wealthy, because the wealthy are who economists are intended to serve.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Oct 25th, 2020 at 05:13:49 PM EST
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Not only do Unions have to go global, to avoid being played off against each other, but governance has to go global, if it is a global economy you really want.

At the moment - contra Trump - globalisation has overwhelmingly favoured the USA, as the vast majority of global corporations are USA controlled. They manage to avoid global taatio almost complete, using various ta shelters and encouraging a race to the bottom in global taxation -thus severely disadvantaging their smaller national competitors, who already have the disadvantage of smaller scale and less ability to avail of tax shelters.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Oct 25th, 2020 at 05:36:23 PM EST
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Sorry, this comment meant to be in response to ASDF above.

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Oct 25th, 2020 at 05:42:32 PM EST
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As evidence, just look at the horror the phrase "socialised medicine" evokes in the USA, when that is the norm almost everywhere else (and in the armed forces and vets admin in the USA).

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Oct 25th, 2020 at 05:41:38 PM EST
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What Americans Know About Socialism

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Oct 25th, 2020 at 05:53:50 PM EST
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A very thin book.
by rifek on Fri Nov 13th, 2020 at 09:42:37 PM EST
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