by An American in London
Tue Apr 28th, 2009 at 12:20:09 PM EST
An example of the problems with our society today is the media, politicians and capitalists all seem to think everything was hunky dory until the implosion of the financial institutions and with a little regulation; capitalism will be just fine. They ignore the social ethos which has to take precedent and has been missing from our society for decades.
If you listen to the interview of Lionel Barber by Charlie Rose at the following link; you will see what appears to be a rational,sophisticated person who is very much in tune with 'today's conventional wisdom' but who doesnt quite grasp the severity of our world and he could easily be seen as insane like many other commentators in the media and in our governments and institutions.
The impression one gets is a tweak here, a tweak there and growth will be the mantra again seeming to forget the previous growth was a mirage which masked the underlying problem of social justice and income inequality.
Link to interview is: http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/10252