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December 11, 2012

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Alain

These stories are inspiring, as well as the Occupy movement. But i suspect this is the beginning of something long term, something that will involve a great deal of failure and violent suppression before we see any positive results. I think as long as we are prepared for a long fight, maybe over several decades, something good is bound to come out of it. There are alot more of us than there are of them. :)

Alain

I had meant to ask you about this passage I recently read on Paul Krugman's blog:

"I think our eyes have been averted from the capital/labor dimension of inequality, for several reasons. It didn’t seem crucial back in the 1990s, and not enough people (me included!) have looked up to notice that things have changed. It has echoes of old-fashioned Marxism — which shouldn’t be a reason to ignore facts, but too often is. And it has really uncomfortable implications.

But I think we’d better start paying attention to those implications."

When a liberal is noticing that marxist economics may explain what is happening we have entered a new day. What do you make of it, if anything. while Krugman is the far end of what is tolerated in mainstream political discussion, he is largely marginalized in terms of actual policy. But I wonder if someone like him could become more radicalized? And if so, would he lose his perch at the NYT? Interesting times.

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