“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Economic Problem in 2.5 Minutes Flat

...Thank you Robert Reich.

1 comment:

icingcake said...

The solution is a 'strong middle class'?

But they are the next to be ''few rich'' if they are allowed to grow more.

Middle class is a good state. You travel, you go at restaurants etc. With the crisis, you travel less, go at restauratns less and you start feeling agitated against immigrants and 'co-workers'.

But what about the morals of the middle class? They are monstrous! Not entirely their fault of course(thanks to mass media propaganda for consumerism) but they are just monstrous. Personally im terrorized by my own class, the middle class! They are nothing but consumerist, even after the crisis!

This guy's analysis is sound but he doesnt propose a real solution. He essentially says that middle class but get more consumerist. This SOLVES the economy problems indeed, but it doesnt solve any other political, moral etc problems, it actualy exharbates them.