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The Genius of American Capitalism

Mark A. Goldman                                                                    Dated: 5/26/2011

 

 

Our lawmakers helped the financial institutions crash the economy and swindle trillions of dollars from US citizens. Now they're intent on cutting our best social programs. Apparently only financial institutions and certain corporations are worthy of being saved in the wake of the debacle, while the victims are now targeted as an unreasonable financial burden on society. This is the genius of American capitalism.

Now itís not that we donít know whatís happening or that we don't care. We do care. The problem is, we donít know what to do about it.

Well, the best description of what to do about it is given by the Chilean economist Manfred Max-Neef when he talks about Facing the Rhinoceros.  

If you are confronted by a furious rhinoceros that is ready to charge, the worst thing you can do is pretend you are also a rhinoceros. It would be a lot better if you would act like a mosquito. The one thing that can defeat a rhinoceros is a mosquito cloud. A mosquito cloud has two great attributes. 1. The mosquitos all stick together, and 2. The mosquito cloud has no leader that would allow the rhino to behead and kill the cloud. In the end, the cloud will drive the rhino crazy until it collapses into a ditch and likely, without killing a single mosquito.

Of course, for this strategy to work, one mosquito won't be enough, you need a lot of mosquitos, each one independent, motivated, and well informed. My advice: become independent, motivated, and well informed... and spread the word. Here's the link to my site for starters.

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The Patriot Act: When Truth Becomes Treason

Inside Job (2010) Ė full length movie on the financial crisis (must see).

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