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Socialism sounds nice and all, but I don't want my fortunes and chances at life tied to the rest of humanity. Humanity is pretty dumb.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 10, 2008 9:55 AM

Mr. Poe, there is no other choice. This it. We now breath in and out the air of socialism. The world will be a better place.

Posted by charles mudede | October 10, 2008 10:00 AM

To think that that sentence might actually continue is numbing my brain.

Posted by w7ngman | October 10, 2008 10:11 AM

Holy garbled sentence, Batman! That thing was so painful to read I had to stop. Charles, can you give a summary that makes sense, please?

Posted by NaFun | October 10, 2008 10:11 AM

So buy me a drink.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 10, 2008 10:13 AM

"Le laissez-faire, c'est fini." --Nicolas Sarkozy, Sept. 25, 2008.

The Good News, straight from the mouth of France's erstwhile Reagan-in-waiting. Reaganomics is, at long last, dead. GOOD. FUCKING. RIDDANCE.

Posted by Jeff Stevens | October 10, 2008 10:24 AM

Funny, socialism and neoliberalism each has lovely benefits obvious to all, but each carries its shadow around, its consequence, its price. In neither case will we ever endure the consequence, neither today with the neolib market functioning perfectly normally, accurately reporting that nothing is worth what we hoped; nor in future after we slouch toward socialism, when we will absolutely refuse to pay for the kind of excellent free universal early education upon which the hope of socialism must rest.

The coffee is so strong this morning that I have no idea what I may have written. NaFun, how's this for garbled?

Posted by tomasyalba | October 10, 2008 10:27 AM

Capitalism sounds nice and all, but I don't want my fortunes and chances at life tied to the rest of humanity. Mr. Poe is pretty dumb.

Posted by Humanity | October 10, 2008 10:35 AM

"Mr. Poe, there is no other choice. This it. We now breath in and out the air of socialism. The world will be a better place."

Exactly what the socialists and the communists were saying before and after the Great Depression.

"A gifted platoon of muckrakers-Ida Tarbell, David Graham Phillips, Lincoln Steffens-charged through the country exposing theft, scandal, brutality. Directly behind them came the Socialists, pointing to the system that had created the abuses which the muckrakers exposed" Irving Howe.

They were wrong then and they will be wrong now. If the Great Depression was incapable of turning the US into a socialist economy, then why are you convinced it will happen this time?

Posted by CA | October 10, 2008 10:36 AM

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. What kind of socialism leaves all the neoliberals in power?

Posted by Trevor | October 10, 2008 11:16 AM

Is that how you interpret this ink blot, mudede?

Others see a door opening to a dystopian corporate paternalism, where everybody is "too big to fail" ... contemporary Japan meets Rollerball.

Posted by RonK, Seattle | October 10, 2008 12:14 PM

Too big to fail should equal antitrust breaking up.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 10, 2008 1:02 PM

You are really crap when it comes to economics... the blog entry you link to has not one well thought out argument, just a lot of "Holy Shit!" Stick to Negri/Hardt regurgitations, old cove.

Posted by eric sic | October 10, 2008 1:40 PM

instead of socialism, can't we just call it fascism? because that's what murkins are going to want.

Posted by max solomon | October 10, 2008 2:18 PM

Charles, the idiot Christians are to stupid to grasp Hegel and Marx. Israel long ago grasped the social evolution of economics into a higher form know as Socialism.

Obama lives and breathes Marxism, and his whole campaign is social construction theory write large. Obama will smash us corporate capitalism and if we are lucky idiot capitalists like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos will be sent to a farm with William Buffet to shovel pig manure and plant organic kale.

Capitalism is over, long life socialism with Obama as our first socialist Great Leader. Mazel Tov!

Posted by Issur | October 10, 2008 2:29 PM

Issur, when you move out of the basement at your parent's place, make note - it's Warren Buffet.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 10, 2008 2:42 PM

It's Jimmy Buffett, you putz!

Posted by Cookie W. Monster | October 10, 2008 2:49 PM

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