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Right. If there's a reminder of blind Stalinism in this exchange, it's coming from Klaus.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Jun 22nd, 2007 at 01:39:24 AM EST
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Yes, global warming denial reminds me of Soviet scientific orthodoxy not "accepting" quantum mechanics because it was "ideologically unsound". When it comes from a head of state, it's scary. A neoliberal Lysenkoism of sorts.

Anyway I think that the freemarketeers' economism (and subjection of the empirical to the ideological) is a mirror image of "orthodox" Soviet economism and ideolepsy. Not to mention that the freemarketeers are useful in legitimizing our ruling elites in a similar way that Soviet econnomists were useful for their own bosses.

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake

by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Fri Jun 22nd, 2007 at 02:09:11 AM EST
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