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The real issue I think is why it has taken the people who peddle this nonsense so long to be called out on it.

Somehow it has become a 'consensus' by sheer repetition, and not because of any supporting evidence.

In reality it's pure propaganda of the most shameless quasi-Soviet sort.

And yet it's not usually seen as such. The talking points are taken seriously and debated as if they were valid points of view, rather than lies and spin.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jul 18th, 2007 at 08:39:17 AM EST
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I think it's because one doesn't normally assume people are bald-faced liars, and because these liars have taken advantage of the accumulated reputation and trust of the media, government agencies and academia.

It's taken a long time for people to catch on to the fact that it's all lies.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jul 18th, 2007 at 08:51:02 AM EST
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Joseph Stiglitz, has criticised the "Washington Consensus".

"Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark." Cheyenne
by maracatu on Wed Jul 18th, 2007 at 12:10:34 PM EST
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