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Saying what will happen (beyond that this crisis and its real-economy effects are far from over), is never better than a guess, and, imo, not a particularly useful type of information to put out on the Internets (except as, perhaps, an indicator of what people are guessing :-P).


  1. Will we be scraping a meagre, mediaeval-doom-pr0n living while fighting off marauding bands of well-armed itinerants ? No.

  2. Will I be glad of my vegetable patch? Yes.

  3. Will I go on working so that our local food association grows to allow people in need to join and get good-quality food for their families? Yes.

More to the point: if we don't develop more communal, collective, cooperative ways of doing things, and if we don't show widespread, angry refusal to accept the "economic" "policies" that got us into this "crisis", then the plutocrats will start the same ball rolling again with the aid of their financial wizards, pundits, journalists, and politicians.

Which is why, to me, it is more useful to identify what is wrong and what led to it, than to make guesses about what might or might not happen in the future.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Dec 19th, 2008 at 07:29:52 AM EST

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