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Economics since the early 19th century has been about creating a supposed autonomous sphere for the market which supposedly operates according to objective laws that must be obeyed. This absolves the beneficiaries of the system from guilt for the suffering of the victims of the system. Politics is for the rest of reality, uh, except that it has to make sure that the necessary conditions for markets to properly function are maintained.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Oct 2nd, 2010 at 12:16:04 AM EST
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