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I made the argument, following Polanyi, that the biggest Utopian experiment ever conducted was the implementation of Classical Economics in England in the 19th century. See WHO Are The Utopians? After all, based primarily on theory, the Classical Economists managed, with the not too surprising support of business, to convince politicians to totally restructure laws to make the society subservient to the economy -- a first in human history. In many ways this was more radical than what the Jacobins attempted in 18th Century France, and it largely succeeded. That success is the great grandfather of TINA!

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Jun 13th, 2011 at 12:48:00 AM EST
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