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Absolutely - one idea behind my clumsy formulation is to highlight that we are throwing away a chance at wealth by wasting so many (wo)man hours in this depression.

It's sort of scary that we've replicated the waste of the communist system in a different form.

There people were often in jobs where they were engaged in useless activity - making things that no-one wanted.

Our eminent free market economists have created a system where that doesn't happen - instead the people just sit idle.

But it's the same failure...

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 at 04:18:57 AM EST
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