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Alas, the current political focus is not on the wealth of societies, but on the wealth of bond holders, rentiers and such.

Governments are frenzied to address money growing needs of the global investors.

by das monde on Mon Sep 3rd, 2012 at 05:15:23 AM EST
What makes a society wealthy? To judge by press narratives, it's the number of millionnaires or billionnaires in it.

If you are not convinced, try it on someone who has not been entirely debauched by economics. — Piero Sraffa
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Sep 3rd, 2012 at 05:23:10 AM EST
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When the Soviet block was breaking up, the first role of the new free media was to educate the people about Western celebrities (Donal Trump and such).
by das monde on Mon Sep 3rd, 2012 at 07:14:32 AM EST
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