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A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Dec 8th, 2014 at 07:39:43 PM EST
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Indeed.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Tue Dec 9th, 2014 at 03:20:22 AM EST
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In the US South the things that unite 'populism' these days are racism, homophobia and gynophobia - in addition to xenophobia. Prior to WWI and during the '30s there was some more left-wing populism focused on economic oppression and trying to unite races, religions and genders. After WWI in the US all left wing populism was deliberately tied to World Wide
Communism, first by the Red Scare then by J Edgar. But you knew that.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Dec 9th, 2014 at 09:12:12 AM EST
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