Missing The Point

1 comment October 14th, 2011at 11:52am Posted by Eli

The problem is not that there is a lack of game-changing ideas, the problem is that our political system is so corrupt and broken that it’s impossible to implement any game-changing ideas, unless they’re the shitty kind that benefit moneyed interests.

Really, how can anyone expect any kind of meaningful reform when the most ironclad rule of government is “First, do no harm to your biggest campaign contributors”?

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Economy,Politics

1 Comment

  • 1. Charles  |  October 15th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    The author of that LAT piece, Michael Hiltzig, has a book on the New Deal that looks to be worth buying.

    Ironic that the conference is being held at the Milken Institute, named for a man convicted of securities fraud during the “Greed is good” era that set the stage for oligarchy.


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