The New Great Crash

Posted: September 21st, 2008 by: h2

Read this recent article about the roots of our new economic collapse.

I’m not going to paraphrase this, it’s an excellent analysis and historical overview.

These events are not a short term bump on the road, but the culmination of the decision a generation ago to use paper to buy oil, to inflate that paper by allowing those at the very highest reaches of a social elite to engage in a “race to the top” with the suppliers of oil. This system was accepted by both parties, and it created a neo-liberal era where any restriction to creating paper wealth had to be removed. This was not a matter of left or right, everyone was a neo-conservative, and every one was a neo-liberal.

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