Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We were fiddling while Rome burned

The economic crisis could have been averted if something called the Iraq war hadn't been in existence. Iraq and Bush's domestic and foreign policy in general after 9/11 were great diversions to keep people away from looking behind the curtain about how they were being looted. While Bush took us to crazy land and killed several hundred thousand people--or more, up to nearly 1,000,000 according to some estimates--the subprime crisis and the housing bubble just kept growing and growing. Neoliberalism didn't end with 9/11 it just was provided with a front that kept attention away from it while it chugged along and possibly waved a flag with everyone else.

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