Tuesday, December 01, 2009

One good thing about the economic downturn

Is that it's increased social solidarity. A lot of people who might have unquestioningly accepted a lot of what the propagandists for unfettered corporate power had been putting out for the last decade or so are now chucking all of that overboard and are instead choosing to believe in both their own experience and the experience of their neighbors instead. This brings people closer to a perspective where the solution is based on people working together in a community helping each other as opposed to the extension of market based corporate power. State intervention is no longer seen as completely evil, and the myth of personal responsibility or lack thereof being the cause of either success or failure has come under quite a beating since the economy tanked.

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