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Living in post-coup America

Discussion in 'Financial Cents' started by Tango3, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    we live in a financial oligarchy..

    America, if measured by the lofty ideals of its birth, is a failed experiment. The US
    Constitution is but another reminder that written words are no protection against future
    transgressions, that the lessons of one generation cannot be passed on to the next and that
    the desire to dominate others is alive and well even in freedom’s birthplace.

    I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to
    himself from the exercise of power over others.
    Thomas Jefferson


    The Quiet Coup

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    One thing you learn rather quickly when working at the International Monetary Fund is that no one is ever very happy to see you. Typically, your “clients” come in only after private capital has abandoned them, after regional trading-bloc partners have been unable to throw a strong enough lifeline, after last-ditch attempts to borrow from powerful friends like China or the European Union have fallen through. You’re never at the top of anyone’s dance c

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