Zero Hedge has a guest post on things that could be done to fix the economy – Albeit, the post also stated:
Please note the question at hand is “what should be done,” not “what can be done politically.” Politically, everything I propose here is impossible. The Status Quo’s stupendous power and share of the national wealth is based on preserving those structural imbalances. The last thing the toadies and parasites want is to upend the structural imbalances which feed [them]
You need a Revolution first…???
I rather liked several of the contributions in the comments section too.
(as always with ZH, an American context, but still relevant and pertinent)
by Meme Iamfurst
on Thu, 03/03/2011 – 13:37
Over the last 6 years, every day, every hour, every second, there has been nothing but misleading and disinformation for everyone to chow down on.
Now you would think after all this time. we would have learned to take ‘official news’ and MSM pundit chatter with less than one grain of salt Seems not, we don’t learn, and “they” know it.
What intelligent businessman/woman is going to start any business in THIS environment? I am not speaking of the garage tinkerer start up with the next i-whatever. I am speaking of bread and butter businesses that will hire …to do… God knows what. Nope, ain’t gonna happen. The small businessman is in the target site of every politician as the way out and starting tomorrow, the bill is in the mail.
Give it up folks! If this bunch in DC, on Wall Street, etc wanted the coffers to refill with tax receipts, it WOULD HAVE HAPPENED already.
Our fearless leader trots to California to met with billionaires who could start any business that so desired, and what happened…they sat on their hands, why?
Look at the pathetic lot our great leader has herded together to form a think-tank on jobs…please… the one thing these fine men are thinking about is a half dozen bottles of 1982 Chateau Lafitte at $1,200 a bottle at lunch at the Jockey Club which you will be paying for. But to be thinking about ‘jobs’ for joe six pack, get real, average people are a pimple on their backsides.
There is Something else that is going on, and we haven’t been able to see what it is, YET. The big shots know how “we” feel. Nothing we are witnessing is by accident. This dog and pony show is buying time for something else. Can you feel it too?
But to believe that DC or Wall Street is going to do anything to get businesses jump started is a pipe dream.
by Cognitive Dissonance
on Thu, 03/03/2011 – 13:06
“Please note the question at hand is “what should be done,” not “what can be done politically.” Politically, everything I propose here is impossible.”
Thank you Charles for pointing that out up front. The powers that be have no desire to “fix” these problems. None. Or at least fix them with regard to the plebs. It’s all working out pretty good for the top 5% and that’s all that counts at this point in the unwinding.
on Thu, 03/03/2011 – 13:24
The sooner we accept the fact that the US, contrary to popular propaganda, is not a free market democracy but rather a Fascist Kleptocratic Kakistocracy the sooner we’ll cease to waste time on brainstorming solutions that will never come to pass.
This is not a “business cycle” problem nor is it a “monetary policy” problem. The real problem is that most Americans either fail to or refuse to see what by now should be obvious: This is not the country we thought it was nor is it run by whom we thought was running it.
The solution? : Accept their ways or fight to regain control of the country. Until this is handled…all else is mere conversation.
on Thu, 03/03/2011 – 14:10
And a few last thoughts for the day:
” I don’t claim to have the solutions, but I do believe in trial and error. And the first step in trial and error is knowing when your trial has ‘erred’, and its time to TRY something new! Its safe to say, this trial of fiat money/financial oligarchy has erred, and it is high time we dump it in favor of something different. “
” We can chose to change in an orderly fashion, or we can wait and have disorderly change happen anyway. “
” Our life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. “