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Forum Post: Real State of the US Economy

Posted 9 months ago on Oct. 23, 2013, 9:16 p.m. EST by HCHC4 (-28)
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http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/10/04/the-state-of-the-economy/

Regardless of who is who, or how many people- or specifically which little clan- comes on here attacking and lurching, articles like these are good for the public to read.

Only by understanding where the nation is, both in more current times and also historically, can we put together the appropriate plans to not be caught off guard.

If you go by the news, you would think everything is fine. Similar to 07. And while we all know that something is not quite right, its hard to resist the consumerist urge.

Lord knows with the amount of disinformation out there, its tough to make sense of it. So just ask yourself this- who has more to lose? The ones with the power? Or the ones who dont?

A poster on here linked to a person I was not too familiar with:

Gar Alperovitz.

The speaking engagement is titled- at least on youtube- is "If you dont like capitalism, and you dont like state socialism, then what the hell do you want?"

Incredible speaking engagement. Lots of props to occupy, and the end has a fantastic question and answer session.

He brings up a point on decentralization. You cant decentralize too much, to the point where communities cannot support, but centralizing the power is always a bad move, especially in a nation this size.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0ZTRa4yP-Q

So by listening to speaking engagements like these, and understanding what is going on economically and vertically in this country (attempt to ignore the Dem vs Rep arguments, most are not winnable due to the massive levels of corruption on each side), one can grasp where things are going, and the types of actions that may lead to one being prepared for what is coming, good or bad.

At the end of the day, the nation is going down a typical path of empire. Stealing rights at home, perpetual war abroad. Financial priorities on the mega corporations and the war machine, less for the people.

And like all smart empires, keeping the bread in the circus is key, and keeping the circus pointing at each other is optimal.

Only through a deeper understanding of who we are and what we need to do, on a daily basis, will enough people become involved to sway the ship. Stopping it may be impossible, but stranger things have happened.

Worker ownership is available to the population as it now. With the way things are going, it may be the safest bet for families moving forward.

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