Capitalism is like candy and the rich like spoiled kids. They just want more and more candy. Hence they get fat and cranky and want their way all the time. What we need to do is take away their candy from them and let them dry out. Otherwise they become a complete drag on society.

Free enterprise is not a bad idea about capitalism run amok is very dangerous. Sometimes you just have to shut things down and spank the miscreants.

On 11/08/2014 04:46 PM, Share Long [FairfieldLife] wrote:
Wayback, I've read Klein online and found her to be a compelling writer. But when I think about my Dad and stepMom, staunch Republicans, I bet they never even heard of Silent Spring or Rachel Carson. Even though my Dad's a nature lover. Mostly what they know is being small and successful business owners. They're gonna choose capitalism over climate every time. My guess is most Republicans will simply label Klein a liberal and not pay much attention to what she has to report.
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An important new book just came out about capitalism and climate change: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, by Naomi Klein. But the converted, anti SUV folks are probably the only ones who will read it. The review in today's NY Times called it the most important environmental book since Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. (I gave a book report on Silent Spring in high school, so it made an impression). I will have to pop an antidepressant before reading Klein's book, which I intend to do as soon as the library gets it. I think the gist is that capitalism as we know it cannot continue if we intend to deal with climate change.

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