[p2p-research] Post-Depression first: Americans get more money from government than they give back | csmonitor.com

J. Andrew Rogers reality.miner at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 19:46:54 CET 2009

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Paul D. Fernhout
<pdfernhout at kurtz-fernhout.com> wrote:
> So, is what we see in California now an indication of what the rest of the
> country will face in the next decade?

Not necessarily. California is a textbook example of what happens when
a government is completely captured by a single political power
structure over the long term. And once they captured it, they rewrote
all the rules so that it would be effectively impossible to remove

Most other states still have political diversity, and the US as a
country is too geographically and culturally diverse for something
similar to happen easily at the Federal level. It remains to be seen
if the current bout of fiscal mismanagement, incompetence, and
corruption at the Federal level subsides. It would be even better if
something resembling genuine fiscal competence happened, but a sane
person would give very long odds on that outcome.

J. Andrew Rogers

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