They saved the system...
It's been far too long since I linked to one of my favorite writers who happens to blog. Lance Mannion has an exquisite post on the economy. Just a couple of quotes:
President Obama and the Democrats set out to save the system and succeeded.And how gorgeous is this? The words and the insight.
Unfortunately for them.
People don’t like the system.
In fact they hate it.
The system is set up to make a few people rich while keeping enough of the rest of us fed, clothed, and sheltered, and relatively healthy so that we’re in a condition show up for work no matter how miserable that work is.
People understand this about the system: In it they matter only in so far as they are productive, and productivity is measured by how much an individual contributes to making rich people richer.
Economies are exchanges of more than money. They are exchanges of trust, support, comfort, aid, advice, concern, and even love.Seriously, read the whole thing at the link above. Or even better, start of the top of his blog. Lance is on his annual vacation to the Cape and his posts from there are always really fun. You'll feel good after reading him. I promise. [h/t Newshoggers]