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Compare and contrast…

Paul Krugman in today’s NYTimes

But it has become increasingly clear over the past few days that top officials in the Obama administration are still in the grip of the market mystique. They still believe in the magic of the financial marketplace and in the prowess of the wizards who perform that magic.

Karl Marx in the Communist Manifesto

Modern bourgeois society, with its relations of production, of exchange and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange, is like the sorcerer who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells.

Just to be clear: I’m not trying to imply that Krugman is a Marxist/communist/socialist/actual leftist.  This is just a playful comparison of rhetoric…

Interesting, though…


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