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But as you will understand, I don't like to post things that mischaracterize and are aimed to mislead.

-- Brad Delong

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Music Blogging - 2/13

BT posted Steve Earle's "Rich Man's War" which prompted this mini-rant from me.

Steve hits it out of the park with the very first sentence.

Rich men love high unemployment for a variety of reasons - this is only one of them.

I've come to believe that the moneyed elite always and everywhere seeks to reduce the rest of the population to the subsistence level - whether by serfdom, slavery, share cropping, the company sto'e, or simple elimination of economic opportunity, as we are experiencing now. And they want every god-damned penny you have, too - hence the attacks on and lies about social security - an issue I've blogged about recently.

The company Sto'e:



getyourselfconnected said...

Keep away from run around Sue!

Jazzbumpa said...


Yeah. She goes out with other guys.