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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10031) 10 years ago
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Posted by howdy (+4949) 10 years ago
Great article!!
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4457) 10 years ago
Seems like he's saying our only choice is between Corporatism and Militarism.

Sounds a choice that should turn our stomachs, at least just a little. Lucky for us, it's a 'false choice' (as some would say.) As you guys often point out in various ways, the military doesn't put bread on the table.

Individual liberty (not just in the bedroom ) is the answer. Or maybe...

http://www.theonion.com/a...ush,18204/
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15076) 10 years ago
Seems like he's saying our only choice is between Corporatism and Militarism.

Sounds a choice that should turn our stomachs, at least just a little. Lucky for us, it's a 'false choice' (as some would say.)


Maybe in the remoter parts of the country it is a "false choice". But, where the rules of our country are made he is dead on. Those are the only choices up for consideration.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11898) 10 years ago
Not militarism. Just the support system and structure and the concept that a greater good is worth more than money. I'm kind of down with that and I am not a big supporter of killing foreigners I disagree with.
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Posted by meerkat (+12) 10 years ago
As a member of the military, and someone who actually uses the programs described in the article, I agree that the US military does have a lot of strengths that many businesses could model off of. I would also like to point out though that the military also does have it's problems, especially in the financial department.
I agree that individual liberty is the answer. But it is because of that individual liberty, that our military was created in order to protect the interests of our country. The military doesn't put the bread on the table, but it will be there to make sure you can work to get your family fed.
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Posted by Barb Holcomb (+400) 10 years ago
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. . . Richard - I think you mean more remote.

Yes, the military has many programs that invest in its members and support its families. There has been a lot of effort over the past 10 years to standardize and improve life support and education initiatives but there are still many areas that could improve. Certainly some of the programs would be useful models; however, even within the military they are prone to misuse and abuse. It's just a little easier to address the misuse with individuals because of the small population.
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Posted by Gern Blansky (+17) 10 years ago
There is an excellent column in the Time by David Brooks "Who is James Johnson", that takes a synopsis of a superbly written book "Reckless Endangerment", the truth about the Fannie Mae scandal, unvarnished by any shading of political partisanship.

One of the principal players in the scandal is Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, who brings a whole new meaning to the name 'Fannie Mae'. A surprising bit of honesty and objectivty by authors from such a leftist publication as the NY Times.

I am going out today and buying a copy. If you really want to know what imploded the housing market you really need to read this column at least, instead of the panty wearing weenie Nicholas Kristof taking drive by shots at corporate CEOs.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9297) 10 years ago
Yes. It was poor black people who destroyed our economy, not the banksters who created the subprime casino. See also: http://www.amazon.com/Big...393338827/

Please don't choke on that bag of salty dicks gern.
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