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katbarb
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I thought you might be interested in reading: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/26793903/the_big_takeover

I know it's long, but it's extremely readable and I hope you like it as much as I did.  Am sending this to some of my deep-thinker-type friends and family hoping they will give me their feedback.  My roommate gave me a printout, and I was blown away by it.  I think Mr. Taibbi's article has the potential to change the course of history, or so I hope.  Print it out, settle down in a comfortable chair, and enjoy.

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Stan
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Great article KB. We see Matt on Bill Maher's show once in a while. I like his style. Its sort of like laughing while your car goes over a cliff with your worst enemy aboard. I loved the melon allegory. It really works. I guess the new carbon tax exemptions will be the new "melons" to bet on. I have never been of great financial acumen. I usually just trust my money to luck and so far my luck has lasted. Maybe its because I never got too greedy. All I wanted was enough to get along and a few bucks to save for the inevitable rainy day. Others I know have not been as lucky, they have lost life and property.

The big problem with the article is that there really is no solution. There will always be greed, envy, gluttony, anger, pride, lust, and sloth. I like sloth. In fact we have them here They have three toes and hang in the trees, but I digress. Regulation is one answer but it only lasts a while until someone figures a way around it or some paid off politician advocates against it in the name of free enterprise.

Hope all is well with you in CA.

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