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Mon, 24 Mar 2008

Conscience of a Liberal

Paul Krugman, The Conscience of a Liberal: reclaiming America from the Right, Allen Lane

Princeton economist Paul Krugman has a few cogent words to say about the USA and the soon to be departing George W. Bush along with the anti-social members of his group. Inequality, woeful social services, cronyism, corruption, dishonesty - all these and more make up a picture comparable to the 1920's.

Krugman spends some time looking at how it all came to be, and along the way shows how the US health system came to be the way it is, and who wants to keep it that way (Southern conservatives for one, drug companies for two, and health insurance companies to make up the triad).

But it looks like America is finally waking up so perhaps there were will be a happy ending yet.

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