Debeo Summa Credo: HypnozombieX: Well you can't have people seeing past the thin shiny veneer of capitalism. They might realize we live in a country with a capitalist system that A) demands inflation constantly go up from now until the end of time at any cost, and B) insist that it is impossible and wrong even to pay the people working for you a living wage.No one want's to wake up and find out their living in a slave state, totally kills the buzz.This is what people who buy what Howard Zinn is selling actually believe.
ikanreed: Yeah, okay, Zinn's a bit liberal, but really only as much as standard textbooks lean conservative.
Debeo Summa Credo: Capitalism is the most efficient economic system to maximize productivity, lower costs to consumers
Super Chronic: I've actually been reading the People's History, off and on, over the last couple of months, having never read it before. I'm on page 472 of 688 in the hardcover. It's a little tedious at times (your eyes can glaze over after ten straight pages of "and then there was another strike in Lowell, MA, and three people were shot and killed..."), but I definitely recommend it. The facts are meticulously and unarguably detailed and it maintains its thesis (namely, that the elites have been able to pit the oppressed against each other and/or hand out just enough to stave off a revolution) without beating you over the head with it or being overly tendentious.
EyeballKid: From the guy who managed President George W. Bush's budget. Think about that. Of course, that's not fair, because that was back when deficits didn't matter.
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