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A Fairy Tale from Paul Krugman…

Posted on the 28 May 2012 by Btchakir @btchakir

Settle down kiddies and listen to this, before you nod off to passive sleep and let those Republicans walk all over us…

A Fairy Tale from Paul Krugman…Once upon a time, …America was a land of lazy managers and slacker workers. Productivity languished, and American industry was fading away in the face of foreign competition.

Then square-jawed, tough-minded buyout kings like Mitt Romney and the fictional Gordon Gekko came to the rescue, imposing financial and work discipline. Sure, some people didn’t like it, and, sure, they made a lot of money for themselves along the way. But the result was a great economic revival, whose benefits trickled down to everyone.

You can see why Wall Street likes this story. But none of it — except the bit about the Gekkos and the Romneys making lots of money — is true.

- Paul Krugman, NY Times

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