Friday, August 25, 2006

American Irony

American prosperity is in large part illusory.

"The common idea that America is an immensely rich and affluent country is very much an exaggeration.

American affluence is heavily mortgaged. America carries a tremendous burden of debt to its poor people."- Gunnar Myrdal.

Political and economic revolution will have to be accomplished by a revolution in attitudes as well and a wholesale abandonment of myths--particularly those of moral complacency and innocence and those that hold equality and justice and virtue compatible with opulence.

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