Wednesday, November 16, 2005

democracy, capitalism, & global lament

From Newsweek:
"Democracy, it turns out, is not in and of itself enough to enfranchise the poorest or to knit fragmented societies together. Not even when linked with freer markets. Not even when tied to stirrings of growth, albeit sporadic growth. What's more, the frustrations of the Mar del Plata marchers—the latest wave in a backlash against globalization and the American-style capitalism it's associated with—is not limited to the streets of the Americas. Read your newspapers regardless of where you may live. Theirs is a global lament."
What? Democracy and Capitalism can't save us? Stop the presses!

1 comment:

Casey said...

Well, this is news to me. I though the American Dream was it!