RE: “The Capitalism Debate” by David Brooks (TIMES, 7/17/12)


The American people have been seeing “the scandals and excesses” of capitalism at least from the earliest days of the Republic.  Even Alexander Hamilton, a Brooks hero, was tainted by economic scandals.

Of course, with capitalism so ardently favored by both of our major political parties, it is no wonder that a healthy assessment of possible alternatives cannot be discussed.

The discussion going on now is one between conservatives (the Democrats) and reactionaries (the Republicans).  They both support the rapacious capitalism of the military-industrial complex.

All we progressives can do is vote for the lesser of two evils.

A. Garavente

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