The money for all of this -- and much, much more -- was there, all along.
Who then can believe that these governments could not have found the money for good schools, health care, and all the rest, that they could not have enhanced the well-being and livelihood of millions of ordinary citizens, and helped create a more just and equitable and stable world -- if they had wanted to?
This is one of the main facts that ordinary citizens around the world should take away from this crisis: the money to maintain, secure and improve the lives of their families and communities was always there -- but their governments, and their political parties, made a deliberate, unforced choice not to use it for the common good.
This should be a constant -- and galvanizing -- thought in the minds of the public in the months and years to come.
So remember well the lessons of this new October crash: The money to make a better life, to serve the common good, has always been there.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The money has always been there
Posted by Thom Foolery at 11:05 AM