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Perhaps, Chris, you are arguing at cross-purposes. As you correctly point out, the ultimate political principles and policies cannot be simply implemented. We need to make changes that can be called structural, cultural, foundational, etc.; this is not something that can take place tomorrow. Schwartz and some of your critics above are focused on defining the correct policy to deal with todayís problems. Yes, it is somewhat of a moot point given that the massive change required, as a prerequisite, wonít happen on the time scale of the current problems. However, I maintain that it still makes sense to appreciate the short-comings of the status-quo by comparison to the ideal.
Thus, I believe that understanding the limits of change help to gain perspective, focus oneís resources, and take a more stoic long-term orientation. It just that itís also important to keep up the fighting spirit! Fortunately, we have plenty of that here on SOLO.
-Jason P from NYC
PS Oh, yes, I havenít commented on your 5 part series because Iíve said it all and youíve set it all in the past. Be assured I read it all and enjoyed it Ö again.