The US bail-out amounts to a strings-free, public-funded windfall for big business. Welcome to "no-risk capitalism". From Naomi Klein in The Guardian.
Where are the protests? Where are the general strikes? Where are the sit-ins and boycotts?
Governments around the world have effectively robbed their citizens and I've yet to see one protest march in the streets.
QUOTE This duplicity is a political opportunity. Whoever wins on November 4 will have enormous moral authority. It should be used to call for a freeze on the dispersal of bail-out funds, not after the inauguration but right away. All deals should be renegotiated, this time with the public getting the guarantees.
It is risky, of course, to interrupt the bail-out process. Nothing could be riskier, however, than allowing the Bush gang their parting gift to big business - the gift that will keep on taking. UNQUOTE