Friday, October 31, 2008

It's Not the End of The World As We Know It

A view from up north (thanks, Dave).

Favorite line is his wrap up: "Set aside the stereotypes and labels that guide our thinking and it becomes obvious that while important changes are coming, the foundations -- liberal democracy and regulated markets -- are unchallenged. That's good news for everyone but excitable ideologues."

Just my thoughts,


1 comment:

Omar Poppenlander said...

Spot on. The system is not fundamentally changing - nor is it likely to. The changes that any one candidate or party want to make are, in the grand scheme of things, quite small. Thomas Friedman actually talks about this homogenization of liberal democracy and regulated free markets quite a bit in his book "The Lexus and the Olive Tree" and sees it as one of the obvious outcomes of an increasingly global economy.