August 1, 2002


Too Green for a Golden Opportunity : America's third party still mired in the margins (Micah L. Sifry, JULY 26 - AUGUST 1, 2002, LA Weekly)
The Dow crashes another 390 points, another one of the world's largest corporations files for bankruptcy, and half the country prepares to delay retirements or send the kids to community college. A new phrase, "corporate crime," replaces "white-collar crime" in the mainstream lexicon. And worried Democrats and Republicans hastily promise a switch to a pro-consumer cookbook, after having fed America a strict menu of deregulatory dishes at the behest of their big-money sponsors for the last 20 years. If this isn't the moment for a third-party challenge, I don't know what is. Enter the Greens.

First of all, it would actually be a good thing if folk were going to retire later and bargain shop for colleges, but the idea that half the country will now have to do so is simply deranged. Anyone who is on the verge of retirement or of funding their kid's education and had their money tied up in these kind of high risk vehicles has no one to blame but themselves and there hopefully aren't that many of them. Posted by Orrin Judd at August 1, 2002 7:42 PM
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