Thursday, May 27, 2004

POOR = LAZY: A Harvard Business Professor Recalls George W. Bush as a Student 

For several months near the end of last year and start of 2004, one of my favorite sites, Inequality.org, stopped posting new articles. So, I eventually stopped visiting. On a whim, I checked Inequality this evening and found a sharp new design, an exciting and fascinating conference next weekend in New York (featuring Bill Moyers, Barbara Ehrenreich and others), as well as a handful of new (OK, recent) articles, including this one:

President Bush and the Gilded Age
by Yoshi Tsurumi

This piece tells us a lot about our President's smirk. Here's an excerpt:

At Harvard Business School, thirty years ago, George Bush was a student of mine. I still vividly remember him. In my class, he declared that "people are poor because they are lazy." He was opposed to labor unions, social security, environmental protection, Medicare, and public schools. To him, the antitrust watch dog, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Securities Exchange Commission were unnecessary hindrances to "free market competition." To him, Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal was "socialism."

And another:

President Bush and his brain, Karl Rove, are leading a radical revolution of destroying all the democratic political, social, judiciary, and economic institutions that both Democrats and moderate Republicans had built together since Roosevelt's New Deal.

And here is the rest.

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