So I think the answer is, we have a very severe economic downturn because not only is capitalism always unstable, but this one comes at the end of a thirty-year program of denial, of substituting credit for a working economy that grows and allows people to have higher wages. We never helped our people understand any of this, so now it’s like a tsunami has hit us as a nation. And we look really badly equipped as well as unprepared to deal with it.
David Barsamian, Richard D. Wolff
Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism (City Lights Open Media)
(via Patrick Lynch)