Is there nothing like the perpetual keening of the minions of Capitalist Class? With apologies to Karl Marx! The Bail Out followed by Quantitative Easing isn’t/wasn’t enough? On that question see these two essays that define the term antithetical.
AEI propagandist first
NYT hack second:
And not one prosecution of any Investment House or Bank executive, whose combined criminality was ‘put behind us’ as Obama looked to the future! Obama just another Neo-Liberal conformist, whose appointments were run of the mill, in every way. That ‘Hope and Change’ evolved into the SOS, and our present economic doldrums, if that even describes an economy made up of low paying service jobs: the realization of the ‘philosophy ‘ of the Hayek/Mises/Friedman trio, with the help of that indefatigable pamphleteer Ayn Rand. This trio plus one believed the future was about Robber Capital being the master, to the groveling Worker as slave, without the mythical possibility of the Slave’s self-emancipation through a fight to the death. A schoolmaster’s daydream! See Hegel and Kojève for the ennui inducing particulars.