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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Is Social Upheaval in the Official Plan?

There are telltale signs out there that not only has the current financial crisis been planned for at the highest levels (this was seen coming over the horizon a long time ago), but that actions are being taken to deal with growing social tensions.

Nope--this is not out of Conspiracies 101. I have a very strong aversion to fringe imaginings.

Today's column by Todd Harrison at CBS MarketWatch is a nice example of some of these thoughts, put into the big-picture context of the current financial crisis (please click on the title to read the entire column) ...

Shock and Awe
Commentary: Five things you need to know about our current state of affairs

By Todd Harrison
Last update: 12:01 a.m. EDT Sept. 24, 2008

Excerpts ...

The free market system officially broke last week and the ramifications are profound. A new world order is upon us, one that will forever change the construct of capitalism.

... angst is palpable and tension is high as we edge toward what promises to be a very tenuous election. See related MarketWatch column.

Indeed, anticipation of social unrest may be the catalyst for the decision to transfer troops back to the states. Beginning Oct. 1, a military army brigade will be an "on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters," the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment of this kind. See related Army Times item.
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