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Have you read his sequel yet?

I think it is called C-Street Fundamentalism. Also here is an interview with the author, which mentions Hillary Clinton's ties to the family: http://www.alternet.org/rights/87665/?page=1

What led you to socialism?

I thought it might be interesting to discuss how the various posters here became socialists, since the ideology is so demonized here in the U.S. For me it was two things.

The first was my disgust for how unfair a system capitalism is. I'll be honest, I'm fairly fortunate my family makes enough money that I can go to college without having to worry about student loans and such, but most people aren't that lucky. Luck is a big part of it, my dad freely admits he got his job parietal based on luck. A lot of people are suffering, and I don't think we can fix that within the framework of capitalism. I don't think its right that children starve while some people dine on steak. For the record,when I say well off, I mean what most would consider "middle-class" or would used to be middle-class here, that group is dying it seems.

My second reason, is the simple fact that capitalism is an unsustainable system. It requires constant growth and expansion on a planet with finite resources. It simply is not sustainable. Also capitalism as a system is prone to crisis. It can't seem to go more than a couple of decades without having at least a minor economic rescission and things seem to be getting worse over time.
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