Which take do you agree with? What else should I be reading?
I’m in total information overload at this point but the links above have been helpful. What it seems to boil down to is that we’re all getting fucked (except the super rich!) but it won’t really hurt until 2013.
What I hope will be helpful in the long run is to get involved in local political orgs and volunteer to help support candidates who are in play for the elections next year. Set a Google alert for my local reps and parties and make a Twitter list of accounts like @thehill to keep an eye on what my elected officials are doing on a daily or weekly basis. Keep the pressure on senators and congresspeople who aren’t voting the way I want with letters, emails, calls, comments (even if it means logging in to Facebook), and mentions. Start praising the ones who are.
One of the VPs at my company recently retired early so he could go full-time into community organizing where he lives. I, on the other hand, just upped my cursing quotient. Since I first registered to vote, I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time getting angry and frustragey. Now it’s finally time to contribute.
carlosunbound said: Jay I don’t like the deal. Been reading much the same stuff that you have, but I can not recommend to you another significantly different perspective than what you have here. I trust Krugmann most, WSJ least - history matters when looking at sources.