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Subject:  Re: CRA News from Washington Post Date:  3/8/2000  11:00 AM
Author:  mcraney Number:  6624 of 36502

>Wrong. This is supposed to be a capitalist country, >not socialist or communist.

The operative word above is "supposed to be". If it were truly, there would be no Fed, and the market would control rates.

>The basic misunderstanding of the American citizenry >about basic economics(and Civics, for that matter) >just astounds me

I tend to be more astounded by the American citizenry's naivete.

Mike


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