At the Polls, Choose Your Capitalism

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Eduardo Porter

New York Times, October 30, 2012

"Voters due at the polls next week are feeling enormous anxiety about the economy. We mistrust government more than ever. Walloped by joblessness, disheartened by a decade of no income gains for the middle class, many of us have come to doubt our national self-image as a society that offers a shot at prosperity to all.

Faced with sharply contrasting approaches to our troubles, voters must grapple with two critical questions: What is the nature of our problem, and how did we get here? Above all, we must confront the way our choices, as a society, have shaped our predicament."