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https://twitter.com/LHSummers/status/1572433427365826565

There is some social phenomenon which I suspect explains non work, non marriage, deaths of despair, general alienation and, I suspect, the rise of reactionary populism. It should be a major task of social science to understand it.

- Lawrence H. Summers

If only there were some sociologist who, in painstaking detail, studied things like alienation, unemployment, etc....

Oh well! Guess we're out of luck there!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdRZhXDtmuw

Comments are great tho, ppl somehow recognize this Marx as a caricature

from the vid: "Killing people and destroying property solves nothing. Democracy is the only road to socialism" - fake Marx

EDIT: "Only when workers are able to assemble freely and in strength will we be able to achieve the reforms we most assuredly deserve" - also fake Marx

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