Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. He challenges us: "We can retreat into fear or move to community. We have ventured to the limits of acquisitive greed. Our `mutual aid muscles' may have atrophied and need strengthening."
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Democrats appear more united than anytime in recent memory with no obvious DLC-MoveOn fights over wars or deficits and there's an authentic crisis that trumps pious platitudes about the free market and `family values.'
THE SCENE was like that of a Jacobite conspiracy. Around 20 Scots from different walks of life - bankers, lawyers, architects, business people and journalists - came together in the candlelit splendour of Edinburgh's Voodoo Rooms. They were there to mourn the passing of a 300-year-old institution - the Bank of Scotland - and to appease the ghosts of Scottish bankers' past.