The Standard Question: So What’s the Alternative Then?

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We are all assailed with The Standard Question these days – if you are so opposed to what’s happening as a result of the economic crisis, what’s the alternative? But this is a pretty dumb question. As if a few simple institutional reforms are enough. As if people can design whole new economics system in the abstract like that. And if you try to answer, the asker can then just pick the details apart anyway. They are not really interested in any answers anyway. So find out why we should reject The Standard Question put like this, as we seek to develop routes towards the common good -

What is the Alternative