Necessary revolutions sweeping the world at the moment, whether in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Spain, or the Occupy movement in the USA, Britain, or elsewhere, will ultimately fail – unless they are underpinned by an economics capable of reconciling people and the planet.
Economic justice and prosperity can only be founded in these terms. Bills of Rights are a mockery and don’t cut it at all.
There’s only one such economics; some call it Georgism.
Anything else is a wannabe.
As no government nor revolution has the abolition of taxes in its program, there will be no win in this regard in 2012, hopelessly inadequate fumbling with property and land ‘taxes’ in Greece and Ireland notwithstanding.
Such is the power of the 1%.
Nevertheless, folks: All the best for 2012!