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    Is it? I know that has been true in cases...

    Is it?

    I know that has been true in cases like the Mexican crises, but is that the root source of TODAY's problem?

    I'm informed that most of the dubious debt instruments sitting like tumors...
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    So much for the theory that capitalism insures...

    So much for the theory that capitalism insures the efficient lending of inventment capital, eh?

    One would have thought that the bubbles that hd already occurred since 1980(savings and loan, the...
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    Does anyone see the world's debt crises as sort...

    Does anyone see the world's debt crises as sort of the end game of capitalism?

    By that I do not mean that we'll abandon capitalism, rather that, the nature of capitalism inevitably leads to this...
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    I concur that the combined costs of ALL...

    I concur that the combined costs of ALL GOVERNMENTS (FEDERAL STATE AND LOCAL) are way out of line with the services they provide.

    I simply object to the blind theory that government do not create...
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    People who are working at productive jobs...

    People who are working at productive jobs presumably create wealth regardless of who the employer is.

    When one asks "who will pay for it?" as it regards government jobs one assumes that the only...
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    Yeah I suppose. A tepid one, given the true...

    Yeah I suppose.

    A tepid one, given the true nature of the Japanese occupation, but better than nothing, I suppose.
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    Thanks. So, no apology to China?

    Thanks.

    So, no apology to China?
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    If we can get back to the issue of "coddling" the...

    If we can get back to the issue of "coddling" the superrich?

    I think we do that.

    And I believe that the more affluent middle class is the class that suffers as a result of that coddling.

    As...
  9. Seems to me that as it regards drilling for gas...

    Seems to me that as it regards drilling for gas in places like Pennsylvania, the EPA isn't exactly standing in anybody's way.
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    True dat. Millions of Dems feel much the same...

    True dat.

    Millions of Dems feel much the same way about their party, I note.

    Both loyal GOP rank and file, and loyal Democratic Party loyalists remember when their parties were overtly...
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    I concur. While I am not at all bothered that...

    I concur.

    While I am not at all bothered that our current POTUS is making nice with a former fight to the death enemy nation, it might be nice if Japan did the same to its WWII victims.
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    I think that we ought not change the tax rates...

    I think that we ought not change the tax rates now.

    I've been saying this for quite some time on this board.

    We cannot reduce taxes (by raising taxes or by cutting services, either) now because...
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    It does not suprise me that the TPM is...

    It does not suprise me that the TPM is threatening to the establishment GOPers.

    The TPM rank and file are actually NOT IN ON THE GOP SCAM.

    The TPM rank and file actually believe the rhetorical...
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    How much has the WAR on DRUGS (AKA the war on...

    How much has the WAR on DRUGS (AKA the war on civil freedoms) expanded our government?

    The government is going to invent reasons to get bigger and more powerful.

    that's just what the kinds of...
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    In a specific case, such as the one you jjust...

    In a specific case, such as the one you jjust quoted? Ues, I don't have any trouble giving you my SUBJECTIVE opinion.

    In an open ended question where we are talking about something as vague as the...
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    That's a false dichotomy, amigo. One can have...

    That's a false dichotomy, amigo.

    One can have sage laws and regulations that businesses must abide without having "central planning."





    History is replete with formerly wealthy nations...
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    Enlighten yourself. You couldn't have actually...

    Enlighten yourself.

    You couldn't have actually read that book and ask that silly question.
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    Exerpt from "The Forgotten Man" by Amity Shales ...

    Exerpt from "The Forgotten Man" by Amity Shales

    "Tugwell found himself making a career in economics and reform, even spending a semsester at Amherst College in Massachusetts, the academic home of...
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    Julius Ceasar's "Commentaries on the Gallic War?"...

    Julius Ceasar's "Commentaries on the Gallic War?"


    Spoiler -> Rome won
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    Sticky: I'm currently wading through "the Shah" by Abbas...

    I'm currently wading through "the Shah" by Abbas Milani.

    It has tiny type.

    I hate tiny type.

    It's not exactly light reading.

    Abbas writes like an historian submitting his doctoral...
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