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I'm just finishing up an incredible read. Amity Schlaes' "The Forgotten man". Basically a very well researched history of the depression era and what led up to it's very long length. People, policy and perceptions fostered by FDR and the lies we've been led to believe from schooling.

We are repeating the history of 80 years ago in a frightening way.
Anyway, great read.
 

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basically keynesianism is dead wrong and austrian theory is correct.

sums it up no?
Maybe if you and ahole51 put down the bong and came out of his basement more often you'd learn a thing or two...?

Maybe NOT ! :rolleyes:
 

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Maybe if you and ahole51 put down the bong and came out of his basement more often you'd learn a thing or two...?

Maybe NOT ! :rolleyes:

lol not my hobby.

you should pick up a book that tries to challenge your ideas and forces you to give them up because it convinces you otherwise, only then are you learning. anything else makes you a fanatic.:clapper

simple logic instead of romantic rhetoric is tough to digest these days, it requires common sense...
 

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lol not my hobby.

you should pick up a book that tries to challenge your ideas and forces you to give them up because it convinces you otherwise, only then are you learning. anything else makes you a fanatic.:clapper

simple logic instead of romantic rhetoric is tough to digest these days, it requires common sense...
didnt you mean to say "it requires 'progressive' thought" ???:rolleyes:
btw, before I picked this book up I used to believe like you...
that FDR's new deal ended the great depression and keynes was right:rolleyes:
 

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Anyone hear that george (puke!) sorros is donating MILLIONS (of his billions) to UC Berserkley to create a dept of economics, and the sole intent is to discredit Friedman, and "Create an institute for new economic thinking" (or as you and I would call it.....SOCIALISIM!) Good 'ol george (intentional non-caps to show lack of respect!) isn't happy trying to manipulate the government thru his stooges, he's gonna try and accelerate the downfall of America from within it's universities. :banghead

Semper Fi! :notworthy

-Rocky-
 

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didnt you mean to say "it requires 'progressive' thought" ???:rolleyes:
btw, before I picked this book up I used to believe like you...
that FDR's new deal ended the great depression and keynes was right:rolleyes:

keep digging see how far the rabbit hole goes! :D blue... or red?
 

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Anyone hear that george (puke!) sorros is donating MILLIONS (of his billions) to UC Berserkley to create a dept of economics, and the sole intent is to discredit Friedman, and "Create an institute for new economic thinking" (or as you and I would call it.....SOCIALISIM!) Good 'ol george (intentional non-caps to show lack of respect!) isn't happy trying to manipulate the government thru his stooges, he's gonna try and accelerate the downfall of America from within it's universities. :banghead

Semper Fi! :notworthy

-Rocky-

it's a sad state you know, the universities are not worth shit, any of them. they are all misguided by the interests of the acadamics, who most of the time are religious in thier thinking.... thye just want you to regurgitate their beliefs on paper....
 

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Anyone hear that george (puke!) sorros is donating MILLIONS (of his billions) to UC Berserkley to create a dept of economics, and the sole intent is to discredit Friedman, and "Create an institute for new economic thinking" (or as you and I would call it.....SOCIALISIM!) Good 'ol george (intentional non-caps to show lack of respect!) isn't happy trying to manipulate the government thru his stooges, he's gonna try and accelerate the downfall of America from within it's universities. :banghead

Semper Fi! :notworthy

-Rocky-
After the shortcomings of Reaganomics, or trickle-down-tax-cuts-for-the-wealthy, I'd say we've got some rethinking to do when it comes to economics. All that tax cut money, where has it gone? To hiring? Nah. To mortgages? No. We've been sold a bill of goods wrapped up in the guilded rhetoric of capitalism. Trickle down is gush up. Among some good things, Reaganomics also gave us skyrocketing debt, lower real wages, and a much wealthier upper class. Will the next generation remember? Maybe. Will the one after that. No. The poor and middle class are often suckers at the voting booth.
 
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