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Old March 16th, 2015, 06:46 AM   #1
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Old March 16th, 2015, 07:19 AM   #2
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LOL, the fact that you're serious about this tripe makes it even more funny.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 08:41 AM   #3
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LOL, the fact that you're serious about this tripe makes it even more funny.
It wasn't that "tripe" that crashed the economy in 2008, or all of the other recessions.

It was the free market, small government "tripe" that you believe that did.

How many times do you have to be proven wrong before you admit your "tripe" doesn't work, and never will?
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Old March 16th, 2015, 09:06 AM   #4
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I think the term capitalism rather than what I see as free market economics is the subject of the OP.
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It wasn't that "tripe" that crashed the economy in 2008, or all of the other recessions.

It was the free market, small government "tripe" that you believe that did.

How many times do you have to be proven wrong before you admit your "tripe" doesn't work, and never will?
Skew, you're and idiot. The Fed is in trouble, the dollar is in trouble, if one doesn't have actual gold in a safe you don't actually own gold, just try and get it, the economy is the worst it's ever been, GDP sucks, the IMF will soon be in control, China is rising and owns most of the world's gold. Russia and China are undermining the dollar, and what do you want to do, spend more money, raise the debt ceiling, bankrupt the US into default. Better stock up on some ammo, my friend.
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I think the term capitalism rather than what I see as free market economics is the subject of the OP.
This is a sure sign that your economic policies don't work.


But consider what else happened during these supposedly ideal years. Income inequality rose to the heights of the 1920s; debt soared as consumers tried to maintain living standards by borrowing; menís wages fell dramatically. Median income for the bottom 90 percent declined to levels of the 1960s; public investment was tragically neglected; and there was one financial crisis after another: 1982, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, and finally 2008.
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This is a sure sign that your economic policies don't work.


But consider what else happened during these supposedly ideal years. Income inequality rose to the heights of the 1920s; debt soared as consumers tried to maintain living standards by borrowing; menís wages fell dramatically. Median income for the bottom 90 percent declined to levels of the 1960s; public investment was tragically neglected; and there was one financial crisis after another: 1982, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, and finally 2008.
What years am I claiming were idylic, and when has "my system" been in place? I'm in favor of an intelligently regulated system relying primarily on true competition and unfettered supply and demand.

There are many obstacles to achieving this. The largest being in areas that require large amounts of capital to start-up.
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2008 crash came from socialist polices and a bit of crony capitalism.

as will our next one.

not free markets
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2008 crash came from socialist polices and a bit of crony capitalism.

as will our next one.

not free markets
Lehman Brothers et al were following socialist policies? What alternate universe do you live in?
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Lehman Brothers et al were following socialist policies? What alternate universe do you live in?
The deregulated, crony capitalist, trickle down universe.
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