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Old December 3rd, 2017, 08:49 PM   #81
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You realize he has a science degree. His claims about his economic adventures are questioned by most sources.
He has a Bachelor of Science in economics (economics is a social science): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump
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Old December 4th, 2017, 04:21 AM   #82
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You might want to rethink that post. Forbes is a respected source and doesn't publish novices such as yourself.


I enjoy Forbes very much and agree that it is a respected source, but ONE individual (who freelances) is not my idea of a respected source, UNLESS he/she has worked IN THE industry and has some experience/knowledge/education/background in government economics...which the author DOES NOT.
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Old December 4th, 2017, 04:53 AM   #83
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Forbes ran for President but did not get enough votes to get on the GOP ticket. I forget what year that was but more than two decades ago. Forbes looks strange to me.
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Old December 4th, 2017, 05:57 AM   #84
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Nope. That only happens in your imagination.
I'll never understand why you boys think insulting and demeaning people will get them to bend to your will and/or see things your way. *shrug*


It's something called The Trump Effect:
Insult every race, religion, and person who doesn't agree with you, hoping that they will love you and then agree with you.

It rarely works, does it?

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Old December 4th, 2017, 08:55 AM   #85
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I enjoy Forbes very much and agree that it is a respected source, but ONE individual (who freelances) is not my idea of a respected source, UNLESS he/she has worked IN THE industry and has some experience/knowledge/education/background in government economics...which the author DOES NOT.
Actually, for over a year now, Forbes has been choosing to publish op-eds that are way out there. I don't know if they are trying to stimulate discussion or if they are augmenting their income with a pay to publish venture but I will still use them for hard data but not for opinion.
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So, why are all the big corporation against these regulations? You know, the ones you claim removes their competitors from the field?
Who said they are??...You have to look at each individual case and what regulations are being called for

A good example would be right here in PA. The LCB (Licore Control Board) cracking down on Poker machines in the VFWs and Fire Halls...no problem with these things for 30 years....all of a sudden the State Police are raiding and taking these machines....Now who do you think is instigating them into enforcing laws that might have been on the books but were never seriously enforced??....Why the big casinos of course...They do not want no competition from these small competitors...
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So why are you not opposing Trump and the republican led Congress? Who do you think heads this "national governemnt" you pretend to oppose?
If there is issue I oppose, I will oppose him. Can you give me an area I should oppose?
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The people who forced loan officers to write risky loans were the loan officer's managers.].
And who forced these bank managers to force these loan officers to write the risky loans??...I'll give you a hint....Janet Reno, and the Community re-investment Act II 1998....
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It's something called The Trump Effect:
Insult every race, religion, and person who doesn't agree with you, hoping that they will love you and then agree with you.

It rarely works, does it?

LOL
Yeah, the majority of states hated it so much they voted him into office.
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Old December 4th, 2017, 12:27 PM   #90
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Here's where so many pundits get it wrong. Wealth is NOT just about money. Wealth is about power, control, education, rules, politics, employment. The question is whether the playing field is level. Equality of opportunity isn’t just a matter of fairness. No society can expect to thrive if it doesn’t fully tap the talent and ability of its entire workforce — including those who happen to be born poor.
There's something called "human capital" and another thing called "balance" within our society. When 1% of the people control "human capital" and all the aspects of wealth, including our lawmakers, court systems and White House, we have absolutely no balance and certainly NO level playing field.

Forbes says this: Financial inequality is rising in the United States, but most of the rise is at the top of the distribution. It is not a ‘rich-poor’ gap opening up, but a ‘rich-everyone else’ gap. The top are pulling away from the rest, and the very top are pulling away even faster.
Inequality will continue even if you establish what you consider "an equal playingfield." Essential public services need to be made public again and ripped away from private for-profit monopolists. Banking should be public also, instead of allowing private banking to use money they create artificially to make claims on real assets of the real economy.

And, since the ones who are "succeeding" on this "equal playingfield" will be able to roll over their accumulated wealth to build greater wealth(if that's their goal) we'll end up with billionaires and corporations who try to eliminate their competition to establish monopolies where they can control prices. No doubt this will include buying a few politicians (who come surprisingly cheap for the riches they provide their benefactors), the same shit will happen over and over again! One way or another, capitalist systems that drive inequality and resource depletion have to be brought to an end, or there will be no one left on this planet to argue about it!
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