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Re: The Seven Biggest Lies About The Economy

Xumbrarchist ·
The curious things about economics are the things economists never talk about. Why is housing so expensive in the United States? Shouldn't supply and demand be a factor? Isn't supply and demand something that economists always talk about? What is the population density of the US compared to England? rank country square miles population ppl/sq mi 52 United Kingdom 93,788 62,262,000 663 76 United States 3,537,110 314,574,000 89 There are more than 6 times as many people per square mile in the...
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Re: The Seven Biggest Lies About The Economy

Kevin-1122 ·
In many places houses are dirt cheap; but it is usually where nobody wants to live. K
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Re: The Seven Biggest Lies About The Economy

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Kevin-1122: In many places houses are dirt cheap; but it is usually where nobody wants to live. K True, but why isn't housing dirt cheap everywhere in the US. But trhat wouls screw up the entire concept of economic classism. I have often wondered if Black Americans are useful for manipulating prices in the housing industry. That is another curious thing about accounting not being mandatory in schools for the last 50 years. If millions of people had slowly changed their...
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Re: The Seven Biggest Lies About The Economy

sunnubian ·
Homes are so expensive in America because of the reason that everything else is so expensive in America, because deregulation, not only allows builders to build homes out of substandard, toxic, weather vulnerable materials, but also allows the price gauging consumer to no end.
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Re: The American Economy, Politics and Plutocracy

EbonyRose ·
Ahhh well .... I guess we can dream! Since we'll never know what something like that looks like. I was just thinking today how TOTALLY ridiculous it is that - mostly our media ... but really our entire government environment - is ALREADY starting to gear up for the 2016 presidential campaign!! I mean ... do these White people not understand that we have REAL problems ... that need their professional and political attention .... RIGHT FREAKIN' NOW!!! Yet, instead, .. for the next 2 1/2 years,...
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Re: The American Economy, Politics and Plutocracy

sunnubian ·
It's time for there to be a revolution in America, one that will turn our government back over to the people, one that will rid our government of corporate puppets and race-baiting con-artists. I really don't know what it is going to take for the American people to see that our politicians and their being under the undue influence of corporate American and diabolical billionaires is not going to do anything but run our government, economy and our Constitution and Civil Rights further into...
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Re: The American Economy, Politics and Plutocracy

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: It's time for there to be a revolution in America, one that will turn our government back over to the people, one that will rid our government of corporate puppets and race-baiting con-artists. When are people going to figure out that science and technology are more important than politics and economics? This ain't 1900 anymore and we ain't in Kansas, The Wizard of Oz has taken over. In 1900 there were 8,000 cars in this country. In 1995 there were...
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Re: The American Economy, Politics and Plutocracy

sunnubian ·
MLK re Science: (source) Martin Luther King, Jr. (15 Jan 1929 - 4 Apr 1968) American clergyman and civil rights activist who led a non-violent and effective Civil Rights movement from 1950 until his assination in 1968. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, and his brthday has been commemorated as a federal holiday. Science Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr. (6 quotes) Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. Commenting on the way...
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Re: The American Economy, Politics and Plutocracy

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: MLK re Science: (source) Martin Luther King, Jr. (15 Jan 1929 - 4 Apr 1968) American clergyman and civil rights activist who led a non-violent and effective Civil Rights movement from 1950 until his assination in 1968. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, and his brthday has been commemorated as a federal holiday. Science Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr. (6 quotes) Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and...
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Re: The American Economy, Politics and Plutocracy

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: It's time for there to be a revolution in America, one that will turn our government back over to the people, one that will rid our government of corporate puppets and race-baiting con-artists. I really don't know what it is going to take for the American people to see that our politicians and their being under the undue influence of corporate American and diabolical billionaires is not going to do anything but run our government, economy and our Constitution...
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Re: The American Economy, Politics and Plutocracy

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: He uses the word "science" but he does not impart or advocate scientific knowledge but makes comparisons between it and religion and attitudes about it. But he does admit it gives people power so how are Black Americans supposed to engage with it? Trust White folks to teach us science? ROFL I consider 9/11 to be the perfect example of White folks and science. Most of them can't figure it out and their "scientific authority" is either silent or BSing. It...
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Re: The American Economy, Politics and Plutocracy

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I'm sure that Science would have become very high on their agenda, and also Mathmatics, Law, and Entreprenueurship. That is one of the peculiar things about European culture. Why is mathematics separated from science. Why not just teach science and do the math when it is necessary to deal with the science. But we have kids spend hours doing mathematics which does not seem to have anything to do with anything. But no, we must continue the Greek traditions.
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Re: The American Economy, Politics and Plutocracy

sunnubian ·
"But we have kids spend hours doing mathematics which does not seem to have anything to do with anything." This is so true. Most teachers can't even tell their students why they need to know any mathmatics beyond arithmetic or relatate it to anything tangible.
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Re: The American Economy, Politics and Plutocracy

Xumbrarchist ·
Here is an interesting Big Picture: The Road to World War 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP7L8bw5QF4 http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/faq.html http://subrealism.blogspot.com...s.html#disqus_thread Xum
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Re: "This Is The Most Depressing Version Of Google Maps I’ve Ever Seen"

Yemaya ·
Its like this, once the states began to take resources out of the cities, you have this effect.
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Re: "This Is The Most Depressing Version Of Google Maps I’ve Ever Seen"

sunnubian ·
And, they have been systematically doing just that since integration and "White flight", and racist politicians, business owners and employers have done the same against African Americans/minorities/predominately Black (or minority or Brown cities) as retaliation for integration and out of sheer racism in many, many cases.
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Re: "This Is The Most Depressing Version Of Google Maps I’ve Ever Seen"

MaynardJ ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: And, they have been systematically doing just that since integration and "White flight", and racist politicians, business owners and employers have done the same against African Americans/minorities/predominately Black (or minority or Brown cities) as retaliation for integration and out of sheer racism in many, many cases. Start your own damn business and help out your fellow hoodrats you dumb socialist.
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Re: "This Is The Most Depressing Version Of Google Maps I’ve Ever Seen"

sunnubian ·
I see that AA.org has been infected with a little bitty piss assed Gnat again.
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Re: What's Wrong With This Picture?

roarin1 ·
'What's wrong with this picture'? The same thing that is wrong with this one. -- McDonald's to Workers: Need Cash? Sell Your Stuff Tis the season for holiday spirit: Yule logs, egg nog, festive lights and exchanging gifts with loved ones. If you work for McDonald’s, though, be sure to save those receipts. McDonald’s McResource Line , a dedicated website run by the world’s largest fast-food chain to provide its 1.8 million employees with financial and health-related tips, offers a full page...
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Re: What's Wrong With This Picture?

sunnubian ·
The hidden agenda in stunts like this is the fact that corporate America and their puppet politicians are trying to socially condition Americans into absolving the American government of any responsibility to its citizens, that way, with corporate America already dictating labor and wages laws to America's corporate puppet politicians to the detriment of American workers/citizens, ALL of the American tax dollars will be at the disposal and whims of Corporate America.
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Re: What's Wrong With This Picture?

roarin1 ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: The hidden agenda in stunts like this is the fact that corporate America and their puppet politicians are trying to socially condition Americans into absolving the American government of any responsibility to its citizens, that way, with corporate America already dictating labor and wages laws to America's corporate puppet politicians to the detriment of American workers/citizens, ALL of the American tax dollars will be at the disposal and whims of Corporate...
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Re: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by roarin1: Originally Posted by sunnubian: The hidden agenda in stunts like this is the fact that corporate America and their puppet politicians are trying to socially condition Americans into absolving the American government of any responsibility to its citizens, that way, with corporate America already dictating labor and wages laws to America's corporate puppet politicians to the detriment of American workers/citizens, ALL of the American tax dollars will be at the...
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Re: Black America’s Failed Experiment With White House Politics And The Urgent Appeal For A New Black Economy

Momentum ·
I hope we got the message, white people see the national economy, education, safety net and all benefits as theirs and to primarily serve them. Blacks will never be viewed as countrymen by the white establishment. If we don't get this then we get what we obvious see coming at us. I love this charter.... http://www.usliftingus.com/
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What If The Country Isn't Really Broke?

sunnubian ·
What If The Country Isn't Really Broke? Posted on November 11, 2011 by Brandon Share this now! A wonderful new clip from the folks who brought us ‘The Story Of Stuff.’ Found on StoryOfStuff.org YouTube channel . Originally submitted by volunteer editors Kitty O. and Jessica S.
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The European debt crisis

sunnubian ·
The European debt crisis How might Europe's spiraling debt crisis affect the U.S. and its stalled economic recovery? To understand the potential impact, here are five things to know. The European debt crisis By Jeanne Park November 10, 2011 This week, a dramatic series of events unfurled across Europe, which threatened to push the European debt crisis to new heights. As Greece ushers in a new interim prime minister and Italy battles spiraling borrowing costs , the eurozone’s economic outlook...
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The Photo Proving The GOP Will Do Anything To Get Rid Of Obama, Even If It Hurts America

sunnubian ·
The Photo Proving The GOP Will Do Anything To Get Rid Of Obama, Even If It Hurts America Posted on November 26, 2011 by Angie Share this now! Every American needs to see this! Found on Republican Bigotry Hate Fear Lies and Distortion’s Facebook page . Originally submitted by Angie A. This entry was posted in 2012 Elections , Eye-Opening , Photos , Radical Right , Republicans , Shocking and tagged Barack Obama , tea party . Bookmark the permalink .
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Stop the austerity train wreck

sunnubian ·
Stop the austerity train wreck November 21, 2011 Photo: AP Photo/Cliff Owen The biggest question right now on Planet Washington is whether the congressional supercommittee will reach an agreement. That’s the wrong question. Agreement or not, Washington is on the road to making budget cuts that will slow the economy, increase unemployment and impose additional hardship on millions of Americans. The real question is how to stop this austerity train wreck, and substitute the following: FIRST:...
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Were you better off four years ago than you are today?

sunnubian ·
Were you better off four years ago than you are today? December 2, 2011 The release of the November jobs report – showing an 8.6 percent unemployment rate, the lowest in two years – is giving off a glimmer of hope, despite cautionary words from economic analysts . Still, many Americans are continuing to feel the same financial pressures and uncertainty that have become the norm of the new economy. In this week’s episode of Need to Know, we traveled to northern Ohio to follow up with of the...
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Economist: Black Unemployment Stays High Because Blacks Don’t Give Up Looking

sunnubian ·
Economist: Black Unemployment Stays High Because Blacks Don’t Give Up Looking June 12, 2014 | Posted by Nick Chiles Tagged With: black unemployment rate , director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race Ethnicity and the Economy (PREE) , discouraged workers , Valerie Wilson , white unemployment rate 1186 While the Black unemployment rate in the U.S. for the past several decades has remained stuck at double the overall rate, an African-American economist suggests that this is...
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This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

sunnubian ·
PostEverything This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps By Darlena Cunha July 8 at 12:00 PM Darlena Cunha is a former television producer turned stay-at-home mom to twin girls. She writes for The Huffington Post and Thought Catalog. Photo courtesy of Darlene Cunha Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband’s 2003 Mercedes Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I’d never been to this church before, but I could see it from where...
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Robert Reich illustrates the economic effects of the Romney-Ryan plan

sunnubian ·
Robert Reich illustrates the economic effects of the Romney-Ryan plan Viewpoint Staff August 22, 2012 Robert Reich, professor at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and former U.S. labor secretary, will be on “Viewpoint” tonight to share his thoughts on the Romney-Ryan ticket. In the video below, Reich gets creative in an effort to illustrate — literally — the effects of a Romney-Ryan economic agenda: Check out more videos from Reich on his website. Topics: Economy, Election 2012,...
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Robert Reich illustrates the economic effects of the Romney-Ryan plan

sunnubian ·
Robert Reich illustrates the economic effects of the Romney-Ryan plan Viewpoint Staff August 22, 2012 Robert Reich, professor at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and former U.S. labor secretary, will be on “Viewpoint” tonight to share his thoughts on the Romney-Ryan ticket. In the video below, Reich gets creative in an effort to illustrate — literally — the effects of a Romney-Ryan economic agenda: Check out more videos from Reich on his website. Topics: Economy, Election 2012,...
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Note to Obama: It’s Still the Economy, Stupid

sunnubian ·
Ari Berman Ari Berman Note to Obama: It’s Still the Economy, Stupid Ari Berman <abbr class="published" title="2012-10-15T11:21:25-14400">on October 15, 2012 - 11:21 AM ET</abbr> President Obama has described this election as a “make-or-break moment for the middle class.” The last three weeks of the election are now a make-or-break moment for Obama’s campaign. He built a commanding lead following the Democratic convention and the release of Romney’s 47 percent’s video by...
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Portuguese head to former African colony to escape euro crisis

sunnubian ·
Portuguese head to former African colony to escape euro crisis (Carlos Litulo/ FOR THE WASHINGTON POST ) - Marcio Charata greets people in the fish market in Maputo, Mozambique. He came to Mozambique to be a financial director of one of the leading media groups in Mozambique (SOICO) after the closure of his former company in due to the world economic crisis in Portugal about one year ago. CAPTION FULLSCREEN By Sudarsan Raghavan , <abbr class="updated"...
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PERFECT INTERPRETATION OF WHAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICA'S ECONOMY

sunnubian ·
   Oh, they hate the truth. WATCH: Found on Cft.org. Originally submitted by Jayne F.      
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The Sequester: Myths And Facts

sunnubian ·
The Sequester: Myths And Facts Right-Wing Media Promote Multiple Falsehoods About Looming Spending Cuts Research February 20, 2013 4:11 PM EST ››› ALBERT KLEINE 50 Right-wing media outlets have advanced a number of myths regarding automatic across-the-board spending cuts -- commonly called the sequester -- in order to hide the facts behind an inherently harmful economic policy. Will The Sequester Hurt Economic Growth? Will The Sequester Help The Economy? Who Is Responsible For The Sequester?
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"Django Unchained"

sunnubian ·
10 Things You Should Know About Slavery and Won’t Learn at ‘Django’ Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx in “Django Unchained.” Photo: The Weinstein Company by Imara Jones ShareThis | Print | Comment ( 108 ) Wednesday, January 9 2013, 10:02 AM EST Tags: Django , slavery 1K 13K Much hullabaloo has been made recently about slavery as entertainment in movies like “Django Unchained.” But lost in the discussion is slavery as history, and the simple fact that it was an economic system which seized the...
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"This Is The Most Depressing Version Of Google Maps I’ve Ever Seen"

sunnubian ·
Economy This Is The Most Depressing Version Of Google Maps I’ve Ever Seen What do you get when you combine Google maps and a bunch of info about household income? Only one of the most fascinating things ever to happen because of the census. Mischa Nachtigal More from Mischa » <script type="text/javascript"></script> Mischa Nachtigal » What do you get when you combine Google maps and a bunch of info about household income? Only one of the most fascinating things ever to happen...
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The Mythical Black Economy

sunnubian ·
The Mythical Black Economy Written by James Clingman Wednesday, 01 May 2013 19:55 James Clingman Although the dictionary calls it archaic, the "management of a household" is one of the definitions listed for the word "economy." Another definition is "a saving or attempt to reduce expenditures." Yet another is "a system of interacting elements, especially when seen as being harmonious." And still another definition for economy has to do with "the production and consumption of goods and...
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The Meaning of Decent Society

sunnubian ·
Published on Friday, December 20, 2013 by RobertReich.org The Meaning of Decent Society by Robert Reich It’s the season to show concern for the less fortunate among us. We should also be concerned about the widening gap between the most fortunate and everyone else. Although it’s still possible to win the lottery (your chance of winning $648 million in the recent Mega Millions sweepstakes was one in 259 million), the biggest lottery of all is what family we’re born into. Our life chances are...
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Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

sunnubian ·
Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy By Travis Gettys Friday, December 27, 2013 13:59 EST Topics: chomsky ♦ mainstream media ♦ noam chomsky The world faces two potentially existential threats, according to the linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky. “There are two major dark shadows that hover over everything, and they’re getting more and more serious,” Chomsky said. “The one is the continuing threat of nuclear war that has not ended. It’s...
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Africa: Go Early, Stay Long

sunnubian ·
Companies & Industries Africa: Go Early, Stay Long By Harold L. Sirkin October 02, 2013 Photograph by Elias Asmare/AP Photo Construction work at the site of the planned Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Assosa, Ethiopia. It’s the most populous landlocked country in the world, with a population of more than 91 million. But its economy, with a nominal GDP of about $41 billion, is not much larger than Wyoming’s (population around 577,000). The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry...
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What's Wrong With This Picture?

sunnubian ·
A volunteer loads food at the Capital Area Food Bank, Nov. 14, 2013 in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/GETTY IMAGES Walmart collecting food donations to feed employees 11/18/13 04:45 PM facebook twitter 7 save share group 56 By Ned Resnikoff Organized labor, protesting workers and other activist groups have been saying for years that low-wage Walmart employees can’t afford to meet basic needs like food. Now, one Cleveland, Ohio, location is doing something about it: soliciting food...
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Re: The Sequester: Myths And Facts

Yemaya ·
If you would like to follow the sequester and any hearings related to it, watch C-Span. There was a hearing on the sequester and government jobs on this subject yesterday on C-Span, the main channel. This is more far and wide than people actually realize. And I consider this a direct effect of the smaller federal gov't line be the Neo-Cons (Neo-Confederates) via the Tea Party and Ultra conservative Republicans. Maybe once people start losing some of these benefits paid for by their tax...
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Re: The Sequester: Myths And Facts

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: If you would like to follow the sequester and any hearings related to it, watch C-Span. There was a hearing on the sequester and government jobs on this subject yesterday on C-Span, the main channel. This is more far and wide than people actually realize. And I consider this a direct effect of the smaller federal gov't line be the Neo-Cons (Neo-Confederates) via the Tea Party and Ultra conservative Republicans. Maybe once people start losing some of these...
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Re: The Sequester: Myths And Facts

Xumbrarchist ·
One of the funniest things about economics is a video I saw of Lester Thurow around 1999. He was an economist at MIT. He said the economy was in a state that he did not understand. So if he said that in 1999, why does anybody think they know what is going on now? They are talking bullsh!t and they don't know what will affect what. What are smartphones and the Internet doing to the economy. Nobody knows. They didn't exist in 1999. John Maynard Keynes didn't know anything about the effects of...
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Re: The Sequester: Myths And Facts

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: So if he said that in 1999, why does anybody think they know what is going on now? They are talking bullsh!t and they don't know what will affect what. Amen to that, Xum!! One of the most SHOCKING things about the economic crash in 2008 that left me .... is that the majority of the so-called "experts" .... and NONE of the housing/financial corporations themselves that actually CAUSED the problem even saw it coming!! While they (or at least any other...
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Re: The Sequester: Myths And Facts

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: One of the funniest things about economics is a video I saw of Lester Thurow around 1999. He was an economist at MIT. He said the economy was in a state that he did not understand. So if he said that in 1999, why does anybody think they know what is going on now? They are talking bullsh!t and they don't know what will affect what. What are smartphones and the Internet doing to the economy. Nobody knows. They didn't exist in 1999. John Maynard Keynes didn't...
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