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  •  We'll Build Castles Let Oliver Cromwell Burn Them (3+ / 0-)
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    harrije, Shawn Russell, Saint Jimmy

    That's a jobs program

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 09:42:46 PM PDT

    •  But that would be Keynsian (1+ / 0-)
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      Shawn Russell

      And the Republicans are very anti-Keynes, because he was inconveniently right in a way that shatters their deeply held ideological beliefs.

      (Keynes suggested -- not seriously -- building pyramids, not castles, but close enough. The point is, you make a bunch of new jobs and put paychecks into the hands of the unemployed. Those paychecks get spent on things, businesses get too busy for their current staffs and hire more people, and before you know it they've actually hired away all your pyramid builders leaving you with unfinished trapezoidal prisms. But the point is not the pyramids, it's the paychecks. You do get more bang for your buck in the long run if you build federal interstate highways or high-speed commuter rail, though.)

      sin and love and fear are just sounds that people who never sinned nor loved nor feared have for what they never had and cannot have until they forget the words

      by harrije on Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 11:00:55 PM PDT

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