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  •  History of the 20th Century Would Seem to Suggest (10+ / 0-)

    the exact opposite of these expert opinions. Other than the marijuana.

    I think you'll see some much more detailed criticism of those ideas and the practice of economics over the past 40 years shortly.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 11:10:01 AM PST

    •  I look forward to the discussion (0+ / 0-)

      Yes, it seems that we are now engaged in a national debate over tax rates and deficits, and this might be a good time to consider other aspect of our tax policy.

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 12:43:41 PM PST

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      •  I'm quite willing to talk about pollicy (1+ / 0-)
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        the kind that is known to work.

        Most of what you write about are quite old proposals, and the pro & con fairly well documented.

        Finally the tax cuts create jobs shit is retreaded old Austrian BUllshit

        Payroll taxes discourage companies from hiring people, and in order to encourage greater hiring, should be eliminated.
        Dude you just killed Social Security.

        You suck.

        FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

        by Roger Fox on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 12:59:03 PM PST

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        •  Shooting the messanger (0+ / 0-)

          From the article above - which I take it you did not read fully before commenting.

          (N.B.  In this article, I am merely reporting the opinions of the above-cited economists, so don't attack me for these opinions.  I will clearly identify my own opinions as such if they appear in this article, and you can attack me for my own opinions if you want.)  
          When experts agree on something, us non-experts better pay attention.  Otherwise, we run the risk of behaving like conservatives do with regards to climate change.

          "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

          by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 01:57:26 PM PST

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      •  False premise "across the political spectrum" (1+ / 0-)
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        You make a false assertion then reach conclusions based on that false assertion.

        So the NPR team put together a panel of prominent and respected economists from across the political spectrum
        Your conclusions are baseless because this small group does not include Keynesians and/or leftists.

        look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

        by FishOutofWater on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 01:59:19 PM PST

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