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  •  Hey, I appreciate the perspective you're... (10+ / 0-)

    ...bringing to the discussion. But, it's definitely NOT a "debate." You could have posted this (your diary) as a comment in my post, in fact. I'm not a professional economist. Never claimed to be one. And, frankly, I look askance at many/most of those in the media and the blogosphere that pretend otherwise. (And, nipping this in the bud, I am NOT saying that you're doing that.)

    But, what I am saying is, I don't PRETEND to know MANY/MOST of the answers. That's why I rely upon the opinions of others. (i.e.: economists such as Stiglitz, left-leaning players from Wall Street, like Yves Smith, etc., and many others; and often get crap for that when I include their commentary in my posts.) And, in THIS instance, all we're talking about is a blogger (Dayen), whose opinion I do respect quite a LOT (moreso than most bloggers, but, he's STILL just a blogger), and the WaPo reporter, who's also NOT an economist, either.

    And, that's why I was engaging in an effort to have a discussion in my own post. Still am, in fact. You're invited to join.

    But, in terms of "debating" the matter. I really don't see there being a "debate" here. If there was one, I would recuse myself primarily due to the fact that...drum roll I'm not an economist! And, I sure as hell don't claim to know even anything close to what I know about the U.S. economy, as far as Great Britain's concerned! (On top of all of that, above, and in my previous comments in your post.)

    "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

    by bobswern on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 03:26:44 PM PST

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