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  •  He definitely has a way of cutting through... (11+ / 0-)

    the fog like no one else.

    Your pieces are good, still, as well.

    IMO I have always tried to bring the anger and populism to MMT which is needed and missing(Mike Norman does well with that like Galbraith does); otherwise we are all just hanging with each other in our own academic corner.

    I don't like how this place is being run though, so I won't be writing as much. People who don't use sources or facts are given the same deference, even more deference, as myself and are allowed to troll my diaries with impunity.

    I also have personal issues to work on, so you won't be seeing as much work from me(though every once in awhile I may write one) but I am proud of getting some MMT pieces on the rec list but it took years.

    However, thank you, Auburn Parks. I appreciate that.

    I don't negotiate grand bargains with deficit terrorists!

    by priceman on Mon May 27, 2013 at 05:38:13 PM PDT

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    •  priceman, (4+ / 0-)
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      Please keep writing. For reasons why, please see my diary

      Thank you.

      For the first time in human history, we possess both the means for destroying all life on Earth or realizing a paradise on the planet--Michio Kaku.

      by psyched on Mon May 27, 2013 at 11:19:01 PM PDT

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      •  That is a very good argument to keep going... (5+ / 0-)
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        and I certainly appreciate all your support, psyched, but there are unfortunately more reasons not to, personally, for me, right now. It's not that I don't think any of what I write matters, it's that my personal situation it getting worse, and I can't waste the time doing it. Of course, that also ties in to how I am not happy with how this site is being run or how it's being moderated; I think the recent actions of some moderators have made this place into a dump where learning about the subjects I write about is that much harder given the trolling and favoritism towards trolls by up top allowed in my posts.

        The only time they get involved is when you react and call this behavior out for what it is and whom the perpetrators are; trolling and trolls. That is what I see as defeating the purpose, for me. There are many others who know more and write better on these subjects than myself in the Money and Public Purpose group to make up for my absence. I'm not saying I am going to quit altogether, but after writing a weekly column for a few years, and the absolute childish trollish fact denying behavior enabled and even supported by the management here, it's going to be very sporadic.

        That is an inspirational diary, though. It did almost make me rethink this, but the game is rigged here IMO. Soon we will be told to fall in line for whomever has a (D) on their lapel regardless of whether they support cutting Social Security which would make this an un-Democratic site. I guess there are more people who disrupt diaries for the love of politicians as opposed to data, sources, and analysis. Perhaps some of the moderators are in self preservation mode as they see that keeping the non intellectual contingent is what is going to preserve this site, but they are wrong. The youtube comment section already exists. people don't want to relive it anywhere but youtube and I don't participate in the youtube comment section either.

        But that is just my opinion. I truly respect and admire yours, Letsgetitdone's, Calgacus's, katie c's, jellyyork's, and everyone here MMT. Thank you to all of you for your support.


        I don't negotiate grand bargains with deficit terrorists!

        by priceman on Mon May 27, 2013 at 11:56:35 PM PDT

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    •  keep writing (1+ / 0-)
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