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  •  You say you want a revolution (2+ / 0-)
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    Deep Texan, mskitty

    Well, we all want to change the world...

    I have no idea why your dislike of the design of an intro textbook is relevant to anything.

    I have I idea why you reference letsgetitdone as though everyone should know who or what you are talking about.

    I agree with Krugman that we could make things a whole lot better with appropriate polices that we used to have in place. It's not impossible to do something we did before.

    And your belief that only a comprehensive overhaul will do has often been used as an excuse for not making things better. The perfect is the enemy of the good.

    Hence the John Lennon lyrics...

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      Urban Owl

      -You want to change the system, run for office.

      by Deep Texan on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 10:29:30 AM PST

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    •  Well, it is certain that you will have little or (1+ / 0-)
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      disrael

      nothing to contribute to building a better world.

      I remarked about Krugman's textbook because it is different from his blog and column voice. In his textbook it is all blue sky, but the real economic world is not that way. So, he is the guy you should be insulting, not me. Krugman's textbook is an example of the perfect getting in the way of getting things done.

      The policies that Krugman proposes in his blog and columns, while they would make things better would not be enough and they will not be implemented. In fact, if you follow him, which I have for years, you will see that from time to time he wonders why nobody listens to him. He, blue sky guy that he is, thinks that in a perfect world everybody would listen to him because he is right. But as you can see by my tag line below, that is not how the world works.

      Letsgetitdone is a diarist and author here who proposes things that will make our economic life much better. In fact his ideas are superior to those offered by Krugman.

      Insofar as making things better, I learned a long time ago that just because you can't think of a way to build a better world doesn't mean that others can't. Your attitude is that of a free rider. You benefit from the work of others but you contribute nothing but smart-ass remarks.

      Might and Right are always fighting, in our youth it seems exciting. Right is always nearly winning, Might can hardly keep from grinning. -- Clarence Day

      by hestal on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 11:09:31 AM PST

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      •  Judgmental, aren't you? (0+ / 0-)

        Because I suggested that making things better is a good idea instead of waiting until there is a big change. I didn't say I wouldn't support a big change, and I'm not the one who rejects interim changes while working for more.

        You have no idea what I do, other than post a mildly skeptical response to your put down of Krugman, but you call me a free rider who contributes nothing.

        Way to persuade me that you are right about anything...

        •  I am not trying to persuade you of anything. (1+ / 0-)
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          leepearson

          It is interesting that you characterized your earlier comment in such self-serving terms in this comment. I'll bet you do this sort of thing a lot.

          Might and Right are always fighting, in our youth it seems exciting. Right is always nearly winning, Might can hardly keep from grinning. -- Clarence Day

          by hestal on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 06:18:07 PM PST

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