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  •  OK, So You've Read a Review of Shock Doctrine (5+ / 0-)

    You know the word "Friedmanite."  

    Now, maybe you should learn something about Milton Friedman, something about economics, and something about Larry Summers, because if you think Summers is a Friedmanite, you're (charitably) ill-informed...or rather, maybe just an idiot.  

    "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

    by Dana Houle on Thu Apr 02, 2009 at 07:12:04 AM PDT

    •  I actually haven't read "Shock Doctrine." (0+ / 0-)

      And he is. He's a Friedmanite who is OK with a pittance amount of social spending to keep the masses happy as their country is stolen out from under them.

      •  You Haven't Read My Comment (1+ / 0-)
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        soms

        At least not competently, because had you done so, you would realize that I assume you haven't read it.  

        "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

        by Dana Houle on Thu Apr 02, 2009 at 07:22:45 AM PDT

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        •  Sorry. (3+ / 0-)
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          Indiana Bob, Obamacrat, thethinveil

          My fault. I don't believe I've ever read a book review of it either, however. Now, just to be sure:

          Now, maybe you should learn something about Milton Friedman

          Know quite a bit about him, as well as monetarist theory.

          something about economics

          I have a degree in economics. Most of it that's taught in universities is useless crap that has nothing to do with actual economy.

          and something about Larry Summers

          Know about him too, I know his background and how he and his ilk operate. I've worked in politics; I know plenty about these self-interested shills.

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