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  •  I've been reading "69 A.D." this week (1+ / 0-)
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    The Year of Four Emperors, by Gwyn Morgan.  Not an easy read, but instructive as to where we've come from, long-term.  And where we're heading, short-term.

    Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

    by Big River Bandido on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 02:54:57 PM PDT

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    •  Oh by the way ran some numbers (1+ / 0-)
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      Turns out you are absolutely right in regards to relation between real change in GDP and real change in defense spending.

      They're 0.65 correlated over the past 80 years. And the result does not change if you go with a more modern period (past 30 years).

      Just thought you should know I do actually check up on this stuff. :)

      •  Thanks (0+ / 0-)

        I have to admit, I'm impressed partly because I don't even remember the exchange, and partly because a 0.65 correlation between any two things is not the kind of image my mind is used to.  I'm also not good at remembering handles on this site or keeping them straight.  They're all orange to me.  :)  But thank you.

        Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

        by Big River Bandido on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 03:34:33 PM PDT

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