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As the article says, this is another " TPP perk " that will be tough for the Un-wealthy to swallow. Because THAT's what holding our global economy back -- the epidemic damage that "generics" ...
by jamess
Comment Count 57 comments on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 08:22 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
As discussed here and here , President Obama's saying she (Elizabeth Warren) has got the Facts wrong on this " ...
by jamess
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Apr 21, 2015 at 06:53 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
AKA Greenspan's Faux Pas Greenspan's Regret Greenspan's Mistake You see people, The Maestro was wrong about Markets -- especially Corporate Wall Street-type Markets -- that they would be "self-...
by jamess
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 08:55 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Humans are builders. It sets us apart from the Aardvarks, even if we'll never get in front of them in the encyclopedia. When a problem presents itself, we makes plans to build. The notion of ...
by James Wells
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Apr 08, 2015 at 10:40 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Adam Smith's "invisible hand" metaphor is beloved by free market economists, not because they actually know or care what Smith wrote, of course, but for its utility toward justifying their ...
by Blood
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun Feb 15, 2015 at 05:46 PM PST with 30 Recommends
This diary title is the title of a tiny book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, subtitled, "A View From the Future." This book's premise is fictional — a look back on today from the year 2300 "...
by agitated american
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 01:45 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Here was a news tidbit I had missed recently, due to other off-the-grid activities I was involved in. That news item was raised in the discussion thread of the currently Rec'd Post : Oklahoma just ...
by jamess
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat May 10, 2014 at 08:23 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
The idea is madness. utterly, a Zippy mantra enabling a conehead to get high on the vacuous emptiness of its conceit. To add to the psycho-babble of ideology: According to David Lewis , if a and b ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Much of the rise of the rightwing agenda , to turn workers into interchangeable drones most of whom are grateful to simply still have a job, has been driven by the Libertarians multi-billionaires ...
by jamess
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 09:45 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Professional cycling is a sport rich in tradition. One such tradition is personified by Bernard Hinault, known with equal parts respect and disdain as le Patron (the boss of the peloton) . On the ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 10:51 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Dinosaurs were eventually replaced by agile clever Mammals. Cavemen were eventually replaced by Farmers. Horse and Buggies, by the Automobile. In the natural course of events, the grand ...
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 06:15 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Dinosaurs were eventually replaced by agile clever Mammals. Cavemen were eventually replaced by Farmers. Horse and Buggies, by the Automobile. In the natural course of events, the grand ...
by jamess
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 02:40 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Well, dang! Just when I thought I'd gotten a handle on the whole free-market thing, they went and changed the rules on me. You see, the way those smooth guys on Fox explained it, when you have ...
by boguseconomist
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 11:32 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I saw a tweet from a rising celebrity "conservative" today sounding a tired refrain...that one of the key differences between progressives and conservatives is that conservatives don't believe ...
by MistaBling
Comment Count 49 comments on Wed Apr 13, 2011 at 03:48 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
Excerpts from “The Science of Success” by Charles G. Koch -- John Wiley & Sons, 2007 Incentives Ludwig von ...
by jamess
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Mar 11, 2011 at 03:14 PM PST with 15 Recommends
The proprietors are rich, and very holy; but the wage they pay to these poor brothers and sisters of theirs is only enough to keep them from dropping dead with hunger. The work-hours are ...
by Sarge in Seattle
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Mar 07, 2011 at 11:02 AM PST with 11 Recommends
The Invisible Hand The Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz, says:
by jamess
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Dec 31, 2010 at 09:55 AM PST with 18 Recommends
One of the candidates for Roy Blunt's Congressional seat, in Missouri's 7th District, is Kevin Craig . Craig is a Libertarian. He expressed his Free Market ...
by MoGemStone
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Oct 09, 2010 at 06:08 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
The 'Invisible Hand' is a foundational principle of America's Free Market system. All participants are free to "buy and sell" as they see fit. And as a result, the Theory goes, the Markets will "...
by jamess
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun May 09, 2010 at 05:19 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Sorry, but I just plain get the heebie jeebies on acoount of these damned pointy-headed economists and their God-damned "invisible hand." I'll be damned if I want any bleeding "invisible hand" ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 27 comments on Thu Feb 18, 2010 at 03:58 PM PST with 1 Recommend