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    Teaching Economics to Liberals - Class is in Session

    My mission is to teach economics to liberals. For example...check out this blog entry by a liberal economist...Why Should China Just Innovate When It Can Just Steal? If you scroll down to the comments section you can see where I schooled two liberals on basic economic principles.

    If any liberals have any economic questions...now's your chance to ask them. If you ask your questions nicely then I will try and answer your questions nicely. It's better to ask now...rather than complaining later when I "ruin" your threads by pointing out your economic ignorance...for example... (Public spending and the 80/20 rule)

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    Re: Teaching Economics to Liberals - Class is in Session

    You schooled em real hardcore dawg!



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    Re: Teaching Economics to Liberals - Class is in Session

    Mega was pissed that you derailed the thread with your off-topic nonsense. I'm perfectly happy to demolish your "theories", but you need to keep them in your own threads. Don't interfere with other discussions.

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    Re: Teaching Economics to Liberals - Class is in Session

    Quote Originally Posted by Xerographica View Post
    My mission is to teach economics to liberals. For example...check out this blog entry by a liberal economist...Why Should China Just Innovate When It Can Just Steal? If you scroll down to the comments section you can see where I schooled two liberals on basic economic principles.

    If any liberals have any economic questions...now's your chance to ask them. If you ask your questions nicely then I will try and answer your questions nicely. It's better to ask now...rather than complaining later when I "ruin" your threads by pointing out your economic ignorance...for example... (Public spending and the 80/20 rule)
    You ruin threads because you constantly post off-topic bullcrap. It has nothing to do with ignorance.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Teaching Economics to Liberals - Class is in Session

    Quote Originally Posted by Xerographica View Post
    My mission is to teach economics to liberals. For example...check out this blog entry by a liberal economist...Why Should China Just Innovate When It Can Just Steal? If you scroll down to the comments section you can see where I schooled two liberals on basic economic principles.

    If any liberals have any economic questions...now's your chance to ask them. If you ask your questions nicely then I will try and answer your questions nicely. It's better to ask now...rather than complaining later when I "ruin" your threads by pointing out your economic ignorance...for example... (Public spending and the 80/20 rule)
    In a capitalist system, how do you ensure that the proletariat aren't basically expendable commodities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    In a capitalist system, how do you ensure that the proletariat aren't basically expendable commodities
    The same way you so in any system morality.
    Hayek - too liberal for republicans

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    Re: Teaching Economics to Liberals - Class is in Session

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    You schooled em real hardcore dawg!

    Sorry Xero, I had to laugh. Don't mistake my "Like" for general agreement with TheDem.


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    Re: Teaching Economics to Liberals - Class is in Session

    People who post a lean other than moderate, or independant, or centerists slightly left or slightly rightg are typically ideologs. It's nearly impossible to teach anything to an ideolog because they think that they already know it all.

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    Re: Teaching Economics to Liberals - Class is in Session

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    People who post a lean other than moderate, or independant, or centerists slightly left or slightly rightg are typically ideologs. It's nearly impossible to teach anything to an ideolog because they think that they already know it all.
    And people that post a lean of moderate, independent or centrist usually are hiding behind that label because they are scared of being labeled what they really are, usually liberals on this board. But there are a handful of exceptions to that. With "moderates" like haymarket around, who needs a liberal anyway?

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    Re: Teaching Economics to Liberals - Class is in Session

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Mega was pissed that you derailed the thread with your off-topic nonsense. I'm perfectly happy to demolish your "theories", but you need to keep them in your own threads. Don't interfere with other discussions.
    So I'm not allowed to call somebody out on their economic ignorance? I should just keep my perspective to my own threads? Maybe we should all just keep our own perspectives to our own threads?

    Why would that be a stupid idea? If you can figure out why that would be a stupid idea then you're well on your way to understanding the value of free-trade.

    All Mega had to do was not respond to my post. It's as simple as that. My goal was to just let everybody know that Mega doesn't know what he's talking about in terms of economics. It's really important that people know that. Mega was simply pissed because I pointed that out to everybody.

    My "theory" is an extremely effective tool to quickly highlight people's economic ignorance. If people do not understand why their perspectives should matter in the public sector...then clearly they do not understand how economics works. You can't efficiently allocate resources without integrating people's perspectives into the distribution of resources. Giving taxpayers the freedom to choose which government organizations they give their taxes to would allow 150 million of our most productive citizens to determine the distribution of public funds. That we would all benefit from pragmatarianism is not a "theory"...it's a simple economic fact.

    If you don't believe that you can spend your money better than I can spend your money...then we can really easily put it to the test. Just put your money where your mouth is by sending me $200 via paypal. Trust me...I'll spend it in your best interest by using it to help promote the Magna Carta movement.

    Why aren't you going to send me the $200? Because you know for a fact that you can spend it "better" than I can. "Better" depends entirely on our own unique perspectives. You can spend your taxes "better" than congress can because you know your values better than anybody else. How could 150 million people's values not matter when it comes to the distribution of public funds?

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