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    Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic policy?

    Should people have a say in government policy proposals, dealing with economic matters, that have no understanding of the economic consequences?


    (Can a mod add the poll please with answers being yes, no or other?)
    Last edited by Harry Guerrilla; 09-03-09 at 04:11 PM. Reason: grr didn't add the poll.
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    Re: Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic polic

    I dont think anyone has a deep understanding of economics.


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    Re: Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic polic

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Should people have a say in government policy proposals, dealing with economic matters, that have no understanding of the economic consequences?
    Only net tax-payers should have a say in government policy.

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    Re: Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic polic

    I'm assuming you mean in an overall function of being able to dictate policy?

    If that's the case, then **** no... why would they even participate in policy vocally that they don't understand?

    But that's like asking Carolyn McCarthy what a foregrip is... in her own legislation.
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    Re: Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic polic

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    I dont think anyone has a deep understanding of economics.
    I should have specified a bit further and said a general understanding.

    Like supply and demand, etc.
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    Re: Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic polic

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Should people have a say in government policy proposals, dealing with economic matters, that have no understanding of the economic consequences?

    People have a say in a great number of things they do not understand! From healthcare to foreign policy to economics. Seems to me they shouldn't, but it's a bit tough to police that.
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    Re: Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic polic

    Unfortunately, I have to say yes. It is the nature of democracy.

    BUT, one would hope for competent elected officials. *sigh*

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    Re: Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic polic

    And then there's this guy, who does have a say in economic policy.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjbPZAMked0"]YouTube - Pete Stark Blows Up Over National Debt[/ame]

    There's some naughty language from him at the end. Draw your own conclusions about how well-informed he is.
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    Re: Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic polic

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Should people have a say in government policy proposals, dealing with economic matters, that have no understanding of the economic consequences?


    (Can a mod add the poll please with answers being yes, no or other?)
    Have a say how? Having knowledge of economic matters is not a requirement to be an elected official, but they will still vote on economic issues. Nothing can be done by that.

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    mad Re: Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic polic

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Should people have a say in government policy proposals, dealing with economic matters, that have no understanding of the economic consequences?
    That's what we have now.

    All those Yale and Harvard graduates in Congress and one in the White House who don't know a ding dong about economics.

    AND don't have a milligram of common sense.

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