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    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    The CLINTON MACHINE strikes again!!
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    "I would rather claim to be an uneducated man than be mal-educated and claim to be otherwise." - Wookie 03:16


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    Well yeah, he’s a Republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    v. enjoyable, interesting video

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    It's humanities; pure bull****, blocked.

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    In all seriousness though it was interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    Well yeah, he’s a Republican.
    Have the Clintons actually suicided a Republican?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookie06 View Post
    Have the Clintons actually suicided a Republican?
    At least as many as non-Republicans.

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    Figures the lame stream media would ignore them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    In all seriousness though it was interesting.
    He’s gotten better at being comprehensible to economically illiterate folk such as myself. To be honest though while I enjoyed his ad hoc arguments here and there I didn’t quite understand what the general thrust was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    He’s gotten better at being comprehensible to economically illiterate folk such as myself. To be honest though while I enjoyed his ad hoc arguments here and there I didn’t quite understand what the general thrust was.
    This talk was part of a two-day get-together at McMaster University with a bunch of other academics working on similar problems (broadly: issues of social cohesion). This was his attempt to briefly survey the question "can we have it all", i.e. what's the end point of socialism and other -isms, how/who can achieve it, how can we achieve it without giving up the nice things provided by the 'commanding heights', etc. Like along the lines of "can we have the society socialists want, while also having the commerce that capitalists want."

    For background, Blyth is currently working on "r for everyone" (r = return to capital). That is one way to "have it all". (Or at least most of it all, assuming it were that easy. Which it certainly isn't. This has never been a math problem, it's a political problem, and I can't imagine capital accepting "r for everyone" just because it's achieved through a Fed backdoor instead of tanks rolling up to the factories. But it's fun to discuss.)

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    This one may be more accessible.

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    If you do watch his talks, you'll note that he (repeatedly) points out that the purchasing power generated for Americans by foreign demand for USD means the US isn't ever punished for faffing about economically. Then you see things like,

    https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/08/09...shmir-dispute/

    and if you haven't figured it out yet, here's another clue that US political instability and naked self-interest are very dangerous for the United States.

    Edit: I've posted about this before, yes? Oh, many times? Great.
    Last edited by Jon`C; 08-13-2019 at 02:01 AM.

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