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Who Really Cares About the Poor?

FletchforFreedom Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 12:54 PM
Dan Ackroyd: "Jayne, you ignorant s lut." You'll forgive me for relying upon three decades of reserach as an economic historian to your ranting Marxist dogma that was thoroughly and completely debunked even before Marx took a dirt nap. The evidence is overwhelming and incontrovertible that capitalism (free actors in the marketplace seeking to better themselves) and neither regulations nor unions nor socialism resulted in substantial and virtually uninterrupted improvement in wages, working conditions and prosperity (faster where unions and state intervention were least prevalent). I can guide you to the research if you are not too wedded to socialist fantasies ... which apparently is the problem.
JayneCobb Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 1:13 PM
3. Economists. Really. Pick your favorite economists and invest your money strictly on their predictions. I dare ya.
JayneCobb Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 1:13 PM
3. Economists. Really. Pick your favorite economists and invest your money strictly on their predictions. I dare ya.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 3:10 PM
Okay, I'll choose Mises and Hayek. They predicted, among other things, a little event called The Great Depression not to mention the boom-and-bust cycle that has persisted ever since. People whio have heeded their advice have been rewarded handsomely. Now, if you are suggesting that no one should engage in market behavior based on the presictions of keynesians and socialists - history shows that it is foolish.
JayneCobb Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 1:12 PM
You do realize that saying things like "You'll forgive me for relying upon three decades of reserach as an economic historian to your ranting Marxist dogma" is meaningless?

1. No one in America is a Marxist. Let us take a poll of Americans and find out just how many Americans believe there shouldn't be any private property, everything owned by the state. Let's just take that poll shall we? Because if there is private property there is no communism. You, sir, are missing your brain.
2. Three decades? Is that all? My research goes back to 1776. Did you know that none other than Washington himself lost lots of money in the first ever stock market bubble in the US?
Terminus in WA Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 2:09 PM
I think he means that he has been involved personally with research for three decades. So you've been doing research for more than two centuries? I want your secret.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 2:34 PM
I am, again, not responsible for your ignorance. Whether you choose to call yourself a Marxist or not does not change the fact that you have been spouting pure (completely debunked) Marxist dogma from the outset.

As for my research, it goes back 30,000 years. That you can't grasp that that economic history has been my passion and my PROFESSION for 30 years demonstrates that one of us is completely brainless ... it just isn't me.
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 5:43 PM
the Communists of the USSR called themselves "progressives",the communists of Red China call themselves "progressives",communists of Central and South America call themselves "progressives".Communists worldwide call themselves "progressives".
So,"progressive" DOES equal socialist/communist.
socialism is the first,necessary step to communism.
But people make too much about minor differences in definitions,when essentially and practically speaking,socialism IS communism.

Capitalism favors the rich. Socialism helps the poor. These are core beliefs of almost everybody on the left, including our president. Ah, but it turns out that this worldview is completely wrong.

Economists associated with the Fraser Institute and the Cato Institute have actually found a way to measure "economic freedom" and investigate what difference it makes in 141 countries around the world. This work has been in progress for several decades now and the evidence is stark. Economies that rely on private property, free markets and free trade, and avoid high taxes, regulation and inflation, grow more rapidly than...