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Is the GOP Headed for the Boneyard?

Francis W. Porretto Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 6:02 AM
Have you ever heard of the Principle of Comparative Advantage, Mr. Buchanan? Or does your economic knowledge not extend that far? You might want to look it up before your next tirade about “outsourcing,” by which I think you meant “offshoring.” Also, Occam’s Razor (“Entities ought not to be multiplied beyond necessity”) does not mean what you appear to think. It merely prescribes the ORDER in which possible explanations for a phenomenon should be investigated, because the simpler a candidate explanation is, the more quickly and easily it can be checked out.
lesoc Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:38 AM
Pat got Occam's Razon right. From the dictionary: a scientific and philosophic rule that entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily. which is interpreted as requiring that the simplest of competing theories be preferred to the more complex or that explanations of unknown phenomena be sought first in terms of known quantities. In other words, go for the simplest explanation.
Pete1215 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:58 AM
Yes. The rich have definitely gained a comparative advantage.
Don664 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 10:45 AM
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:35 AM
Excellent explanation of Occam's razor.

I'm sick and tired of people using it as an excuse for not doing diligent study of an issue because they find it convenient to believe the simplest answer MUST be the right one and use an appeal to authority as their justification.
After its second defeat at the hands of Barack Obama, under whom unemployment has never been lower than the day George W. Bush left office, the Republican Party has at last awakened to its existential crisis.

Eighteen states have voted Democratic in six straight elections. Among the six are four of our most populous: New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California. And Obama has now won two of the three remaining mega-states, Ohio and Florida, twice.

Only Texas remains secure -- for now.

At the presidential level, the Republican Party is at death's door.

Yet one already...