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Good Economists

Philpy67 Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 10:16 AM
If folks who agree with Dr. Williams don't shout support for Ron Paul from the rooftops, all will be sound and fury, signifying little.
Reginald10 Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 2:50 PM
On the other hand, if they do shout RonPaul from the rooftops, it will indeed be the story of a fool, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
wiseone Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 10:22 AM
Ron Paul published racist newsletters.
Ron Paul wants to legalize dangerous and lethal drugs, which not only have proven to KILL people via overdose, but do untold harm to non-users who are close to the users.
Ron Paul hates Israel
Ron Paul wants to disarm America.
Ron Paul is a nutcase
Ron Paul renounced Reagan and the GOP in 1988. He has tried for the party nomination just about every four years since. Let him run as a Libertarian since that's what he really is.
Daniel141 Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 10:34 AM
I believe you are describing Obama.
It's difficult to be a good economist and simultaneously be perceived as compassionate. To be a good economist, one has to deal with reality. To appear compassionate, often one has to avoid unpleasant questions, use "caring" terminology and view reality as optional.

Affordable housing and health care costs are terms with considerable emotional appeal that politicians exploit but have absolutely no useful meaning or analytical worth. For example, can anyone tell me in actual dollars and cents the price of an affordable car, house or myomectomy? It's probably more pleasant to pretend that there is universal agreement about what is or is...