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Politics and Minimum Wage

the Black Baron Wrote: Mar 05, 2014 11:52 AM
We can cite studies all we want, but it won't do any good. Politicians can promise an increase to their constituents and paint opponents as greedy misers. And people will vote for them. Orwell was remarkably insightful when he formulated this as "Four legs good, two legs bad". That is the level to which we've sunk.
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Dumb Politicians Won't Get Elected

the Black Baron Wrote: Mar 05, 2014 11:37 AM
You miss his point. Whatever we think of a particular politician, and however we think someone is an idiot, no politician seeks to lose his office. It's clear from the column that this is what Williams meant. It's not an argument original to him, either. Michael Medved points this out frequently in discussions with his listeners. Nearly all politicians want to get re-elected, and they will not do something that jeopardizes getting re-elected.
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Dumb Politicians Won't Get Elected

the Black Baron Wrote: Mar 05, 2014 11:37 AM
You miss his point. Whatever we think of a particular politician, and however we think someone is an idiot, no politician seeks to lose his office. It's clear from the column that this is what Williams meant. It's not an argument original to him, either. Michael Medved points this out frequently in discussions with his listeners. Nearly all politicians want to get re-elected, and they will not do something that jeopardizes getting re-elected.
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Black People Duped

the Black Baron Wrote: Mar 05, 2014 11:13 AM
How is Williams duped? What is your basis for this? Has he voted for candidates who sought to expand the State and its power over individuals?
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Black People Duped

the Black Baron Wrote: Mar 05, 2014 11:12 AM
The establishment of State welfare *eliminates* any pathway out of dependence.
Even Bob Casey jr crawled out of the woodwork to weigh in on this one, and he's usually MIA.
Does Holder agree that state attorneys-general should then also prosecute those federal laws that the Obama administration refuses to enforce? Isn't that the same principle?
"Nor was it left-wing, even though "Nazism" was an abbreviation for National Socialism. Nazism was sui generis. It was radical racism combined with totalitarianism; and racism as a doctrine is neither right nor left. " I disagree, that Nazism was not left-wing. As an ideology, it comes ultimately from the same source as other Statist, totalitarian ideologies-Progressivism, and the other Fascist -isms, and the flavors of Marxism. Their intellectual roots all go back to the French Revolution. Those ideologies are all as closely related to one another as are breeds of dogs, and unrelated to classic Western liberalism and contemporary American conservatism.
Not only recycling content, but the website has become so loaded with popups and ads as to be almost unusable. I understand selling ad space to pay for a site, but it really is a cumbersome site to navigate.
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A Return to Keynes?

the Black Baron Wrote: Oct 24, 2013 12:14 PM
The Left's strategy is to keep pushing the same idea, over and over, despite repeated failures, and claiming that the idea works, it just hasn't been tried hard enough. This is no different.
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