You don't have to be a communist to admit capitalism is in crisis

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Re: You don't have to be a communist to admit capitalism is in crisis

Post by cassowary » Sun May 28, 2017 9:44 pm

SteveFoerster wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 7:50 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 4:48 pm
SteveFoerster wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 12:36 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 1:17 am
I am an economist.
That is the funniest thing I have ever read on this forum.
Why? Are you a lawyer?... :lol:
No, which is why I don't pretend to be! :lol:
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Re: You don't have to be a communist to admit capitalism is in crisis

Post by Sertorio » Mon May 29, 2017 4:14 am

SteveFoerster wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 7:50 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 4:48 pm
SteveFoerster wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 12:36 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 1:17 am
I am an economist.
That is the funniest thing I have ever read on this forum.
Why? Are you a lawyer?... :lol:
No, which is why I don't pretend to be! :lol:
But you sounded like one... Lawyers know next to nothing about most things and thus they try to hide their ignorance by laughing a lot at everything which is beyond their understanding... How could you assess anybody's knowledge of economics if you know so little about it?... ;)

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Re: You don't have to be a communist to admit capitalism is in crisis

Post by SteveFoerster » Mon May 29, 2017 2:11 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 4:14 am
SteveFoerster wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 7:50 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 4:48 pm
SteveFoerster wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 12:36 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 1:17 am
I am an economist.
That is the funniest thing I have ever read on this forum.
Why? Are you a lawyer?... :lol:
No, which is why I don't pretend to be! :lol:
But you sounded like one... Lawyers know next to nothing about most things and thus they try to hide their ignorance by laughing a lot at everything which is beyond their understanding... How could you assess anybody's knowledge of economics if you know so little about it?... ;)
1. If you think lawyers know next to nothing about most things, you've hired the wrong lawyers.

2. You used that ridiculous laughing face first, so by your own logic you're the one hiding ignorance.

3. You have a body of commentary on which one can judge your understanding of economics. Put simply, you don't understand it. You can't differentiate between different theories of value, you don't know how supply and demand work, and you can't even see how your comrades in Venezuela have demolished the economy there.
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Re: You don't have to be a communist to admit capitalism is in crisis

Post by Sertorio » Mon May 29, 2017 2:42 pm

SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 2:11 pm
You have a body of commentary on which one can judge your understanding of economics. Put simply, you don't understand it. You can't differentiate between different theories of value, you don't know how supply and demand work ...
How would you know? To start with, that would have required your understanding enough economics to be able to understand my arguments. Which you don't. By your posts it is obvious that you don't understand what I am talking about. You may use the terminology of economics, but you don't know what it means nor how it works. You memorize formulas but you ignore the essence of economics... But don't be sad. You are but one of many million people who go through life talking about economical phenomena and never understanding what they mean or how they come about. Most of my freshmen students are like that, but many of them end up understanding what it is all about. Unfortunately I do not have the time nor the disposition to educate you on the subject of economics...

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Re: You don't have to be a communist to admit capitalism is in crisis

Post by SteveFoerster » Mon May 29, 2017 7:43 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 2:42 pm
SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 2:11 pm
You have a body of commentary on which one can judge your understanding of economics. Put simply, you don't understand it. You can't differentiate between different theories of value, you don't know how supply and demand work ...
How would you know? To start with, that would have required your understanding enough economics to be able to understand my arguments. Which you don't. By your posts it is obvious that you don't understand what I am talking about. You may use the terminology of economics, but you don't know what it means nor how it works. You memorize formulas but you ignore the essence of economics... But don't be sad. You are but one of many million people who go through life talking about economical phenomena and never understanding what they mean or how they come about. Most of my freshmen students are like that, but many of them end up understanding what it is all about. Unfortunately I do not have the time nor the disposition to educate you on the subject of economics...
Just stop. There's nothing more embarrassing than a socialist claiming to have a better understanding of market economics than... well, anyone else, basically.
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Re: You don't have to be a communist to admit capitalism is in crisis

Post by Sertorio » Tue May 30, 2017 3:59 am

SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 7:43 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 2:42 pm
SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 2:11 pm
You have a body of commentary on which one can judge your understanding of economics. Put simply, you don't understand it. You can't differentiate between different theories of value, you don't know how supply and demand work ...
How would you know? To start with, that would have required your understanding enough economics to be able to understand my arguments. Which you don't. By your posts it is obvious that you don't understand what I am talking about. You may use the terminology of economics, but you don't know what it means nor how it works. You memorize formulas but you ignore the essence of economics... But don't be sad. You are but one of many million people who go through life talking about economical phenomena and never understanding what they mean or how they come about. Most of my freshmen students are like that, but many of them end up understanding what it is all about. Unfortunately I do not have the time nor the disposition to educate you on the subject of economics...
Just stop. There's nothing more embarrassing than a socialist claiming to have a better understanding of market economics than... well, anyone else, basically.
Oh well! Sooner or later you will find out that the Earth is not flat...

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Re: You don't have to be a communist to admit capitalism is in crisis

Post by SteveFoerster » Tue May 30, 2017 6:31 am

Sertorio wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 3:59 am
SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 7:43 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 2:42 pm
SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 2:11 pm
You have a body of commentary on which one can judge your understanding of economics. Put simply, you don't understand it. You can't differentiate between different theories of value, you don't know how supply and demand work ...
How would you know? To start with, that would have required your understanding enough economics to be able to understand my arguments. Which you don't. By your posts it is obvious that you don't understand what I am talking about. You may use the terminology of economics, but you don't know what it means nor how it works. You memorize formulas but you ignore the essence of economics... But don't be sad. You are but one of many million people who go through life talking about economical phenomena and never understanding what they mean or how they come about. Most of my freshmen students are like that, but many of them end up understanding what it is all about. Unfortunately I do not have the time nor the disposition to educate you on the subject of economics...
Just stop. There's nothing more embarrassing than a socialist claiming to have a better understanding of market economics than... well, anyone else, basically.
Oh well! Sooner or later you will find out that the Earth is not flat...
Sorry, but the primary lesson of the 20th century was that your brand of Marxist "economics" is the Flat Earth variety. The predictable collapse and attendant misery in Venezuela at the hands of your comrade Maduro is merely the epilogue that highlights the point.
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Re: You don't have to be a communist to admit capitalism is in crisis

Post by Sertorio » Tue May 30, 2017 9:37 am

SteveFoerster wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 6:31 am

Sorry, but the primary lesson of the 20th century was that your brand of Marxist "economics" is the Flat Earth variety. The predictable collapse and attendant misery in Venezuela at the hands of your comrade Maduro is merely the epilogue that highlights the point.
After all this time you haven't yet understood that, contrarily to you and to Cass, I do not have an ideological view of things in general and of economics in particular. No little book of any colour tells me what to think or what policies are right. Whatever you may think, I actually know how economics work, what forces make people tick, what interests are at play, why some policies work and some don't... If you live long enough, who knows, maybe you will too... eventually...

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Re: You don't have to be a communist to admit capitalism is in crisis

Post by cassowary » Tue May 30, 2017 10:22 am

Sertorio wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 9:37 am
SteveFoerster wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 6:31 am

Sorry, but the primary lesson of the 20th century was that your brand of Marxist "economics" is the Flat Earth variety. The predictable collapse and attendant misery in Venezuela at the hands of your comrade Maduro is merely the epilogue that highlights the point.
After all this time you haven't yet understood that, contrarily to you and to Cass, I do not have an ideological view of things in general and of economics in particular. No little book of any colour tells me what to think or what policies are right. Whatever you may think, I actually know how economics work, what forces make people tick, what interests are at play, why some policies work and some don't... If you live long enough, who knows, maybe you will too... eventually...
Sertorio,

I don't think you understand how economics work. Almost everything you say on this subject is wrong.

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Re: You don't have to be a communist to admit capitalism is in crisis

Post by Sertorio » Tue May 30, 2017 11:08 am

cassowary wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 10:22 am

Sertorio,

I don't think you understand how economics work. Almost everything you say on this subject is wrong.
Just consider, for the sake of the argument, that it is the other way around: it's you who do not understand economics and who say mostly wrong things whenever you speak on the subject... :D But, of course, you cannot accept that possibility. How in heavens could you ever be wrong?.... ;)

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