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by SteveFoerster
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 218
Views: 158103

Re: 'socialism' cannot be blamed for this debacle.

Lol we run trade deficits, part of the reason Trump was elected. Yes, but you run capital account surpluses. That cancels out the current account deficits. That is true. And that is why most economists argue that trade deficits don't matter. "Most" economists do not argue such a thing. Those who do...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 218
Views: 158103

Re: John Calvin's conviction as voiced by Cassowary.

You are spot on, Neverfail in correctly identifying Calvin as the source of my philosophy on human nature. That is even though I had to disguise it by bringing in Darwin’s ideas. Man is morally depraved. That is why Socialism does not work. I don't agree, but it doesn't really matter, since sociali...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: National Service
Replies: 21
Views: 24529

Re: National Service

We have a volunteer army. It's great. That is the problem with leftists. You don't understand the difference between voluntary and compulsory. Why do people volunteer? Some will do it out of patriotism, I'm sure, but most will do it because they cannot get a different job paying as much... Why don'...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 218
Views: 158103

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I've known enough people like her to recognise her as an idealist. And in the short term what she would do with any real power is a moot point, though, since it's unlikely the Democrats will retake the U.S. House of Representatives, and she'll therefore end up buried in the minority on lesser commit...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 421
Views: 109515

Re: US Foreign Policy

Lol if you call 4% GDP growth, the best economic numbers in almost 30 years In 2017 the U.S. economy's GDP growth was 2.3%: http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-gdp-growth-20180126-story.html Not that it matters. The president doesn't control the economy, so it's not actually Trump...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 218
Views: 158103

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

No, I have not and am not interested at my age in reading some venerated ideologue's polemic. If we were talking about a doorstop like Human Action by Ludwig von Mises I would understand that, but The Road to Serfdom is really surprisingly short. That said, if you want the gist of it without spendi...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Neverfail's North America notes.
Replies: 61
Views: 74224

Re: Neverfail's North America notes.

Steve. Why would people prefer unemployment? I could think of a number of reasons: such as the waitress relative in Canada of a friend of mine who abruptly quit her job in anger when her grub of an employer wanted her to prostitute herself. Or are you unaware that vulnerable women in the workplace ...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 421
Views: 109515

Re: US Foreign Policy

Mr. Perfect wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:30 pm
Not exactly, this is the origin of the concept in the US. It started as a liberal idea like the Military Industrial Complex.
Ike Eisenhower was a liberal? :?

by SteveFoerster
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 421
Views: 109515

Re: US Foreign Policy

Are you naive enough to think that the Syrian regime would change if al-Assad were to die? He has a brother, Maher al-Assad, who is a general and the commander of the Republican Guard. You may be sure that he would continue his brother's fight for the liberation of Syria. Right, because if anyone i...