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by Sertorio
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: I predict economic disaster for Mexico ...
Replies: 41
Views: 8051

Re: I predict economic disaster for Mexico ...

Wait a minute. There is something wrong with neverfail ‘s theory. if Conquering conquistadors produce dishonest descendants then how come convicts did not produce dis honest descendants? As you know Australians are the descendants of convicts. You say the nicest things, Cass!... You must have a wid...
by Sertorio
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian government bungles foreign policy chasing votes.
Replies: 75
Views: 17142

Re: Australian government bungles foreign policy chasing votes.

No one need apologize for Israel, the beacon of civilized behavior in west Asia. Apologies are, however, due to Israelis from the unaccomplished, envious folks who denigrate Israel. Why do so many people think that those who criticize Israel must be envious of their achievements? Envy is a rather s...
by Sertorio
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: I predict economic disaster for Mexico ...
Replies: 41
Views: 8051

Re: I predict economic disaster for Mexico ...

Wait a minute. There is something wrong with neverfail ‘s theory. if Conquering conquistadors produce dishonest descendants then how come convicts did not produce dis honest descendants? As you know Australians are the descendants of convicts. You say the nicest things, Cass!... You must have a wid...
by Sertorio
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Debt
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Debt

Italy, the EU, and the Fall of the Roman Empire by Alastair Crooke The EU leadership is trying to contain a crisis that is emerging at increasing speed: this challenge comprises the rise of contumacious states (i.e. the UK, Poland, Hungary and Italy), or of defiant, historic ‘cultural blocs’ (i.e. ...
by Sertorio
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian government bungles foreign policy chasing votes.
Replies: 75
Views: 17142

Re: Australian government bungles foreign policy chasing votes.

What to me is most puzzling is that hundreds of thousands (millions?) Palestinians who fled Palestine have been unable to integrate in the Arab societies which harboured them, and still live in refugee camps/villages/towns. After 70 years?!... If it is impossible for them to be integrated in those A...
by Sertorio
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Taxes and Economic Success
Replies: 19
Views: 2596

Taxes and Economic Success

Our friend Cass keeps insisting that high taxes are bad for the economy and for growth. The following graph shows that one of the most successful countries in Europe - Danmark - has the highest level taxation of the developed world: https://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/inline-images/high%20...
by Sertorio
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The "French disease" spreads into Belgium.
Replies: 51
Views: 9019

Re: The "French disease" spreads into Belgium.

I would disagree in the strongest terms. Re-distributing income via Taxes and free stuff is a killing of souls. There is no such thing as "free stuff" Doc. As long as the "return" on your tax revenue is worthwhile in the form of improved living conditions for all then any increased taxes paid are w...
by Sertorio
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The "French disease" spreads into Belgium.
Replies: 51
Views: 9019

Re: The "French disease" spreads into Belgium.

Sertorio, the point that you should not miss is that while both might resent being patronised by their near neighbours ofm kindred ethnicity, the two still do not readily mix. That's true. When I was living there I often thought that most problems would disappear if it was compulsory for students o...
by Sertorio
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: I predict economic disaster for Mexico ...
Replies: 41
Views: 8051

Re: I predict economic disaster for Mexico ...

Capitalism doesn't solve these problems, nor are capitalists interessed in solving them. Socialism recognizes the problems, but socialist parties have not - with the exception of Cuba - been able to tackle those problems either. Capitalism solves these problems so much better than socialism does th...
by Sertorio
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: I predict economic disaster for Mexico ...
Replies: 41
Views: 8051

Re: I predict economic disaster for Mexico ...

Neverfail, Uruguay - and Costa Rica - are not typical of Latin America. What I said above applies to most Latin American countries. As to Uruguay, contrarily to what you seem to think, the country is far from ruined by politicians: Uruguay experienced a major economic and financial crisis between 19...