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In Reply to: RE: There is no "opportunity" without first rate education or posted by pictureguy on January 22, 2021 at 10:41:56
'The gov specializes in #4'
really? what if #4 isn't a person, but a bridge or a highway?
or are we all supposed to get together on weekends and pony up for a few inches of construction from our Christmas Club account?
that Friedman comment was taken out of context and repurposed you know
mutating into part of trickle down voodoo economic talking points
it was criticizing the failure of free market capitalism to meet the needs that necessitate government programs and how those are administered, not their existence ... how did you come away with another reading of it?
oops, I've got to make a move and keep an appointment, later!
I'm not going to get wrapped around the axle on this and the Minutia you swim in as a habit.
Fact is? Nobody can answer the question whether the government 'pushes' spending and programs DOWN or if people ask or perhaps 'demand' programs and pull UP.
St Louis Fed had a very good article on this which I wish I could find / link but it has been a long time.
Money is power. Money in Politics is influence. Influence means you CAN get your 'own way'.
This is why corporate personhood is maybe even Evil.
And again, I must ask, is it capitalism or capitalists? Or maybe the unholy alliance between politicians who think office is a lifetime appointment and capitalists?
Too much is never enough
'I wish I could find / link but it has been a long time'
that's OK I can look for it
'Money is power ... etc. '
yes indeed ... incontrovertible fact
'And again, I must ask, is it capitalism or capitalists ...' etc.
I cannot imagine how you separate the two and agree with the rest
'the Minutia you swim in as a habit'
I'd expect a remark like that from CFL ... but you? are we debating or having a conversation here? what's with the snark?
look, your minutia isn't any more righteous than any one else's ... you're examining the devil in the details in your post, so how does one respond except to examine it along with you?
never mind, hope you have a better day. I'll wait for you to ditch all the question marks so I can tell if you think you've figured it all out ... /s
Wow - I am REALLY in your brain! But as I said before, the roomy accommodations there suit me just fine! ;-)
And BTW, you decry "the snark" and yet you make pronouncements from "on high", e.g., "so I can tell if you think you've figured it all out". . . as if you have it all figured out and should sit in judgment to determine if the little people have attained your sublime understanding of things, o mighty one! ;-)
you beat me too it......
Too much is never enough
aw man ... don't do me like that
see what you did CFL! pictureguy's pissed now!
or maybe just 'miffed' ... or pulling my chain ... or
anyway, I blame you!!
I do take the sins of others (well, the venial sins anyway!) unto myself sometimes - it can be hard work, but somebody's got to do it! ;-)
I know what I did, no you're not, and thank you for following me on the forums, I appreciate you as well, that's why I name checked you!
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