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Re: Tis an ill wind that blows no jobs....
« Reply #120 on: October 10, 2012, 03:18:18 pm »
What I love is that this hypothesis is completely testable, and no one who spouts it bothers to check the numbers.

We've tried it twice on a grand scale, and it's failed both times.

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Re: Tis an ill wind that blows no jobs....
« Reply #121 on: October 12, 2012, 03:18:16 am »
Ohh!  Also, you know, they could RAISE THE TAXES on outsourced labor and materials.  That would make them keep jobs at home, too!

It's about as simple and effective as deregulating everything. :lulz:
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Re: Tis an ill wind that blows no jobs....
« Reply #122 on: August 26, 2014, 12:47:28 pm »
What I love is that this hypothesis is completely testable, and no one who spouts it bothers to check the numbers.

What I love is how hilarious this thread is with 10 years or so hindsight.

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Re: Tis an ill wind that blows no jobs....
« Reply #123 on: August 26, 2014, 02:41:46 pm »
Actually, Voltaire made the following observation:

There are three types of government, and three states into which they decay.

Constitutional Monarchy, which decays into despotism.

Republic, decays into democracy.

Aristocracy, which decays into oligarchies.

It's actually the THIRD case that is occurring in America.

Thus spake the prophet.
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Re: Tis an ill wind that blows no jobs....
« Reply #124 on: August 26, 2014, 02:44:50 pm »
You may be amused to learn that Voltaire, like any good classicist, cribbed that observation from Aristotle's Politics.
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Re: Tis an ill wind that blows no jobs....
« Reply #125 on: August 26, 2014, 02:45:51 pm »
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Aristocracy, which decays into oligarchies.

On the plus side, it's much more obvious now than it was 10 years or so ago. I'm unsure if this makes things better or worse. Probably both.
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Re: Tis an ill wind that blows no jobs....
« Reply #126 on: August 26, 2014, 02:54:04 pm »
Actually, Voltaire made the following observation:

There are three types of government, and three states into which they decay.

Constitutional Monarchy, which decays into despotism.

Republic, decays into democracy.

Aristocracy, which decays into oligarchies.

It's actually the THIRD case that is occurring in America.

Thus spake the prophet.

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