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Author Topic: It's the economy, stupid!  (Read 48258 times)

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McDohl

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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #980 on: December 07, 2013, 08:31:56 AM »

http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/06/politics/obama-economy/index.html?hpt=po_c1

Just saw the headline for this.  No context or anything like it, other than the headline.

"Is it always the economy, stupid?"

I chuckled.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #981 on: December 27, 2013, 06:10:05 AM »

Krugman finally straight-up puts out the argument that it's possible Corporations actually prefer a mild depression

The preceding column on fear is part of the same argument.

Good. I want to see people talk and argue over this point. The undying myth of "What's good for Corporations is good for the country" will never be broken until every argument in favour of it is demolished one by one.

EDIT: OMG this comment:

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So, under the right circumstances, it is possible to make more money with a flop than a hit.

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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #982 on: December 27, 2013, 06:32:22 AM »

Uhhh yeah I would think that this information would be self-evident

I mean how many fictions have been written about the future where everyone lives in the fucking slums underneath the towering mega-buildings of the megacorps?

A trillion? Ten hundred trillion million billion trillion? Per second? I myself wrote one on these very boards?

Or, if you need a real world example, you can look at the following countries:

1. America
2. China
3. Any-fucking-where

Corps don't mind booms. They don't mind depressions as long as the depressions don't crash the stock market.

tl;dr: Corps don't care about anything other than the stock market
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #983 on: December 27, 2013, 06:45:15 AM »

Nobody ever thinks they're living in a dystopia but at any point in history if you showed a person who lived 20 years prior what was going on and then let them write a book about it, it'd look like a dystopia novel.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #984 on: January 10, 2014, 07:50:30 AM »

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