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Dear Ron Paul Lemmings: Explain to Me This

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by cupid, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. guerilla

    guerilla Notable Member

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    #21
    First of all, I wasted 2 hours of my life and watched the video, went to sleep at 6:30 AM.

    The lecture was interesting. Mr. Radical Blackfoot though has some very deep resentments that color his teaching. I understand he hates GWB, and he hates corporatism, and he hates the war. I just felt the real learning ended about 1 hour in, and the guy at the end asking him about black helicopters really showed that he didn't get through to everyone based on the power of his truth.

    Group mind reader. That must be why you have the towel wrapped around your head.

    I don't buy this. Von Mises said that the job of economists was to take the advanced theory and make it something palatable and understandable (as this professor kinda did) to his audience, regardless of their theoretical knowledge level. Many people are attracted to the fruit of Paul's philosophy, regardless of the mechanics required to get there.

    This is not necessarily true. Austrian economics isn't pure neo-classical theory. By your prof's example, it's centrist and can accomodate the ideas that the macro can be greater, equal to or less than the sum of the micro.
    SEMrush
    Yes.

    No, Paul again is talking about a practical application of Austrian Economics as it applies to the current situation in the US. He's not running to be an economist, he's running to facilitate an Austrian economics type system. The difference between manufacturing a fork, and eating with one.

    Does every Ron Paul supporter read FA Hayek, Rothbard or Von Mises? Definitely not. But understanding concepts like hard money, free markets and the psychological influences on an economy (creative energy) are something most can appreciate.

    Btw, hopefully a bunch of young people are encouraged to read those men. The Von Mises Institute online has a superb catalog of free publications and audio.
     
    guerilla, Dec 30, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Briant

    Briant Peon

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    #22
    Here's a primer in case anyone cares:

    http://www.fee.org/pdf/the-freeman/hazlitt1003.pdf

    I doubt most of his supporters care about Austrian economics per se. Most people don't know or care exactly what it means. The point as far as Ron Paul goes is that most people know something is amiss and the Fed. is suspect. Get rid of the Fed. and get the congress to do it's job and don't let the bankers do it for them.

    We do not have a free market, just ask Alan Greenspan.
     
    Briant, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  3. omgitsfletch

    omgitsfletch Well-Known Member

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    #23
    Guerilla, where would be the best sources to start? Any specific writings that are good ice breakers? I've taken a few economics classes in college and they're interesting but I want to get more into it, just don't know where to begin. I need something that's not so heavy so I can wrap my head around some of these higher level concepts.
     
    omgitsfletch, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  4. guerilla

    guerilla Notable Member

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    killafawk Active Member

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    #25
    no tattoos don't bother me, whats on your head? if your gonna try and look smart and strike up an intelligent conversation at least try and portray it. Basically that picture tells me you are a punk. Naturally i am sure thats what everyone sees off your picture, doesn't mean you are its just a bad impression.
     
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    pingpong123 Well-Known Member

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    #26
    Im still waiting for his lecture:D
     
    pingpong123, Dec 30, 2007 IP
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    #27
    Hopefully no one ask him about the General and Special Theory of Relativity next :)
     
    wisdomtool, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  8. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #28
    Ron Paul's answer to everything..

    Pull out
    Give up
    Give in and pander...
     
    Mia, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  9. guerilla

    guerilla Notable Member

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    #29
    That's funny. After all of these weeks and months, you still don't have a grip on his platform.
     
    guerilla, Dec 30, 2007 IP
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    pingpong123 Well-Known Member

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    #30

    Guerilla you need to explain it in one line copy and past sentences. This way it will be understood better.
     
    pingpong123, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  11. Briant

    Briant Peon

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    #31
    Pull out of a war started on false pretenses.
    Give up on the Fed.
    To refuse to give in and pander to special interests.

    Well, you were close...I guess :D
     
    Briant, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  12. omgitsfletch

    omgitsfletch Well-Known Member

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    #32
    It's too bad your father didn't follow the first one, there'd be a lot less nonsense on this board.
     
    omgitsfletch, Dec 30, 2007 IP
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    webwork Banned

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    #33
    LMFAO........

    Anyway, people are looking for an honest leader and a better solution. Ron Paul provides these, and it's about picking the best. Cupid, what candidate do you think is better and why?
     
    webwork, Dec 30, 2007 IP
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  14. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #34
    Another stellar post... To bad your posts will be short lived.. :eek:
     
    Mia, Dec 30, 2007 IP
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    guerilla Notable Member

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    #35
    Sounds like another lame attempt at getting someone banned. Nice work Mia.

    When you can't discuss economics, resort to removing all dissent. Smooth.
     
    guerilla, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  16. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #36
    Coming from you, I think I can take that as a sad attempt at sounding cool..
     
    Mia, Dec 30, 2007 IP
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    Bernard Well-Known Member

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    #37
    [​IMG]

    "Are you threatening me?"
     
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    guerilla Notable Member

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    #38
    Just more blather. This thread is a discussion on globalization and economics, particularly the Austrian School.

    Do you have anything to contribute on hard money theory or the business cycle, or are you just using this as another petty opportunity to attack Ron Paul and goad his supporters?

    Dr. Martin Luther King once said, "I have a dream..."

    Well I have a dream too Mia. That one day, you will actually know something, about something, and we could have a debate, instead of you just making false accusations and not backing them up with facts.

    Might be a nightmare for you.
     
    guerilla, Dec 30, 2007 IP
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    ncz_nate Well-Known Member

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    #39
    LMAO

    combining truth with humor i love it.
     
    ncz_nate, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  20. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #40
    Wouldn't it be easier to just blame Fox News.. You could have saved time, and kept from wasting energy writing all this drivel...
     
    Mia, Dec 31, 2007 IP