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In college, everybody had a little beef with Milton Friedman. We didn't even know the guy, but he sent us a reading list that we were forced to read. If we couldn't pass the exam over these books, we weren't going to graduate.

Worse than that, you weren't going to even become a junior. I don't have to tell you I knew a lot of people who never became juniors.

The three books that I remember being the hardest to read were Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas, Das Kapital by Karl Marx and Mein Kampf by Hitler.

You can see why Friedman was so popular on my campus.

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2250893d75f4c7ed236c5b3ea932514a.jpgMilton Friedman (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American economist who received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and the complexity of stabilization policy.

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Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American economist who received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and the complexity of stabilization policy.

 

And where has he been for the last ten years?

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I don't expect significant works of literature or art to come

from modern centralized government. Now science,

agriculture, and industry are different animals and

centralized government on occasion plays a role in

those fields. The exploration of space and the the

world wide web are government endeavors that

private companies likely couldn't have handled at

the time. There's nothing to wrong in saying that

both government and private companies contribute

to civilization. Friedman should have been more

careful in using the word never, that can get you

into trouble. It also shows that a Nobel Prize winner

can also be a dope at times.

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Milt Friedman (ly 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American economist who received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and the complexity of stabilization policy.

 

All of which have since been exposed as utter bull**** - just more of the typical junk science con-game expounded by "economists" on glazed-eyed audiences who are fooled into thinking "gosh, he sounds smart".

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if bernie makes hillary flip out and lose her cool this thursday nite on cnn, I hope their moderators and others of the msm will not sugarcoat it to try and help her with the damage.

 

let people decide. :)

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"By 48 percent to 39 percent, more Americans have a favorable than an unfavorable opinion of Sanders, giving him the best net-positive rating in the field, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Unlike the other candidates, Sanders also is doing better as more Americans get to know him: His favorable rating is up from an earlier AP-GfK poll...."

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/sanders-lags-in-delegates-but-leads-in-likability/

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Bernie Sanders Will Become Democratic Nominee Even If Clinton Leads in Delegates?..

 

"....Hillary Clinton threatens the system of honest graft that provides political power to so many establishment Democrats. Superdelegates and the DNC know that an irreparable fracture within the Democratic Party awaits, if Bernie Sanders isn’t the nominee. They’ll wait until the last second, especially until after the FBI’s decision, to side with Vermont’s Senator. Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination, not only because of a progressive political revolution, but also because it’s in the political interest of Democratic Party bosses."

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/sanders-become-democratic-nominee-even-if-clinton-leads-in-delegates_b_9657952.html

 

- maybe? :unsure:

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Bernie Sanders Will Become Democratic Nominee Even If Clinton Leads in Delegates?..

 

"....Hillary Clinton threatens the system of honest graft that provides political power to so many establishment Democrats. Superdelegates and the DNC know that an irreparable fracture within the Democratic Party awaits, if Bernie Sanders isn’t the nominee. They’ll wait until the last second, especially until after the FBI’s decision, to side with Vermont’s Senator. Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination, not only because of a progressive political revolution, but also because it’s in the political interest of Democratic Party bosses."

 

- maybe? :unsure:

 

 

Wow.  So this Sanders supporter wants the superdelegates to use their power to overturn the decision of Dem party primary voters.

 

What a sick and disgusting POV.      To me anyone with an ounce of integrity would NOT want the superdelegates to decide who the Dem nominee is.     Anyhow the writer here is just confirming the Dem party establishment is corrupt and lacks integrity.

 

Of course I'm interested in how the HRC supporters feel about this use of superdelegates because when they believe they are 90% for HRC the concept is fair and A-OK.     So is it still fair and A-OK if it kicks HRC to the curb?    

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Wow.  So this Sanders supporter wants the superdelegates to use their power to overturn the decision of Dem party primary voters.

 

There seems to be an unusual attitude around lately that the nominee in both parties should be the loser! With logic like that, what kind of President would Cruz or Sanders make?

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Jake, everyone on this Board raves about the Errol Flynn movie The Adventures of Robin Hood. Robin Hood is considered a great hero. What do you think that film is about?

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I guess Uncle Miltie forgot when the top federal income

rate was 90%, not that anyone actually paid that rate.

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Jake Old Boy, I realize you are probably of an advanced age, but the people you keep quoting were out of date decades ago.

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 Ah, the age old "class warfare" argument.  ( "Freedom Works" is another deceptive organization bankrolled by someone like Karl Rove, the Kochs, etc.)  Most of the money that these kind of people have, THEY DID NOT EARN.  They got it by their  lies, , deception, exploitation, etc.  They are the ones who make their fortunes by being the biggest recipients  of government "welfare" programs. Donald Trump exploits bankruptcy laws to come out ahead while creditors have to lose out.  Has Trump ever done a real estate deal that didn't involve massive government incentives through tax credits or forgiveness?  There is just so much hypocrisy out there. And the people who demonize  "Socialism" ; let me see you pledge not to except ANY social services like police, fire, schooling, public utilities like  water and sewer.  Don't make use of the government provided  highways , airports, waterways, etc.  Should any kind of natural disaster come your way, don't expect any government relief efforts to be there for you.  Fend for yourselves totally, don't expect my help. Maybe your friends of the top 1% will throw a few crumbs your way.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reaffirmed his commitment to supporting American workers when he joined the Verizon picket line as nearly 40,000 union workers turned out to protest the communications juggernaut. The combined members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Engineers and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) are furious at Verizon’s plans to “make devastating cut backs,” increasing job insecurity, refusing to negotiate”improvements to wages, benefits and working conditions,” freezing pensions, and demanding that technicians work away from home for months on end, destabilizing the home lives of their workers....

 

http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/04/13/verizon-ceo-throws-tantrum-sanders-storms-nyc-headquarters-40000-strikers/

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"NO decision we make as Americans more dramatically affects the direction of our country than our choice for president. He or she is more than the manager of the executive branch, commander in chief or appointer of judges. The president reflects, but also helps define, our national values, priorities and direction.

After considering the biggest challenges facing our nation and the future I want for my children and our country, I have decided to become the first member of the Senate to support my colleague Bernie Sanders for president...."

 

- Jeff Merkley is a Democratic senator from Oregon.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/opinion/why-im-supporting-bernie-sanders.html

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Why is it that "earned income" (wages paid for actually working) taxes go up while "unearned income" (interest, dividends, capital gains, etc) taxes are always getting reduced. There are always calls to eliminate the so called "death tax"  (inheritance taxes that only apply to the wealthiest people).  All kinds of tax avoidance measures exist for the wealthy that can never  be of benefit to any middle or lower  income people.  The wealth gap in the U.S. is far larger than that of any other nation.  And it continues to increase.  The greedy just get greedier. They are the ones who feel "entitled". 

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