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rjs
denizen of a rural NE Ohio swamp
unencumbered by education, affiliations, beliefs or agenda; im not advocating anything
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re "it would be good for him to discuss the basis for his certainty and the assumptions underlying it." he owns it; worked on it during the Clintom administration.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Links for 02-21-17 at Economist's View
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don't demean Obama's accomplishments...during his term, he had more strokes with a sand wedge than any US president in history...
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glad you understood, given my lousy job of explaining it...
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there was not really an increase in the EPOP, December's was in error; there was an annual revision in the population figures that left January with 660,000 less of us than in December...the number employed, unrevised, fell by 30,000... http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.a.htm
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life imitates parody. they'll put the Onion out of business.
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most reports on Mexican employment aggregate manufacturing jobs with "industry", which would include oil gas drilling and construction...i did find one graph that shows a 20%, 5 million job jump in Mexican industrial employment in the first six years after NAFTA, but they never reached their prior peak, and i find the rest of the period inconclusive, not knowing much about Mexican business cycles: http://www.tradingeconomics.com/mexico/employment-in-industry-percent-of-total-employment-wb-data.html
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2017 on What Did NAFTA Really Do? at Economist's View
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Trump's got it in for wind...Scotland wanted to build a windfarm offshore from his golf course...after he was elected president, he again tried to try to get it stopped.. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-38069605 he's possessed...he tweeted about that windfarm 60 times in November alone...
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Larry Summers
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the problem with saying "hotter" temperatures or something analogous to that is your global baseline...for instance, the largest planet-wide anomaly in the monthly records was in February 2016, when it was 1.21°C (2.18°F) above the 20th century average of 12.1°C (53.9°F). you tell most people that 54 degrees is alarmingly hot & they'll look at you like you're crazy..
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my use of the word war may have been too casual, but my point was that after the Tsai Ing-wen phone call, the marine drone incident and associated saber rattling, and the Navarro appointment, you dont want to be too dependent on imports of lithium or any other strategic metals from China...
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what happens when we go to war with China, which Trump seems to be intent on pushing us towards?
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Kudlow on the Japanese deaths at Fukushima: “The human toll here looks to be much worse than the economic toll, and we can be grateful for that.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLA8nb-RRxY&feature=share
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2016 on Links for 12-20-16 at Economist's View
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to a lot of people in the Midwest, an older guy mailing pictures of his dick to underage young girls is pretty despicable, regardless of whether easterners like Krugman think that behavior is passable or not....so when the Wall Street Journal reported that hundreds of thousands of Hillarys emails were found on that guys laptop, a lot of people whod otherwise be disgusted by Trumps ties with cross-burners pulled the lever for him anyway, because they found Hillarys ties to perverts like Weiner to be even more disgusting....
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2016 on Links for 12-18-16 at Economist's View
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depends on how many of those people who voted for Obama in 2012 you figure to have joined the pointy white hat club since... http://peakwatch.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83452403c69e201bb0960723f970d-pi
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2016 on Links for 12-18-16 at Economist's View
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What Do Trump Voters Want? for starters, they'd probably want people like Krugman to stop looking down their noses at them like they're lepers..
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2016 on Links for 12-18-16 at Economist's View
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Feedspot is the only site on the web that i pay to use...Anuj started that service when google reader quit, and i picked his feedreader out of a dozen i tried, then upgraded to gold a year later...
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i dont recall offering an opinion, i was just quoting Mr Trump and noting the reaction of American businesses to his tweets...you got a complaint, take it to those businesses, or to Trump himself, or just settle in for four or eight more years of the same...
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2016 on Responsibility at Economist's View
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Here is a December 4th tweet storm from Trump: The U.S. is going to substantially reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S. ...... without retribution or consequence, is WRONG! There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies ...... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016 according to Bloomberg, Trump's messaging has already resulted in several companies postponing their plans to move overseas. Ross Baldwin, whose San Diego-based firm Tacna helps U.S. companies set up manufacturing operations in Mexico, said three new clients put their plans on hold until they see what Trump does as president. At the McAllen Economic Development Corp., which assists companies seeking to expand across the Mexican border from the Texas city, two of five companies currently considering a move have put the brakes on their plans because of Trump, said Keith Partridge, the development corporation’s chief executive officer. https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12-14/trump-s-threat-damps-companies-plans-to-move-u-s-jobs-abroad
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2016 on Responsibility at Economist's View
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1) renumeration is not the sole motivation for education... 2) a lot of people are uncomfortable outside of academia...
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lately the Washington Post has been the source of a lot of conspiracy theories, both left and right...can we have a schizophrenic split entry for them?
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youre the third guy to sneer, proving my point, that Kevin Drum nailed it...the one thing that you neoliberal elites do well is to sneer at the rest of us...
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2016 on Links for 12-10-16 at Economist's View
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kevin drum nails it...did krugman forget that his candidate called half the electorate "deplorables"?
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2016 on Links for 12-10-16 at Economist's View
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What should Democrats do to win the votes of the white working class? speaking as someone raised in a white working class family in northeastern Ohio and still living here, they could have nominated Sanders and won Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and PA, where exit polling shows the white working class switched from Obama to Trump in every county... of course, Krugman & the rest of the neoliberals were having none of that...
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most of us have learned not to feed the trolls..
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2016 on Links for 11-24-16 at Economist's View
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you must stop conflating opposition to Obama's corporate protectionist trade deals with Trumpism or Trumpism really will prevail...
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