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Short as I hope to complete later. Research should be hived off to research institutes à la CNRS. The main reason is that the Ph.D training system is a Ponzi scheme that is nearing its crisis point. A stable university system would let each prof train its own replacement. One doctoral student in a whole career...or we should admit that the current type of academic career makes no sense.
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Problem with prohibiting double dipping is that you simply force a revolving door. We already hire retirees, whether from outside or inside. I can be barred from doing what I do best, or I could answer to the 9 hits I had last week on my LinkedIn profile... The teal question is: What’s the most productive use for society? We don’t prevent plumbers from working past 65 even if they receive OAP,CPP and private pensions. There are even ,in QC at least, income tax credit for workers 65 and over.... A good part of the rest is sheer demagoguery. And yes it is easier to work past 65 at a higher income if you are an economist rather than a coal miner. Don’t blame me if the revolution failed.
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In the QC Cégep system, incentives to stay longer were introduced (you can accumulate pension credit, with pension computed on your last 5,better years, up to 40 years... I delayed my own retirement for 5 years till this spring. Many colleges, including mine, are hiring back the retirees, due to manpower shortage. Hiring for economists is so strong that graduates from Québec City and Montréal don’t want to go to Trois-Rivières, 130 kms away, because it is too far... New profs begin on the 10th step of the pay scale (on a 17 steps ladder). The scale itself will be raised up to 7.81% on April 2nd. Old guys (me) clogging the system are not a problem everywhere...
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And like earlier Germany will wreck the whole thing.As usual.
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Or as my old prof said: a mathematically degenerate classic.
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Read the book, chapter 4,"State,people,race, nation" specially page 121-123. The Nazi party newspaper wasnot the Rassische Beobachter" but the "Volkische Beobachter"
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Read the book, chapter 4,"State,people,race, nation" specially page 121-123. The Nazi party newspaper wasnot the Rassische Beobachter" but the "Volkische Beobachter"
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AH never uses the word « rasse « . Hé always used « volk « (people). Always mistranslated.. See John Lukas « The Hitler of history « for why it matters.
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And increasingly monopolists abusing consumers are monopsonists abusing workers. The ultimate double-dipping.
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I didn't knew that Nick's bragging side. In most West Coast culture, the lowest character on the pole is the strong one who support the rest! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totem_pole Enjoy your retirement!
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My Innu ( a canadian First Nation) friends tell me that only the cla mothers could declare wars because if warriors were to decide, there would always be war.
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In his first life he was essentially unconstrained in his cruelty and incompetence, which led to his defeat to more cunning advwrsaries. In his second act, he had to abide to his de facto master.
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Southern-Midwestern white no-college males will never leave him. The last german social class to stop believing in AH was the working class.
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No mystery. The role of the Fed is to keep employment low. a=Aka either "fighting inflatio" or "maintening the reserve army of the unemployed". The choice is yours.
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The success of the Belgian imperialist project in the Congo! Like the murder of ten millions people? Oh yeah we got rubber.
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genauer: "I need more german ICBMs". Exactly what France, from the 4th Republic on(De Gaulle had nothing to do with the inception of nukes) realized. In fact Joliot-Curie was already working on A-bomb plans in the '30's. If nobody will mess with North Korea, it will not be because of its huge stock of rolling junk...
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As Majromax noted, what is defense spending? In order to assuage its pacifist population Japan massaged its budget in wonderful ways: pension and medical care for soldiers are in civilian budgets, military airports are shared with civilian trafic, if only one light plane a year, and so building and upkeep are civilian and of course science research as well. So, with "1%" of GDP on defense, Japan manage to have the world's 4th largest navy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_navies_by_displacement With no aircraft carriers, just a 19 500 tons "helicopter destroyer" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JS_Izumo So with Army and Air Force. Sorry, "Self-defense Force"...
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Money, cowrie shells or script, was formalized when the village grew too big and exceeded the Dunbar limit.
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Salted fish eggs coming through the Pontic region? That's definitely caviar.
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Never forget that Churchill ordered authorities in the Channel Island to collaborate with the German occupiers and forbade resistance activities...
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For more candian context,IIRC the late great Harry G. Johnson wrote about optimal structures for sports leagues, taking NHL as example.Too busy grading to search for links but feel free...
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Some fast thoughts from the airport lounge. Baby boomers (1946-1964) were the one to invent the "sexual revolution", that is women lowering their standards viz monogamy and shortening their skirts. By 1983, popular magazine like Newsweek (who did an issue on that) talked about a new conservatism, that is younger women born after 63 pairing with men born slighly earlier ( thus in greater numbers). No new morality, just basic supply and demand. Birth rates plumeted during the Depression, thus this generation (my parents) having the great success of the 30 Glorious and bemoaning how the young can't make it like they did. All of this is clasic Easterlin (with more numbers.) Better and more available porn may not be the best substitute for real relationship but if it's the only thing that relative income and population ratio leaves a generation, they'll have to make do. As for the men-women ratio on campus, there is LTG "lesbians till graduation"...
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Thanks Frances. I already used it in a class this morning.
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Never forget that the guys at the top of the distribution always lived elsewhere, from the HBC in London to the oil companies in Houston. Canada always had equality among the peons...
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Two things about Caplan. He writes for the US. Was it Miles Corak (correction much appreciated ) who said that the difference between Canada and the US is that in Canada what matters is what you study and in the US is where you study? The signaling effect of Harvard vs South Mississipi àt Tupelo is much bigger than McGill vs Memorial (maybe because the objective "quality" is more equaly distributed between the Cdn universities). And what if his thesis was just "Let's justify pulling out one more ladder in a fast ossyfying society in which I am a privileged member?
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