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And Canada in 1800...
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Poor people do not start revolutions. They start revolts that are easily crushed. French even have a special word for that: »jacquerie » from the old word for peasants « jacques ». Middle class people, who know how to organize, start revolutions that sometimes succeed.
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Best wishes and congratulations! And don’t worry she’ll survive the economists parentage...
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2019 on Summer is Here at Economist's View
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In his article, JP Kooning hits the nail: you want to convert Bolivars into Libras bc bolivars are worthless. But why would FB buy bolivars? There is nothing to do with bolivars. Nobody buy bolivars precisely bc they are worthless, not the other way around. Gresham’s law still apply. Once again , some tech geeks think they can reinvent the wheel but square bc they are utterly ignorant of 5k years of history. Being young is fun, but sometimes you need an old uncle to remind you to avoid the brown acid.
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Never forget that on May 16th 1940 to the absolute dismay of command and troops he ordered the BEF to break ranks with the Belgian and French armies thus opening the way for the Germans advance and then blamed the Belgians. Followed by the abominable treason of Mers-el-Kebir which sent the undefeated pars of the French military into Pétain’s hands. After which the Bengal famine was barely an afterthought.
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I read it almost 50 years ago, but in French and as a 13-years-old Québécois, missed the racial implications. But the 63-years-old relish the quote from a long ago political character from my province.
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Dad made archives for all of us. Including the invoice for his first car , a Ford Falcon Fordor (four doors, ventilation and Preston’s instead of water, he always went for the children’s comfort). He refused the operation that my oncologist brother tried to get him at the Mayo . He had his head till the last 36 hours. I would gladly have the done the nice thing for him when he became hallucinatory. But we are not there yet.
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The far right had been defeated. Like the South really, really lost the War of Secession and have no influence on America’ politics?
Toggle Commented May 16, 2019 on Debating the far right at Stumbling and Mumbling
Trade balance is the difference between the two savings. Of course those damn foreigners are responsible for all our trouble. Let’s invade them. When we are united, the difference will disappear. Ok we’ll need equalization payments but at last the whole world will be Canadian. Poor sods.
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Oups! In my first I forgot: my first nirvana alone in my office was about income and substitution...
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Nick:in the end, we never learn...
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I can’t blame neither the students nor the public. It took me about a dozen years of teaching to go past the stage of rote teaching to suddenly have the illumination and reach the nirvana. I was in my office without witnesses but the real understanding of the power and consequences of comparative advantage came during a class. Some students thought I was having a kind of seizure. No , just an Econ version of Stendhal syndrome...
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Given my obsession with taxonomy, what kind of recession /end of recession would be linked to each kind of CB? Which would be preferable to fight each kind? Which would be preferable to provoke a recession if it is one’s wont? I think I know the answers but I am still an humble IO guy and you’re the master here...
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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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