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by Thaciv Yovero
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tea Party, Hypocritical Parasites?
Replies: 238
Views: 33811

Re: Tea Party, Hypocritical Parasites?

Well, I'm certain you know my own arguments far better than myself. Congratulations, you win. Perhaps instead of getting snarky, you could state how I've misrepresented your argument. I'm not sure why you'd think I'd just say "Oh well, if he says it's not his argument, then I guess I should ju...
by Thaciv Yovero
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tea Party, Hypocritical Parasites?
Replies: 238
Views: 33811

Re: Tea Party, Hypocritical Parasites?

That's the exact argument you are making.
by Thaciv Yovero
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tea Party, Hypocritical Parasites?
Replies: 238
Views: 33811

Re: Tea Party, Hypocritical Parasites?

"People criticize shareholders for being short term thinkers, therefore the fact that CEO pay has an obvious but not extremely strong correlation with a short term indicator of shareholder value shows that CEO's are not being compensated properly."

How is that a valid argument?
by Thaciv Yovero
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A state funeral for Thatcher - why or why not?
Replies: 77
Views: 31002

Re: A state funeral for Thatcher - why or why not?

For Osiris' sake, read the thread. The relevant information was quoted and linked from Wikipedia in the fourth post. What relevant information? I didn't (and still don't) see anything saying about the conventions for whether someone is "offered" a state funeral -- merely that several poli...
by Thaciv Yovero
Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A state funeral for Thatcher - why or why not?
Replies: 77
Views: 31002

Re: A state funeral for Thatcher - why or why not?

Offered. Disraeli declined. Right, somebody mentioned that, but was Disraeli the only one that was offered a state funeral? It just seems odd to me in Canada that British PM's wouldn't all be offered a state funeral. Even Kim Campbell, who was PM for only 3 months, will be offered a state funeral (...
by Thaciv Yovero
Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Taxes and Spending, decoupled
Replies: 40
Views: 6596

Re: Taxes and Spending, decoupled

So a government can never acquire a predictable amount of resources each year from printing money, and hope to have stable inflation. Either the amount of acquired resources decreases over time as people adapt to a more or less constant level of inflation (be it 2%, 15% or 50%), or the system spira...
by Thaciv Yovero
Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A state funeral for Thatcher - why or why not?
Replies: 77
Views: 31002

Re: A state funeral for Thatcher - why or why not?

I've read several people in this thread state that only a few politicians have been given a state funeral. Is it really the case that only those four were offered a state funeral, or is that it was only those four whose family accepted a state funeral? I ask this because in Canada all former Prime M...
by Thaciv Yovero
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Would it help the economy to do less DIY/hire help?
Replies: 30
Views: 4300

Re: Would it help the economy to do less DIY/hire help?

My hope would have been: 1) Hiring more labor 2) Leading to hiring and promoting managers 3) New businesses starting to meet the demand 4) The newly employed workers and managers go shopping so the money keeps moving Basically, a Trickle Up theory. Thanks for the posts. Interesting stuff. By lookin...
by Thaciv Yovero
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Would it help the economy to do less DIY/hire help?
Replies: 30
Views: 4300

Re: Would it help the economy to do less DIY/hire help?

Actually, you can. Given the high rate of unemployment, it would be completely reasonable to assume a significant amount of people are not "doing what is optimal for him/herself". What on Earth are you talking about? For one, you should try reading the thread before posting. We are talkin...
by Thaciv Yovero
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Would it help the economy to do less DIY/hire help?
Replies: 30
Views: 4300

Re: Would it help the economy to do less DIY/hire help?

Any money spent this way can't be spent elsewhere (or, even more imporantly, saved). Obviously you would see an increase in demand for certain jobs, and some people would be hired. However, what you wouldn't see is the effect of less money being spent elsewhere (or, even more importantly, saved), a...

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