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  • Ender's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    Definitely! I've been calling it Kabuki Theatre for quite a while.
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  • Ender's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    Pretty sure it was the Right-tards that headed the Patriot Act & threw us into the unending ME wars.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:44 AM
    Ahh, I think I see what you're trying to say. Yes, the monetary inflation has already happened and it will be the eventual cause of the price inflation. They artificially raised M by printing and lowered V with lockdowns. But they can't keep V lowered forever with that kind of increase in M. And yes, the media will blame the price inflation on "covid hangover" or some such nonsense. But I'm wondering if the Fed will be able to use interest rates to try to slow it down? And how high will those rates have to get to do that?? They've been keeping them artificially lowered for years now. If that dam bursts, and they can't contain the price inflation with interest rates, what other tools do they have?? That scenario is the death spiral and it could happen quickly. I think they'd have to pull another world-wide freeze of some sort and the nations of the world would have to accept whatever we do. Everything is tied into the reserve currency and we still have the bombs.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:06 AM
    Right, we're talking about price inflation here. Not monetary inflation. I'm not sure I get your post?? And, I'm not sure I'd call this relatively static: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M2V
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    03-06-2021, 11:34 PM
    Ah, we should have known they'd come for you! https://www.tmz.com/2021/03/06/pepe-le-pew-perpetuate-rape-culture-new-york-times-op-ed/
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    03-06-2021, 11:06 PM
    I'm not sure I've seen this question answered here, yet. First a brief economics lesson for the uninitiated. Economist, Irving Fisher developed a monetarist version Quantity Theory of Money which is readily used. I don't think it was meant to be a "precise" theory; it's meant to be simple but I think it generally holds. The calculation looks like this: M*V=P*T (Money supply X Velocity of money = Price level X volume of Transactions in the economy. What this shows is that when the money supply increases but the velocity stays low, you don't get price inflation. But if both money supply and velocity are high, price inflation is guaranteed. Austrians would argue that the reason you're not seeing the inflation in prices is because it's hitting certain sectors and not others. This time mainly the stock market. I believe both things are true. We know that the economists at the Fed are well versed in monetarist theory. At any rate back to the question at hand... I think we know the expected path the economy is going to take. With these trillions of new dollars printed, and the lockdowns to eventually fade (some places quicker than others), the velocity of money is going to pick up. So we're going to start seeing price inflation in the other sectors. And the government and Fed are salivating for that inflation. Who wouldn't want to pay off '20/'21 debt with cheaper '22 dollars? And it allows them to raise the interest rates to give them more levers in the future. So the question becomes, can they control the Velocity by adjusting the interest rate? Left unbridled, a "return to normal" is going to speed inflation (and if a new minimum wage law gets passed in the next 2 years, watch out!) They know an unbridled inflation rate would be distasteful to the American people, so they hope to raise it fast enough to give them their levers and debt service reductions, but slow enough to keep the people from dragging them through the street by their tongues. Preferably, the sweet spot is having the public just mad enough to ask for more increases in benefits due to the rising cost of living, but not mad enough to do that other thing. So, do you think the interest rate rises will be enough for them to maintain that sweet spot? Or will it get away from them like it did in the 70's?
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    03-05-2021, 06:06 PM
    So many lives saved.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    03-05-2021, 12:27 PM
    Let's not forget when he praised Elizabeth Warren's socialist economic plan. https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-you-wouldnt-believe-which-politician-recently-sounded-like-trump-at-his-best After a lengthy quote of her advocating all kinds of government intervention in the economy propping up industries, he says:
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    03-05-2021, 12:20 PM
    I've heard Ron Paul call people socialists before, and I highly doubt that he gives anyone a pass based on opposing massive immigration. Granted, I've also noticed that he generally doesn't throw that label around as freely as some do because he's pretty careful about what words like "socialism" actually mean. I've even heard him say that Bernie Sanders is really a Keynesian and not a socialist. But I've also heard him use more vague adjectives like "socialistic" for people who support policies that would move us in more socialist directions. I don't know if he's included the people mentioned in the OP in that label by name or not. But they're all pretty open about their opposition to libertarianism and Austrian economics, particularly Tucker Carlson.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    03-05-2021, 10:59 AM
    Whether or not he ends up running, he will keep that speculation open as long as he's alive.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    03-05-2021, 10:57 AM
    Come on, guys... we don't need to do this. Things are bad enough without trying to exaggerate or mislead. Just makes us look dumb. He was obviously asking about the format of the meeting transitioning to the Q&A segment.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    03-05-2021, 09:32 AM
    I agree with you about Greenwald. But I also agree that this particular line of argument from him does seem new to me. He's always been a big ally on civil liberties, but I don't remember him really being one on economic issues. I wouldn't have expected him to accuse people of supporting central management of parts of the economy as if he considers that a bad thing. I might have misjudged him on that though, maybe just because economic issues are not his hobby horse.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    03-05-2021, 09:15 AM
    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Krugminator2 again." Tucker Carlson followed a similar path to some frequent posters here. He's a former Ron Paul supporter who has since that time repudiated the core ideas Paul ran on.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    03-05-2021, 09:11 AM
    There were a lot of threads here that would serve as good examples. There was even this big rally on January 6 when Trump and a bunch of his followers insisted that Pence and Congress were not supposed to count the delegates the states certified. It was a big deal. It was in the news. And of course Trump himself has always been for nationalizing elections and eliminating the electoral college. That's nothing new for him.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    03-05-2021, 09:02 AM
    Remember when from November of last year through January of this year Trumpers saw letting states run their own elections as intolerable? What a difference a month-and-a-half makes.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    03-05-2021, 08:44 AM
    Trump appears to intend to run in 2024. And he appears to be the front-runner. Even if he doesn't have the party establishment behind him, and in spite of all his baggage, he'd still be the odds on favorite to get the Republican nomination if he does run. A lot can change in 3 years. But it seems to me that we should work with the assumption that he is the Republican front runner, and being this far ahead of an election never stopped us from criticizing people in that position before. We should treat him the same way we would have treated anyone else in that position from the vantage point of this site's mission. And while the opinions of outsiders who frequent the site with other agendas that oppose our mission are welcome, we shouldn't let them make us feel like we need to cater to them.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    03-05-2021, 08:38 AM
    Unfortunately, this is bleeding over into private schools as well. The institutions are definitely pushing it hard, but we gotta remember that these institutions are run by people. And right now, the people have lost their damned minds. Even the ones who sense something is wrong with all this are afraid to speak up for fear of being labeled as a racist. When, in fact, those pushing these types of things couldn't be more racist! This goes back to "intellectual" pursuits vs. real world concrete pursuits. We've fooled generations of people into thinking they can pursue intellectualism lazily. So you get people attracted to the fields like education, journalism, law, politics, or the arts, without the empirical academic rigor that those fields should entail. And they're safe because unlike real-world pursuits, if they produce shoddy products, they pay no price for being wrong. Whereas, if you or I mess up, your employer or customer will know pretty quickly. What's worse, is that they're ALL lazy now and don't even realize it. Something like 95% of people in those fields, not only think in a similar way, but they think they're right and you're too stupid to understand how smart they are!
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    03-05-2021, 06:46 AM
    Don't forget to add that this meme has been "fact-checked" and deemed to be misleading. https://leadstories.com/hoax-alert/2021/03/fact-check-dr-seuss-enterprises-did-not-cancel-publication-of-the-cat-in-the-hat.html Never mind that this fact check is for a different meme of similar content - they still applied it to this meme. Never mind that the fact check misses the entire point of the meme. Never mind that the fact check doesn't mention that WAP was named NPR's song of the year in a flattering piece about how in spite of the bad in 2020, it gave us some really great music! Never mind that neither the pulling of Dr. Seuss books, nor the promotion of WAP was based on demand. (Those books still sell and WAP wasn't even in the top 20 songs sold or streamed in 2020) Another thing I'm seeing is that there's a perception is that this is the free market in action. A company decided to stop selling their books out of their moral concern; they weren't "forced" to stop selling them. And WAP was a hit song because people like it.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    03-04-2021, 03:45 PM
    I was thinking more about the spin that has dominated here at this website. But yes, you're right that since 2016, this has been pretty interchangeable with Trump's own spin/Fox News/Limbaugh-Hannity-etc.
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  • CCTelander's Avatar
    03-04-2021, 03:07 PM
    Sadly, I have no trouble at all believing that this will be borne out as truth. Welcome to the Trump legacy.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    03-04-2021, 02:09 PM
    If you're confused about which parties bear blame and how much of it when it comes to these COVID responses that are imposed by partnerships between the state and federal governments, the rule of thumb is that when Trump was president, 100% of the blame belonged to the governors, but now that Biden is president, we can blame him too.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    03-04-2021, 12:04 PM
    If this is true, that judge needs immediately removed.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    03-04-2021, 10:21 AM
    What were those mask police going to do in Texas anyway? Just enforce mask mandates on federal property?
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    03-04-2021, 07:43 AM
    Remember earlier, when PRB's line was this? And then it was this? And now after seeing that Alaska's state government website does give up to date numbers of both registered voters and residents who are 18 an over (which has to be higher than the number of eligible voters), and shows that the former is far greater than the latter by an amount far in excess of any reasonable margin of error, PRB's line is that the Alaska state government website isn't reliable. Earlier, before PRB realized that it supported our claims, the Alaska state government website was all PRB would accept.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 05:07 PM
    It should be zero for very obvious logical and ethical reasons. If you want to offer your labor to someone else for one cent per year, and they agree to pay you that, I have no right to tell you you can't do it.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 02:07 PM
    I'm not asking you to assume that. I'm asking you to dig into the actual details and provide support for the dogmatic claims your making. Have you looked at their data? A minute ago you agreed that they only need to be accurate to within a margin that's less than the difference between the numbers of eligible voters and registered voters. That's a huge margin. We're not talking about some subjective touchy feely evaluation of reliable versus unreliable. We're talking about actual numbers. So again, if you look at that data and see a way to squeeze an extra 50,000+ people into Alaska's estimate of the number of people over 18 in the state, then please show it. If you think we can agree that they're liable to be off by anything close to that amount, then you're wrong, we can't agree on that. If you don't want to bother looking at the proof that's been provided to you, then the claim that they have more registered voters than eligible voters stands proven, and you should stop saying it hasn't been just because you assume the numbers could be off by a little bit.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 01:33 PM
    It's proven. I showed you the proof. You just chose not to look at it. You being unaware of something (in this case by choice) is not the same as its nonexistence. If you see any way to avoid the conclusion that Alaska has more registered voters than eligible voters, then please show that using the data from Alaska's own website.
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