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Unemployment News

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by otis thorpe, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Northside Storm

    Northside Storm Contributing Member

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    nothing really upsets me, tbh, but I do get somewhat agitated when people trash my views, and don't bring any of their own. It's fair enough if you want to tear my thoughts down, especially if you do it right. We can all stand to learn something from others. i just ask that people would be so kind that there be some substance attached---I realize I'm really passionate about this kind of s**t, and that's not very common, so I don't expect the same amount of volume and effort, but it doesn't take that long to formulate an original thought or two that goes beyond "you suck! boo this man!"

    anyways, I do like Schumpeter too.

     
  2. Haymitch

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    Damn, NS. You are really upset about this. Had I known this would be your reaction, I would have never commented on that first post of yours. You scream that I only post articles from Mises (not sure if here you mean Mises Institute or Mises himself), then demand that I post an article from Mises. So then I do, and that nets me nothing because, as you like to point out, Mises is dead. Reminds me of a Simpsons episode where Homer asked "If he's so smart, why is he dead?!?"

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    Just now see the post above. Fair enough. You have a point - I shouldn't have dropped in with that comment, especially since I had no intention to contribute anything afterwards. Trolling is a tough habit to break once you start it.
     
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  3. Northside Storm

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    well, it doesn't net you anything, but it allows me an organized portfolio of what Mises or whoever is carrying on his torch think about stuff.

    it's kinda a raw deal for you, I have to admit, but if it makes you feel any better, I actually DO read or skim the articles you post.
     
  4. bigtexxx

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    It was a podcast, not an article. They focused on the inflexible labor markets as the major problem. Unions demanding high wages and limited productivity increases.

    Your pet issues of Obamacare and welfare didn't come up
     
  5. Northside Storm

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    Italy and Spain's labour markets don't make sense, that I can agree with. I wouldn't be so quick to assign that and condemn all unions, however. The framework of those countries and their labour markets are non-sensical, but it goes beyond unions towards a very inflexible, two-tier system for work. Strong unions in a more flexible labour system can work very well.
     
  6. SamFisher

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    Does this actually matter? Surely the oncoming tidal wave of catastrophe that we know wiil be caused by Chairman Bam's health care incentive crusher is going to swamp everything. Surely smart investors like yourself and super nut are deliciously hedged to take advantage of the impending doom-bacle.
     
  7. otis thorpe

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    Elliott Spitzer has been making the talk show rounds sinc he is running for comptroller of NYC. one of his regrets of messing up is that he had been trying to clean the subprime mkt up since 1999.
     
  8. otis thorpe

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    So texxc doesn't support austerity. good the numbers speak for themselves.
     
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    Look up how we actually compute the unemployment numbers. It's a survey of 60,000 random households and the number is extrapolated from that. I only took the basics of statistics, at the Community College level no less, but I know extrapolation is a no-no for accurate statistics.
     
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    where the hell is the leadership around jobs? Outsourcing the task to the Fed is not the full answer. Get to work, Obama
     
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    You can't point the finger directly at him. With the policies in place as they are big corporations are still doing fine and even growing, yet their hiring is not up. Is the work force too uneducated? Maybe, which is why we should spend more on primary education and lower rates on loans to make college more affordable.
     
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    The Democrats don't have a supermajority in the Senate. I'm sure you don't actually believe that your Republican buddies in the Senate (who have nothing to gain and everything to lose if the Democrats are seen by the voters as having fixed the crisis) would allow anything the President proposes to pass.
     
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    From the article.

     
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    By the way, when members accuse you of being racist, this is exactly the sort of comment they are referring to, which you already know, and knew before you posted it. You post these kinds of comments simply because it gets people pissed off, and that is the definition of a troll. Not that you give a tinker's continental damn, of course. You're having too much fun attempting to get members angry at you, so you can spout off another "Fail!" along with your other nonsense.

    What is sad to me is that these posts are entirely deliberate. You don't need to make them. You don't need to call our Black President "half white / half black." It is you delighting in pretending to be racist, so when someone calls you out on it, you can delight in trotting out your trite, tired phrases.
     
  18. otis thorpe

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    I took a stats 101 class so i feel empowered to challenge the way the govt collects ue data now and the last fifty years. are you freaking serious
     
  19. bigtexxx

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    sorry, if you want to cling to antiquated, Jim Crow style "one drop" rules governing race, then that's you're right I suppose. He's half white/half black.
     
  20. HR Dept

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    The irony.

    Why is this important to you? Is Barack Obama not this country's first African American president?

    Eat troll, eat.
     

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