YAY NC Tea Party!
Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:27 PM
Feel free to point out where I invoked her philosophy as opposed to her life experiences
While I don't agree with the objectivist foundations rooted in Nietzsche, the phenomena that she outlines in her philosophies are well-established patterns
Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:48 PM
Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:59 PM
Clearly over the decades, your views on this subject have been repeatedly been, for the most part, rejected by the courts, and not just because our elected officials are secretly communists.
The answer to your question is simple. In bad times the government spends more. In good times, the government saves more. The last boom cycle, we were taking in more than we needed as designed....until someone decided to cut taxes since, afterall, we were taking in more then we were making. Oh then we had a giant Medicare giveaway. Oh then we had two wars to fight that we totally had no choice but to put on the credit card. When the bad times came...oh, all the money we were supposed to have isn't there anymore, but that damn Obama still wants to make the cycle work!
I'm over getting told that Keynesian economics don't work after seeing it work for decades, just because people want to try out Grover Norquists ideas. It's already proven that he's a lunkhead.
You just have to get over this idea that you can apply an economic theory based on 18th century economics to todays insanely complex world. Yes, people want health care. Yes, people want to be comfortable. It's not a crime to live in a nation that wants the best for everyone. That does not mean the government has to run their lives, or make their decisions - it does mean that decisions do occasionally need to be made on a macro level concerning our economy, and the decisions just can't be left up to banks. The government is as capable of screwing up as much as any other entity, public or private, but its the solution that we have.
And if you are complaining about whether memes contain any truth, it would be a better idea not to try and make that point on a cartoon featuring White Jesus in a tie drinking coffee. But yes, there's truth in it.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:17 PM
Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:19 PM
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:31 PM
Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:20 AM
I don't need to defend anything, because I'm not a zealot. I'm a realist. You have the luxury of defending an idea that isn't actually being used so you don't have to worry about the way things work in the real world. I will give you credit though, most of the Paul acolytes went back to their bunkers once he'd filched their money for his campaign then threw in the towel.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:23 PM