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  •  Who gives a shit about Friedmans prize? (3+ / 0-)

    His ideology has caused countless suffering around the world for decades so a handful of people could get richer. Fuck Friedman, his plan does not work. Never did, never will. Friedmanites spend their lives trying to justify his failed theories,..."oh, if only we implemented his visions stronger they would've worked this time". Just like the Rightwing now, doubling down on the stupid, "we need a true Conservative next time. Its not that our ideology is flawed, its the way we sell it." Meanwhile, Krugman has been right at practically every turn and is all but ignored by the beltway, dismissed as the false equivalence of Milton Friedman despite the fact that Keynesian theories actually did work and pulled us out of great troubles in the past. In the sense that Friedman's crap was designed to extract wealth from the lower classes and their governments into the pockets of the wealthy I'd say yes, it's been successful. To say that it is an economic model that will benefit the lower classes and improve their lives and strebgthen their governments is a sad joke.

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