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  •  Laurence Lewis, you're wrong about Mexico (1+ / 0-)
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    high uintas

    it's as developed as California, if not more so.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:52:24 PM PST

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    •  lol (4+ / 0-)

      wow. yeah, tell that to the imf, the world bank, and pretty much every economist who understands the concept.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 10:47:29 PM PST

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      •  Mexico doesn't lack people or industry (0+ / 0-)

        or development.
        It may lack honest government and it certainly lacks financial acuity.
        But the imf, the world bank, and pretty much every economist who understands the concept contribute heavily to the further dominance of Wall Street banksters, so I have no respect for their opinions or their dealings. They're just richer crooks in prettier clothes.

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 10:05:31 AM PST

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        •  when you understand the concept (0+ / 0-)

          get back to me.

          The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

          by Laurence Lewis on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 10:23:59 AM PST

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          •  I understand the concept you preach (1+ / 0-)
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            FrugalGranny

            money uber alles. It's fucked up. There. That clear enough for ya?

            LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

            by BlackSheep1 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 10:37:56 AM PST

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            •  actually (0+ / 0-)

              it has to do with infrastructure and poverty. as i said, when you understand the concept get back to me.

              The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

              by Laurence Lewis on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 11:06:59 AM PST

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              •  Methinks thou doth protest too much (1+ / 0-)
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                What infrastructure? Their roads and bridges? Their seaports?
                Their airports? Their factories? Their farms? Or their churches and libraries and universities and schools?

                Their health care system? People go there for treatment and prescriptions from the US because of how much more affordable care is in Mexico.

                Their law enforcement agencies? Their national parks?

                Poverty is not limited to Mexico.

                Look at the Appalachians, or the inner cities right here in the USA.

                No. The notion that we must conform to the IMF's definitions of "development" is wrong, because under those definitions the US too is a 3d-world country (heading further that direction every day) in terms of services to its populace, its ability to maintain roads, bridges, and enforce its laws (because CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING!).

                I understand the concept just fine. I live in Texas. There are things of far more worth than corporate sponsorships and money in the world.

                LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

                by BlackSheep1 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 12:08:10 PM PST

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                •  too funny (0+ / 0-)

                  believe what you want. yes, mexico is a developed nation, and every international agency and every educated economist just doesn't understand.

                  The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

                  by Laurence Lewis on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 12:20:10 PM PST

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