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  •  Helicopters (5+ / 0-)

    Helicopters can drop the money all over the place. Why did no one ever think of this before ... Prosperity for all at zero cost. Yeah, right.

    There's room at the top they're telling you still But first you must learn how to smile as you kill If you want to be like the folks on the hill

    by taonow on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 04:13:33 AM PST

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    •  It all depends on circumstance (2+ / 0-)
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      Odysseus, AoT

      and arguably today's circumstances make this a viable option.

      Whether it's a good idea to fix the notion in the nation's collective heads, possibly leading to future applications of the same scheme in inappropriate circumstances, is a separate question.

      “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

      by jrooth on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 06:01:15 AM PST

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      •  It's lunacy (0+ / 0-)

        I cannot believe that people are considering such ridiculous ideas. There are so many things wrong with the concept that I can't even begin to explain.

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 11:18:29 AM PST

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        •  Some pretty serious economists (0+ / 0-)

          have offered various variations of this proposal.  And they happen to be among the economists who have gotten things right throughout this current economic crisis.

          “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

          by jrooth on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 12:06:32 PM PST

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