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  •  Oh no, much more, imho. The entire Chicago School (24+ / 0-)

    the supply side, the neoliberal "free trade" movement, is just all wrong.

    They all arose (to prominence) following the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union:   "If central planning led to that collapse, then NO planning is the way to go. Eliminate government involvement altogether."

    That is a nihilist view and a practice which is provably destined for failure by examining factual history.

    Every great economic power arose to greatness by protecting their home industries, building out a diversity of industry at home, and government trade/industrial policies to promote a strong economy.  That is the precise opposite of the Republican plan for America.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 02:49:38 PM PST

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    •  I thought they arose (2+ / 0-)
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      after the Keynesian models failed to weather the oil shocks of the 70's...  science being what it is, Keynesians have learned what went wrong and how to fix things now... but the conservatives are fixated.  

      Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

      by nominalize on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 09:57:22 PM PST

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