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  •  kovie - conservatives don't believe in zero sum (0+ / 0-)

    economics. That has never been  the view of the Milton Friedman or other free market economists. Rather it seems to be progressives who believe in a zero sum economy, at least that's what I read here at DKOS every day.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Sun May 12, 2013 at 08:04:55 AM PDT

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    •  Nonsense (0+ / 0-)

      Progressives are for growth, so long as it's fair and shared--stimulus was all about promoting growth. It's conservatives who care less about real growth and more about keeping as much for themselves, even if it leads to economic decline overall. Which is why it's really more apt to call them regressives.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sun May 12, 2013 at 10:39:35 AM PDT

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      •  The central principle of free market economics (0+ / 0-)

        is driving growth. You can argue that as practiced in the US it has not led to rapid growth, but from a theoretical perspective all of the free market economists have been strongly pro-growth. It is really the foundation of their economic models.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Sun May 12, 2013 at 05:09:39 PM PDT

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