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Are americans too stupid to do intelligent economics? //Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right-and How We Can, Too – Kindle edition by George Lakey. 

February 24th, 2017 · 15 Comments

Time for some ‘insults’: my fellow americans, you are a pack of idiots…
Haven’t read yet, but the title will google to a lot of reviews/discussions. Our R48G initiatives pick this angle with alacrity as a default but still too limited version of threshold socialism.
The american idiots succumbing to Ayn Rand need to ask themselves if they haven’t been rendered stupid and consider if they really have the intelligence by comparison with the mysterious smarts of the nordic sector to do anything but capitalism crude, a low level of ‘video game’ style ‘big hard on’ economics…

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 NK // Feb 24, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Hmm…not smart enough to figure why it doesn’t work in the US? What do all of these countries/regions have in common: Japan, Scandinavia, Western Europe? Need a hint? They are/were ethnically and culturally homogeneous (until the mass exodus of third worlders into Europe). Now compare this with an extremely heterogeneous society like the US. Let me point out the obvious: High performing ethnic groups are tired of subsidizing low performing groups in the US which is why they don’t want social democracy here.

  • 2 nemo // Feb 24, 2017 at 9:44 am

    That’s not a convincing analysis. The US had a version of social democracy with FDR onward.

    The reason that failed is the predatory conspiracy to destroy it in the neoliberal counterrevolution

  • 3 NK // Feb 24, 2017 at 10:01 am

    We can’t compare the support at the inception of FDR’s programs with later views of it. It became obvious after a few generations that there were/are statistical regularities that differentiate ethnic/cultural groups in their economic performance. In such an environment, it shouldn’t be a surprise that hyper-individualist economic agendas started to gain traction.

  • 4 nemo // Feb 24, 2017 at 10:17 am

    You are a reactionary wall street capitalist and buddhist fascist. I wouldn’t take your advice here on any level. The main question is, will you be taken out and shot. It is not up to me, I am a very compassionate man. Best of luck.

  • 5 NK // Feb 24, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Your ad hominem is preposterous. Don’t confuse my reporting of facts with support. I’m agnostic about economic systems. At any rate, if you don’t engage with any sophistication on these topics, then you’re just a hard left loon. Just a recommendation: study confirmation bias and try to steer clear of it:

    “Sorry, no. If you agree with the Heritage study – and so far I have not heard any good reason to doubt it – the results are so important and explosive that the coauthor’s other views dwindle into a mere footnote to history. It’s not some personal quirk of Jason Richwine’s that has caused him to doubt that the legalized immigrants will rapidly raise their skill levels or education standards. The most authoritative study of Mexican immigration over time has found exactly the same thing. Edward Teles and Velma Ortiz write from the left in their book, Generations of Exclusion. They indict American society, discriminatory educational attitudes, and other “exclusionary” forces – but they have the goods that Mexican-American inter-generational progress has slowed to a stall. I would follow Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies in putting the blame on the new American labor market and the reduction in blue-collar wages in a post-industrial economy.”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/09/you-can-t-wish-away-the-facts-about-immigration-amnesty.html

  • 6 nemo // Feb 25, 2017 at 9:02 am

    This is pure garbage…The Heritage institute? are you kidding or what? you have frequently claimed to be neutral, but you aren’t. I will take back the charge of ‘fascist’ because you are obviously a complete buddhist dupe. But I won’t take it back against buddhism in general…
    You yourself have said (anonymously behind your net name) you are a wall street capitalist, tremendously wealthy, a climate change denier and a Trump supporter.

    time once again to move on…nameless hostility is dangerous for people like me. And your garbage fails to consider the dangerous times we live in. Asshole

    I have put up with you because of the respectful and thoughtful James who used to comment here long ago with respect to evolution issues. Your brief imitation of that confused me,,,,

  • 7 NK // Feb 25, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Wow…I would think you’re a caricature if I didn’t know you are serious. You unwittingly reveal the totalitarian impulses of the left; all of these absurd absolutes. I own stocks (apparently a crime in your worldview), I am wealthy, but I think I’ve made it obvious that I’m agnostic with regards to whether or not “climate change” will be a catastrophe. I’m pretty sure that I’ve never claimed to support Trump (although I think he is right about some things…your absolutist thinking brands me as a full fledged supporter).

    Hmm…so what is a credible source in your universe? Can I submit an article from the NY Review of Books to Your Highness, The Minister of Truth? The Danish are under no illusions about what makes their system work. Hence, the strict immigration laws:

    http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/03/10/liberal-harsh-denmark/

  • 8 nemo // Feb 25, 2017 at 11:36 am

    You have had your say, now goodbye or I will delete all your posts….
    the world is in crisis and the idea of a wall street capitalist climate denier trump supporter and phony buddhist getting equal time here is nonsense. You got a lot of license here, in part because I expected the same evolution discussion as we got from James.
    Your disgusting line of thought should be deleted completely.
    And you are a coward who operates under a pseduonym.

    bye…

  • 9 nemo // Feb 25, 2017 at 11:38 am

    you can’t backpedal on what you have said here, so don’t try…

    the question of socialism and communism evokes a lot of conflict. It’s a war so don’t bother with blather posts. the current system in america is itself totalitarian…

  • 10 NK // Feb 25, 2017 at 11:42 am

    I just comment here when I’m bored. I admit that it’s probably cruel to get some amusement out of provoking someone who is probably mentally ill.

  • 11 nemo // Feb 25, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Mr. NK people are in a state of immense tension. For socialists there is grave danger of safety. it is mostly a question then of shoot first and ask questions later.
    if you stick you head out of a foxhole and declare yourself a wall street capitalist, trump supporter and climate denialist and you did well you guessed it….

  • 12 NK // Feb 25, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I live in the South. We’re well armed down here. They can come down if they wish. If they wish to take on my AR-15, they’re welcome to do so.

  • 13 nemo // Feb 25, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    wake up, we are not on the buddhist buddy system here…
    if you have read the gurdjieff con you may be aware of the staggering list of ‘entities’ trying to use black magic to kill me, a jewish sufi, unidentified sufis in ‘sufisheikistan’ (pure paranoia), sundry ghosts, gurdjieff astral ‘stuff’, the dalai lama and/or the covert fascist sector of Tibetan buddhism, and lest i forget a ‘dead buddha’ in a three way system of murder, the ‘osho’ ‘it’…Not funny and not soluble via psychoanalysis lest i be thought crazy.

  • 14 nemo // Feb 25, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    why don’t you go back to putting up a set of links ot access to insight. If there is anything left of buddhism it might be there…

    you say you are from the south. i figured that out long ago…plus a few other things…

  • 15 NK // Feb 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    You know, there are ways to manage schizophrenia; many years ago, I volunteered at a homeless shelter and saw the results if left untreated. I’ll leave it at that…

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