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Nothing in economy a ‘given’

August 19, 2013

Recently, I have written about John Locke, then Adam Smith. Today, I focus on Friedrich Hayek. If any 20th-century economist was an up-to-date man, it was Friedrich Hayek....

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Steiner

Aug-23-13 7:26 AM

a great example of a not given. Who would have thought that big labor would write a letter to obama complaining of the great damage to america obamacare would do ?A letter was sent in from the teamsters and others saying obamacare would destroy the bedrock of america, the 40 hour work week . The labor people are worried that their current health care plans would go by the wayside. I have seen numerous comments by leading liberals here decrying repub efforts to repeal obamacare. Not one saying union efforts are also bad.those libs, goofing it again. Another historical perspective for marcia. She loves democrats.

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Steiner

Aug-22-13 5:48 PM

more history for marcia, detroit never recovered from the great liberal riots in the 70's. Under a berserk mayor, he kindled racial hatred to new heights. The whites just fled the city.thats a success for the democrats marcia ? Right ? Other riots by libs just killed areas in america. Success says marcia . Look at the inner cities, all destruct zones of libs and crime. Why should we listen to libs any more marcia ? enlighten us with more history from your twisted outlook.

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Steiner

Aug-22-13 5:44 PM

hey marcia, if reagan destroyed the middle class , i want more of it. Look at detroit with its wealth destroying public democratic unions. marcia, you have to be learning disabled. You miss the great depression, libs in charge, miss the cities and crime , libs in charge, poor schools, ditto. shootings like the guy killed because of boredom. libs again. So what part of this historical perspective do ya miss. We had depressions in america before the great one in the 30's they went away fast when the govt, under the guise of helping the poor stayed out of the economy. FDr and the libs made the great depression and you like that. wow,do you actually read anything ? Unions declined since the 50's.nearly all of new car jobs are in union free staes. ever wonder why marcia ?

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MikeDavis

Aug-22-13 2:40 PM

What do you smoke for recreation Marcia? You blame Republicans for the ills of the country when it was Dems that started the great give away. Johnson's war on poverty has cost 5 times what Iraq and Afghanistan have cost the taxpayers of America. And we (the taxpayers) have the same warm thanks from all the parties involved. A white kid (from Australia) shot dead for walking down the street, because the perpetrators (I say cowardly punks) were bored? No one says that is a hate crime, but we should railroad that charge onto and pillory Zimmerman because he was defending himself from a violent beating. Clinton signed NAFTA, THAT was the beginning of the end for the middle class. Obama care will finish it off. Federal workers and the Congress are jumping through every loop hole they can find to avoid this thing like the plague. But it's great it your deluded little utopia of liberalness. I do any and everything I can to get you to open your eyes Marcia.

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Marcia

Aug-22-13 12:29 PM

Mike Davis, why do you conservatives always have to make personal attacks? and why did you bring up white guilt, I never mentioned race at all. Are you feeling guilty of something? Reagan's deregulation and union busting started the decline of the middle class. That's called an historical perspective.

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Steiner

Aug-22-13 8:44 AM

hey marcia, unemployment and the economy is worse now than when obama took office. Your blaming reagan ? Learning difficulties ? How did ya miss that ? Tell us how we got all the science stuff we got with no govt help cuz thats how it went. cruisin, smokin safe, hmm. thats because the libs control the schools, but its not their fault, as christopher says. They teach us dumb darwinism. Claims the cell is the unit of life, it aint. the libs just make us dumber and dumber. Marcia wants it. This in spite of evidence to the contrary, the city folk vote democratic for 50 years and sink their kind. marcia would call that a success.Marcia read history and see whwere socialism has failed. Socialism is the what the libs are all about. Marcia celebrates failure.

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Steiner

Aug-22-13 8:36 AM

hey cruisin, you missed some history too ! the progressives had a lot of science to advance their agenda of breeding and sterilizations. Just read any history of the movement. even nazi germany was lionized as the supreme example of this and german efficiency you know, till the holocaust became known. Then the learned libs lionized the soviet union ! just like now, it was a workers paraduse. thats why they had to build the berlin wall, to keep people like the libe, oswald and Ohare out. Those dumb libs, ever wrong, but as chrisptoher says its not their fault. its someone elses,golly you libs are learning disabled.

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Steiner

Aug-22-13 8:32 AM

marcia just cannot think. her reply is unregulated capitalism does not work. the great depression would be a democratic success then as everyone got poorer.Unregulated capitalism gave us std oil, radio, electricity, etc. Do you actually know anything ? The reagan years were boom years. Socialism works ? ever hear of the berlin wall ? Face it marcia,my numerous factual historic posts have no meaning to you. You cant think any more.where did the socialists get their ideas from, the capitalistic west. from the jet to nuclear power, the do gooders simply gave them the technology. golly how did ya miss that ?

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cruisin

Aug-21-13 8:07 PM

Ah yes, the CATO Institute, the well known neo-con front group that manufactures fake reseach studies which support their agenda. Popular with the tobacco industry who used them to "prove" smoking was safe.

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MikeDavis

Aug-21-13 2:18 PM

Yeah Marcia let's blame Reagan. Not the three generations, now going on four, that have been raised to whine and hold their hand out for more free stuff because their great-great-great-great grandparents were sold by the chief of their tribe. Stop with the white guilt and start holding all people accountable for their decisions. Don't want to apply yourself in school? Dig a ditch for your living. But no...you want to make them feel good about being a lazy loser. So let's hand them free housing, meals, a little spending money, and whatever else soothes your moronic self loathing. I said it before and I will say it until it finally sinks into your (I'm sure somewhere in there is at least a small one) brain. A hand UP always, a hand OUT very rarely. Now tell me what an a.s.s. I am for wanting to make people responsible for themselves you liberal twit.

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Marcia

Aug-21-13 11:41 AM

Mike Davis, unregulated capitalism does not work. We discover that in the 1890s the 1920s and now. many humans are so greedy they do not care about their fellow man at all, I guess you would call them anti Christian since they are the opposite of what Christ preached. our entire economy did so much better in the 50', 60s and 70s when unions were strong and taxes were higher. Everyone did better not just the top 1%. Then Reagan came and America has been in a decline ev er since.

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Steiner

Aug-21-13 8:09 AM

marcia and cronig, we need your unlearned opinions here ! cant think of any liberals ? Ask a teacher or a govt rep. were my posts relevant enough for you libs. You know the people who worship at the feet of govt when private enterprise invented the world we use. learned liberals, we need you ! show us how unlearned you really are !

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stangv8

Aug-20-13 7:17 PM

Marcia, what by Dickens would you suggest?

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Steiner

Aug-20-13 9:34 AM

this is especially for marcia, steiner , a boomer is born, gets a private and then public education, my parents could not afford both , the libs were greedy. steiner gets a job in the chemical industry. amazed that it was only a page and a half in his organic textbook, yet all the products made ! Steiner then cracks the ancient code in the bible and other sacred books. Builds steinertrons. Ups the gas mileage by 25 % for a penny a gallon. A huge non given if ever there was one. fire is thought to be unchangeable and steiner proves them wrong. No chemicals, pure energy off the steinetrons.this aint relevant ? steiner genuflects in front of pictures of the greatest scientists of all time. tesla, alvarez, bohr,rutherford,etc they showed him how to think. Libs dont know how to think. Now tell me how this is not relevant oh unlearned marcia.The steinertrons prove the ancient texts true and sink darwin on the spot. A non given for sure.prove me wrong here oh great marcia !

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Steiner

Aug-20-13 9:19 AM

bell labs and schockley invented transitor. tubes kaput, another non given. All in the 50's. Chips a little later. Who would have guessed what that revolution would bring ? Another non given. the ability to spy on every call, e-mail etc. Marcia, do you think this is relevant ? if not you are a dummy.Give us your learned opinion here marcia. The transistor radio revolutionized radio. Portable, like the walkman a little later.japan was the economic leader in the 80's.It was said they would overtake america . Apple sunk them. Who would have thought that ? where did japan get solid state tech ? from america, they sold it cheap to japanese after ww2. Look what happened since ww2. I do not remember any text book in school predicting this. this aint relevant ? Are you mentally ill ? or just a liberal?

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Steiner

Aug-20-13 9:09 AM

marcia, the free market gave us electricity and radio. ever turn a crank or pump water by hand ? tesla lifted that burden of people. he made possible the extension cord answer cronig likes.The high voltage lines you see everywhere, including the mideast. All from the great satan. The first generators at the falls had tesla on the name plate. Tesla became rich and you have a problem with that ? Invent a new source of power ? I bet you cant do that. Petrol gave us the vast chemical world we take for granted. take that away and we starve. explosives, another non given. As soon as nitrates and ammonia from air became practical, fertilizer and bombs were common place. Chilean nitrate mines kaput on the spot. Thanks to fritz haber. his wife suicided, got confused like you marcia. you dont know much marcia.

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Steiner

Aug-20-13 9:04 AM

marcia, you must be confused. everything i have said is relevant.Inventions upset the apple cart. They upset the people like the libs who believe the govt does everything. My saudi example is a good one. Noone believed that there was commercial oil in arabia back in the 30's. Holmes proved them wrong. Then the naysayers said we would run out of natural gas, fracking proved them wrong and greatly upset the saudis, who sell liquid heat.What part aint relevant? Do you actually understand any history or science ? related to judeye and cronig ? Niagara Falls would have been compressed air , no electricity if not for tesla. Fortunes made off that invention. govt had nothing to do with any of this. Libs were too stupid, to be blunt.Oil, another example, std oil saved the whale, made fortunses, again. woodrow wilson, ever the govt believer thought the world would run out of oil.What is thought given is obsoleted by smart guys.

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MikeDavis

Aug-20-13 8:44 AM

Marcia, it's called capitalism...maybe you want to relocate to somewhere else that has your beloved socialism/communism as their way of life?

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Marcia

Aug-20-13 8:25 AM

Steiner not one thing you said is relevant to this article. I suppose there are those who think that a so called fee market economy is better, but that is true only for those at the top of the system. Perhaps we need to go back to reading Dickens to see the effects of that type of system. As long as those on power operate under the "I've got mine, you don't matter" view so prevalent then and now the system fails. America was at its strongest post WW2 when manufacturing was expanding, unions were strong and the middle class was growing.

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Steiner

Aug-20-13 7:53 AM

Mike, the learned libs like cronig would disagree with you ! . we do indeed spend our way into prosperity ! just like detroit ! . As you point out, the libs gave us the disintegrated family, exploding rise in out of wedlock births, dysfunctional kids from that, the war on fathers, etc . All viewed as a great success story as it keeps the votes democratic and demonizes the actual wealth creators as exploiters.learned liberals ?

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joew

Aug-19-13 7:39 PM

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MikeDavis

Aug-19-13 5:40 PM

con't. "In total, the U.S. federal government now has 126 low-income programs. A full 72 of those welfare programs offer individuals cash or in-kind benefits.

Since President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared "war on poverty," U.S. taxpayers have spent over $15 trillion on anti-poverty programs--a total nearly equal to America's national debt."

Interesting the total spent on welfare and the total of the national debt. Let's keep spending ourselves to prosperity libs...it's working great so far.

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MikeDavis

Aug-19-13 5:38 PM

Some things are a given. A new study finds that a New York mother of two is eligible for $38,004 in welfare benefits--a sum more than the annual salary of a New York entry-level school teacher.

The study, conducted by the CATO Institute, says in many states welfare pays better than work. Topping the list of wage-equivalent benefits for a mother and two children was Hawaii at $60,590. Idaho came in last with $11,150.

The study found that 33 states and the District of Columbia offer welfare benefits that pay recipients more than an $8-an-hour job would. Twelve states and the District of Columbia offer welfare packages that pay better than a $15-an-hour job does.

"There is no evidence that people on welfare are lazy," writes CATO senior fellow Michael Tanner. "But they're also not stupid. If you pay them more not to work than they can earn by working, many will choose not to work."

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Steiner

Aug-19-13 9:14 AM

hey cronig, all my posts, facts from history. Are these also self loathing too ? let us know cronig !You cant refute any of them. Maybe thats why you cant go near them. Libs love myths as every post of cronig is.

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Steiner

Aug-19-13 8:46 AM

hey learned cronig, you forgot too the guy who discovered saudi oil. A guy named Holmes. There is a statue in Rijad in his honor. Another private guy who made the arabs very rich. the established belief was there was no recoverable oil in arabia. you would be saying things like doilies, church lady gaggle etc. such learned comments cronig ! Another unexpected development was fracking, so hated by the libs like you cuz it works. The saudis dont like it . It threaten their heat monopoly. Of course you say green energy is 24/ 7 and can replace oil.of course, oil has no bearing on life eh learned cronig ? Must be that new math you seem to know. Lets hear your rhetoric cronig, uncle fester, christuufuu, church lady gaggle, steineeerdz and more from the learned mind of cronig.

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