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Posted on Jan 25, 2011
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By Inherit The Wind, January 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm Link to this comment

K. Blake:

Flunked Econ 101 I see.  All that “Budget Constraint” and “Indifference Curves” and points of tangency were too much?

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By Kanomi Blake, January 27, 2011 at 4:44 pm Link to this comment

Economists are crooked tailors; they weave invisible robes of theory for a morally bankrupt imperium that has no clothes.

Economics doesn’t even deserve the name of social science—like phrenology and eugenics, it is a pseudo-science that shapes nonsense into justifications for the infliction of misery upon the masses, all for the benefit of a scheming elite.

Any discussion of this Depression that does not take into account deliberately falsified statistics, blatant criminal fraud, and rampant government corruption is disingenuous, perhaps deliberately so.

If you sent mainstream economists out into the ocean to study the near extinction of whale populations over the last few centuries, they would produce complicated charts involving currents and water temperature, while deliberately ignoring the mass, industrial slaughter by whaling fleets.

That is not a facetious metaphor, for woven into the core of most economic ‘theory’ is the deliberate obfuscation of what they call ‘externalizations’ but which really are the despoliation of the commons and the rapacious plunder of the natural world.

The annhilation of forests in the name of productivity, the rape of Appalachia for the sake of GDP, the transformation of oceans into plastic cesspools of corporate filth, from multinational slave labor to the machinations of the war machine, this is the bitter harvest behind the meaningless numerology about which the false prophets of economics so studiously bleat.

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By Betty, January 27, 2011 at 1:27 pm Link to this comment
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Sarah Palen

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By diamond, January 27, 2011 at 1:01 am Link to this comment

Take Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize and give it to Julian Assange.

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By berniem, January 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm Link to this comment

FREE BRADLEY MANNING!!!!!

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