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Old 02-06-2008, 09:44 AM
 
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That's a ridiculous generalization of an entire group of people.
Of course it's a generalization; the whole thread is. In fact, any discussion on this forum about liberals, conservatives, rich, poor etc. contain generalizations. From now on, I'll put an * with a statement at the bottom saying that I realize this does not apply to all members of the group identified.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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the people who are selling out america now are all baby boomers so your theroy is poop
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:27 AM
 
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the people who are selling out america now are all baby boomers so your theroy is poop
I don't disagree, but that's not relevant to the point of the thread so the response is "poop."
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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the people who are selling out america now are all baby boomers so your theroy is poop
T'aint me, and I'm a Baby Boomer. It's the RICH baby boomers, and most of us are not rich. We don't even have the means to "sell out".
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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I agree!

And many old people are poorly educated about today's issues, carry a sense of entitlement, and make decisions that hurt their children and grandchildren.

Every generation could stand to learn a little bit.



Hey, defense is a natural response to offense I love my grandparents. I just don't buy into this "blame so-and-so generation." People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
But, we ARE "entitled" - why wouldn't we be? We have fought the wars and paid the taxes for generations. You will be entitled as you grow older, too.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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T'aint me, and I'm a Baby Boomer. It's the RICH baby boomers, and most of us are not rich. We don't even have the means to "sell out".
I'm curious why you associate globalism with "selling out." Do you disagree with the theory of Comparative advantage? Do you think that it doesn't apply to today's globalism?
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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I'm curious why you associate globalism with "selling out." Do you disagree with the theory of Comparative advantage? Do you think that it doesn't apply to today's globalism?
I didn't say it. The previous person called it that.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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I didn't say it. The previous person called it that.
OK.

I'm curious why you believe globalism is not good for America, or in any way reflects negatively on someone's loyalty to America. From where I'm sitting, globalism (I actually prefer to call it globalization - I think of it as an inevitable process, not an ideology) makes America a wealthier and more stable country in a wealthier and more stable world.

Do you disagree with the theory of Comparative advantage? Do you think that it doesn't apply to today's globalism?
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:32 AM
 
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It's a theory, it hasn't yet been applied.

What's touted as 'free trade' is not unregulated, there's just a new set of controllers.

The IMF and the World Bank limit any 'comparative advantage' or disadvantage.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:35 AM
 
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I think it depends on how you define it. I think that the markets and commerce are global and will continue to move in that direction. This is supported by technology that makes it fairly easy. Another way that people think of globalization involves submitting ourselves to the rule of some global body which is frequently seen as a threat to our sovereignty.
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