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Old 09-17-2009, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Near the water
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lawyers and bankers ... the scourge of any free society.

Did Mr. Schiff have an honest, momentary memory lapse re Ron Paul?

-BD
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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lawyers and bankers ... the scourge of any free society.

Did Mr. Schiff have an honest, momentary memory lapse re Ron Paul?

-BD
He may have, but it's the production as it relates to consumption argument that might be key here.

We don't produce anything, and yet here we seem to be the largest consumer.

He does have some valid points on the matter.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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He may have, but it's the production as it relates to consumption argument that might be key here.

We don't produce anything, and yet here we seem to be the largest consumer.

He does have some valid points on the matter.
I agree with you. One only need to review the history of Rome. They, too, believed they could import everything.

For an interesting read ... A Systems Thinking Perspective on Manufacturing & Trade Policy

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Bob Powell, Ph.D., MBA

-BD
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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That giant sucking sound Ross Perot spoke about years ago suddenly doesn't seem very silly, now does it?
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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it didn't then, and it certainly isn't silly now. But, if you mention the trade imbalance, the freetraders gasp and cry "protectionist!"

The pool of common sense is so shallow as to no longer be able to sustain life.

-BD
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