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Old 04-01-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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Bet none of you guys knew Reagan was a lib,....., a neolib that is.

 
Old 05-12-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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Even after causing the greatest global financial crisis in 80 years, some people refuse to venture outside their ideological bubble.

"Well, so far, they haven't been able to do it. They can't even get themselves to use the word fraud.

There's a huge part that is economic ideology. And neoclassical economists don't believe that fraud can exist. I mean, they just flat out -- the leading textbook in corporate law from law and economics perspective by Easterbrook and Fischel, says -- I'll get pretty close to exact quotation. "A rule against fraud is neither necessary nor particularly important." Right?

Notice how extreme that statement is. We don't need laws. We don't need an FBI. We don't need a justice department. We don't even need rules like the SEC. The markets cleanse themselves automatically and prevent all frauds. This is a spectacularly naïve thing. There is enormous ideological content. And it fits with class. And it fits with political contributions. "
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