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Old 09-24-2008, 06:14 PM   #21
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Understood, thanks for clarifying.
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Understood, thanks for clarifying.
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What's your thoughts on this idea:

Every time America prepares for a war... we usually end up preparing to fight the LAST war...

Now, we are preparing to save ourselves from the financial crisis.... of the 1930's.

Quick govt. bailouts would have really helped in the 1930's. the run on the banks would have stopped if the people realized the govt. would fund the bank... sure, it would have been inflationary... but that wouldn't have hurt nearly as bad. Is this a case of fighting the last (economic) disaster?
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Ender's Game, bra. Look it up if you don't know it.
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Ender's Game, bra. Look it up if you don't know it.
Great book.

So how do we get that Gregg Easterbrook is a conservative?
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Great book.

So how do we get that Gregg Easterbrook is a conservative?

I only got it from reading his stuff. I figured it from his beat-down of "An Inconvenient Truth"

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This raises the troubling fault of An Inconvenient Truth: its carelessness about moral argument. Gore says accumulation of greenhouse gases "is a moral issue, it is deeply unethical." Wouldn't deprivation also be unethical? Some fossil fuel use is maddening waste; most has raised living standards. The era of fossil energy must now give way to an era of clean energy. But the last century's headlong consumption of oil, coal, and gas has raised living standards throughout the world; driven malnourishment to an all-time low, according to the latest U.N. estimates; doubled global life expectancy; pushed most rates of disease into decline; and made possible Gore's airline seat and MacBook, which he doesn't seem to find unethical. The former vice president clicks up a viewgraph showing the human population has grown more during his lifetime than in all previous history combined. He looks at the viewgraph with aversion, as if embarrassed by humanity's proliferation. Population growth is a fantastic achievement—though one that engenders problems we must fix, including inequality and greenhouse gases. Gore wants to have it that the greener-than-thou crowd is saintly, while the producers of cars, power, food, fiber, roads, and roofs are appalling. That is, he posits a simplified good versus a simplified evil. Just like a movie!
and his defense of capitalism. Now, after doing some research, I find that he is more of a centrist:

"Easterbrook's journalistic style has been characterized as "hyper-logical" and he himself as "a thoughtful, deliberate, and precise journalist ... a polymath and a quick study." His main areas of interest are environmental policy, global warming; science; space policy; "well-being" research; Christian theology; and sports, most notably professional football."

From what I've read of him, he has never failed to gore a ripe ox, regardless of on which side of the political fence it has stood, most specifically NASA. He loves to rip on the waste of the space program. I personally love the space program, and he makes sense even to me!
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