[FoRK] Finally, someone who can do the job better than I could

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 11:06:01 PST 2009


So, according to somebody, worries about DEFLATION are not warranted, but
worries about hyperinflation are.

I gave you *one day* to label Obama's direction "communist."  8-)

What do you think I'll find disappointing?  What do you think my
expectations are?

G

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 9:54 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 09:48:55AM -0500, geege schuman wrote:
>
> > Though the context doesn't support it, I was feeling as if Obama
> > was speaking as a Liberal to the Neocons.
>
> You're a hard case, but I'll give you half a year before the disappointment
> sets in.
>
> http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2008/06/traffic-weather-sports-collapse.html
>
> "If you were sent to Washington to fix this, what would you do?"
>
> "Please don't send me to Washington: it's not the place to go to get
> anything useful accomplished. Centralized, political efforts are about as
> likely to succeed as Gorbachev's Perestroika. There, there was the one
> Communist party, which killed all private initiative and entrepreneurship.
> Here, we have the two Capitalist parties, which kill all public initiatives
> that impinge on the prerogatives of private capital or the free market. This
> makes just about any good proposal politically impossible. The best thing to
> do about national politicians is to completely ignore them and wait until
> they go away. This approach worked really well with the Communists in
> Russia."
>
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