At 10/16/11 08:10 PM, Warforger wrote:
The wall street journal has covered the occupation in a positive or at least sympathetic light. Given that most people think the journal is pro-big business and mainly for rich people, the fact that they're gernally in favour of them explodes any idea that they're getting unfair media treatment. ie. the whole basis of this thread
Regulations on the other hand is what's keeping businesses from putting tuberculosis infected canned meat on the shelves,
it's what's keeping workers from 1 $ an hour.
Without government regulations and taxes that serve as barriers to entry and divert capital away from productive enterprise, the econoym would be so healthy that you could live quite nicely on a dolalr an hour.
In 2008 regulatory compliance cost over $1.5 trillion. Defence spending takes hundreds of billions of dollrs out of the productive economy every year.
Just imaine if business wnad individuals were allowed to keep this money and put it toward increasing their productive capabilities.
Blaming regulations on the reason economics isn't working is pretty fucking retarded.
Well economics is a field of study
regulations are only a part of it. But I mean for example, regulations dicatate that you can't sell health insurance between states, which DRASTICALLY reduces competition and basically grants abround 50 firms monopolies on health care for america.
Big business love regulation.
You know Bush, the "great deregualtor"? Under his presidency, over 70,000 pages of new regulations were added to the federal register alone each year.
I did not say they did, I said they didn't have to.
Did you click the link? regardless of your feelings on the protests, the msm were extremely biased agianst them.
Because they don't agree with your Libertarian idea's oh ho ho I guess all non-Libertarian economists also have no idea how the economy works.
Ron Paul said in 2003 that the federal reserve's and hte federal government's polices would lead to a housing bubble and eventual collapse. Mainstream, nobel-prize winning economists were cheering on the boom, said that there was extremely zero risk of freddie and fannie defaulting, and said there wasn't going to be a crash.
Oh, and the libertarians have been opposed to bailouts from day one, and were criticised for this opposition. Three years later though and these idiots decide to get their shit together and finally decide to voice their opposition.
Some are on the other hand, but the main problem is corruption.
You can't have corruption with government power in the first place.
At the very least we know they have a College education in the works, the TEA party? not so much.
hahahahah, that doesn't mean shit.
You do realise that a huge chunk of the occupiers are protesting because their college degrees can't get them jobs so they're stuck with massiv debt, right?
i.e. that their degrees are worthless