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Yet we always find the points of contention, rather than the convergences. Tom Send a noteboard - 08/09/2010 03:31:51 PM
The Dostoevsky discussion, while it highlights my deep distrust of socialism, was also meant to convey what I felt Dostoevsky's views were, and they are certainly not identical to my own.

I do agree with you on some points of economic policy. However, I disagree with some of the key points that you make. For example, the marginal cost benefit of producing many products in China is disappearing. This is the result of improving wages in China as well as the increasing cost of shipping. If the US government can, by lowering tax rates, coax back businesses (and I firmly believe it can), then I think it makes sense because it will have a ripple effect in our entire economy. More production means more services, more prosperity and more revenue.

In essence, I still agree with the fundamental principles expressed by the Laffer curve, even though I do not think that the proper place to apply it is in personal income tax rates.

Political correctness is the pettiest form of casuistry.

ἡ δὲ κἀκ τριῶν τρυπημάτων ἐργαζομένη ἐνεκάλει τῇ φύσει, δυσφορουμένη, ὅτι δὴ μὴ καὶ τοὺς τιτθοὺς αὐτῇ εὐρύτερον ἢ νῦν εἰσι τρυπώη, ὅπως καὶ ἄλλην ἐνταῦθα μίξιν ἐπιτεχνᾶσθαι δυνατὴ εἴη. – Procopius

Ummaka qinnassa nīk!

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The probability approaches 1 that we agree on non-economic topics and disagree on economic topics. - 08/09/2010 02:14:32 PM 1117 Views
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