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ermd

Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE(Switch @ Oct 9 2006, 06:18 PM) View Post

Personally, the idea of a controlled economy doesn't turn me on, but everyone's different, neh.


Ack. Ack ack ack. They don't teach you that do they? sad.gif

Planned economy notequal.gif socialist economy.

Hitler had a pretty heavily planned economy, but it was under private ownership...the three basic catagorisations are so worthless.

QUOTE(Donna @ Oct 9 2006, 06:22 PM) View Post

And he did give some explanation, he said (almost straight from my notes) "Marx hadn't appreciated the malleability of capitalism... he never thought we would have laws and rules to organise monopolists or that society could be organised enough to produce health or welfare systems"


Hehe, its quite a common criticism brought to bear against Marx. I guess a Marxist would respond by pointing out that these changes (health, welfare, etc) were brought about by pressure from the political left and fear that if capitalism was to survive, these state provisions were necessary to avoid a revolutionary proletariat.

And hence the capitalists just moved the exploitation to the third world.

dondon

Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:34 PM

I'm worried, becuase that makes sense. laugh.gif

ermd

Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:36 PM

QUOTE(Donna @ Oct 9 2006, 06:34 PM) View Post

I'm worried, becuase that makes sense. laugh.gif


Marxists always make sense! ohmy.gif laugh.gif

dondon

Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:41 PM

QUOTE(ice_illusion @ Oct 9 2006, 06:18 PM) View Post

Hippys are cooler than communists.



Yes, mature comment.



That may be true, but hippys are definetly not cooler than economists!! laugh.gif

And ermdeviation, I'm almost convinced laugh.gif

Nathan

Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:43 PM

QUOTE(Donna @ Oct 9 2006, 06:41 PM) View Post

That may be true, but hippys are definetly not cooler than economists!! laugh.gif


What about a hippy economist? rolleyes.gif

Terrence

Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:44 PM

I AM ANNOYED.

That's two laptops that I've ordered which have delivery dates that keep getting set back even though I was guaranteed to have them delivered on time. I NEED A LAPTOP FOR THIS STUPID MDP CLASS.

I am going to cancel them both and order this little beast instead.

It's cute. It will make me happy.

dondon

Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:47 PM

QUOTE(Nathan @ Oct 9 2006, 06:43 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Donna @ Oct 9 2006, 06:41 PM) View Post

That may be true, but hippys are definetly not cooler than economists!! laugh.gif


What about a hippy economist? rolleyes.gif



I'm not all that sure about that, probably such a thing exists, and im not sure whther they would be more or less cool than communists.

Infact they may even be communists blink.gif

Nathan

Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE(tuppence @ Oct 9 2006, 06:44 PM) View Post

I am going to cancel them both and order this little beast instead.



Ooft. Sexy. biggrin.gif

In other news, I hate HSN...I told myself I was gonna go and do some work at half 6. It's now 20 mins after half 6. And I don't plan on going yet.

Damn HSN addiction sad.gif

ermd

Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:54 PM

John Lennon was a hippy and a communist. ohmy.gif

Edit: I don't think he was an economist though. =/

dondon

Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:59 PM

that makes it even more confusing.

Who's better?
John Lennon or economists? laugh.gif

John

Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:05 PM

QUOTE(tuppence @ Oct 9 2006, 06:44 PM) View Post

I AM ANNOYED.

That's two laptops that I've ordered which have delivery dates that keep getting set back even though I was guaranteed to have them delivered on time. I NEED A LAPTOP FOR THIS STUPID MDP CLASS.

I am going to cancel them both and order this little beast instead.

It's cute. It will make me happy.


not to burst your bubble or anything

But that laptop is a rip-off.

QUOTE(Donna @ Oct 9 2006, 06:59 PM) View Post

that makes it even more confusing.

Who's better?
John Lennon or economists? laugh.gif


Economists, i don't like John Lennon much.

ermd

Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:08 PM

Well, are we talking in general here or like, John Lennon vs Adam Smith? Or Lennon vs Marx? Or Lennon vs Malthus? No, wait, Lennon beats Malthus easy, 'cause Malthus was just plain wrong.

The Wedge Effect

Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:09 PM

QUOTE(John @ Oct 9 2006, 07:05 PM) View Post
QUOTE(tuppence @ Oct 9 2006, 06:44 PM) View Post

I AM ANNOYED.

That's two laptops that I've ordered which have delivery dates that keep getting set back even though I was guaranteed to have them delivered on time. I NEED A LAPTOP FOR THIS STUPID MDP CLASS.

I am going to cancel them both and order this little beast instead.

It's cute. It will make me happy.


not to burst your bubble or anything

But that laptop is a rip-off.


Agreed. You could do better than that, Tuppence.


John

Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:11 PM

QUOTE(The Wedge Effect @ Oct 9 2006, 07:09 PM) View Post

QUOTE(John @ Oct 9 2006, 07:05 PM) View Post
QUOTE(tuppence @ Oct 9 2006, 06:44 PM) View Post

I AM ANNOYED.

That's two laptops that I've ordered which have delivery dates that keep getting set back even though I was guaranteed to have them delivered on time. I NEED A LAPTOP FOR THIS STUPID MDP CLASS.

I am going to cancel them both and order this little beast instead.

It's cute. It will make me happy.


not to burst your bubble or anything

But that laptop is a rip-off.


Agreed. You could do better than that, Tuppence.



goto Mesh Computers and you could get a dual core, laptop for that price with a 17" screen, etc

ermd

Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:11 PM

No computers in the economics forum plz. kthx. laugh.gif


Terrence

Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:15 PM

I don't want a 17" laptop though.

I want the tiniest, lightest one that I can get.

Sadly, the lightest one I could find (Latitude X1) has sat in "pre-production" for AGES so I really don't think I'm going to get it.

And the retailers of the reasonably priced tiny Acer have screwed me around so I REALLY don't want to give them any of my money.

So the Vaio is cute. And I am superficial. It will make me happy.

John

Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:17 PM

I didnt say you wanted a 17" laptop, i was just stating what you could get for your money.

But i seriously suggest you check out the site, as you will get a better deal with them than with Ebuyer.

dondon

Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:19 PM

QUOTE(ermdeviation @ Oct 9 2006, 07:08 PM) View Post

Well, are we talking in general here or like, John Lennon vs Adam Smith? Or Lennon vs Marx? Or Lennon vs Malthus? No, wait, Lennon beats Malthus easy, 'cause Malthus was just plain wrong.



I completly agree with the Malthus bit, but which one would win in a fight do you think? I think Lennon because he wasn't a priest/reverend and less posh.

But the other 2 would be very hard to pick, so not in general, just all famous classical economists Vs John Lennon
Which is better?

Oh and tuppence, john and Jamie, don't go off topic like that!

John

Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:23 PM

Sorry, but we didnt get off topic, this is the what isn on your mind thread

that is what was on our minds

ermd

Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE(Donna @ Oct 9 2006, 07:19 PM) View Post

I completly agree with the Malthus bit, but which one would win in a fight do you think? I think Lennon because he wasn't a priest/reverend and less posh.

But he was a peacenik...they'd probably trade insults for a while and then Malthus would run off crying.

QUOTE(Donna @ Oct 9 2006, 07:19 PM) View Post

But the other 2 would be very hard to pick, so not in general, just all famous classical economists Vs John Lennon
Which is better?

All the classical economists...gotta be. Though John Lennon is an infinitely better user of the english language.

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