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  1. “In reality, the Nordic economies do not provide...

    “In reality, the Nordic economies do not provide any support for the idea that relatively high levels of state ownership are incompatible with stable and successful economies. Sweden has 48...
  2. First, that’s a different point to the one you...

    First, that’s a different point to the one you had made before I replied.

    Second, I can’t assess it without some data or citations.

    Third, in polls, the picture appears mixed.

    Fourth, I...
  3. As well as a strong welfare safety net, they have...

    Most, if not all, western democracies are a blend of capitalism and socialism.[/QUOTE]

    I would not call it a blend exactly. They are merely capitalist countries with a strong safety net.[/QUOTE]
    ...
  4. Hey, in those countries, the word socialism did...

    Hey, in those countries, the word socialism did not become an automatic bogeyman pejorative the way it did in your country, where the rich and powerful endlessly brainwashed people with exaggerated...
  5. It's your opinion that it's bad behaviour. The...

    There's nothing honorable about finding new ways to engage in bad behavior.[/QUOTE]
    It's your opinion that it's bad behaviour. The controversial question of whether it is or not is not settled or...
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    Your study must have been badly flawed. Loren...

    Racists have been trying to prove it for some time but haven't found anything that actually shows it. Everything we see is cultural or medical (nutrition, disease), not genetic.[/QUOTE]
    You just...
  7. That’s a terrible piece, in my opinion, and just...

    That’s a terrible piece, in my opinion, and just contributes to the unnecessary over-reaction.

    In fact, the writer is additionally over-reacting to what the male actor said in his interview, imo.
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    Well at least that was mercifully short, for a...

    About what your analogy (or perhaps I mean metaphor) is, yes, I am now. About your point? no. And I'm rapidly losing interest in it, whatever it was.[/QUOTE]

    Then fuck off. No one asked you to...
  9. Well, that is the point at which I get rather...

    Well, that is the point at which I get rather lost in the detail. My economics is weak, especially my American economics, not to mention politics.

    I will only say this, even if it's not the remit...
  10. I definitely don't see you as being unreasonable....

    I definitely don't see you as being unreasonable. Quite the opposite. I was, in fact, surprised to see it was you asking the follow-up question to Loren's (imo untenable) claim.

    As to economics,...
  11. Sure. But at the same time, what I see a lot of,...

    Generally, on this forum, some forms of derail are allowed. The title of this thread is "Here’s how much America’s billionaires give to charity, in one chart". If no side discussions were allowed,...
  12. Yes, but the point at hand was about something...

    Yes, but the point at hand was about something else. It was about Loren’s claim that those at the bottom are not adversely affected by those at the top, or by the power imbalance.

    And on what you...
  13. Isn't the second part of both of those (my bold)...

    Buying insulin?[/QUOTE]

    Well that's a matter of insufficient safety net, not power. Bill Gates having more Microsoft stock than I does not affect my ability to afford insulin if I needed.[/QUOTE]...
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    I don't know what you mean by the 'spoke for the...

    I don't know what you mean by the 'spoke for the UK' part. I was merely informing you that caveat emptor is not applied in consumer law in the UK.
  15. We have that because it's short for mathematics,...

    We have that because it's short for mathematics, which has an 's' because it's plural, because there are several types of mathematics (geometry, calculus, algebra, etc) hence maths (plural) is...
  16. The impression I have got, since starting to...

    The impression I have got, since starting to learn more about this topic and reading about it quite a lot during my time here, is that the American universities, or some at least, those that practice...
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    No, in the literal sense. That would seem...

    Perhaps in an ironic sense....[/QUOTE]

    No, in the literal sense.



    That would seem to be quite a bit like Monopoly Capitalism.
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    I see you've changed the wording even more this...

    I see you've changed the wording even more this time around. Now it's 'marketing' and 'capitalism' for some odd reason.

    I'm also not sure why you used the word equivocate, but it may not matter.
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    About what your analogy (or perhaps I mean...

    About what your analogy (or perhaps I mean metaphor) is, yes, I am now. About your point? no. And I'm rapidly losing interest in it, whatever it was.
  20. Ok, on checking it seems you were right....

    So you didn't say "school leavers who get accepted into multiple Ivy League universities are almost always black". I see. I'm going to have to get my laptop screen seen to, or my eyes tested, one or...
  21. So you didn't say "school leavers who get...

    So you didn't say "school leavers who get accepted into multiple Ivy League universities are almost always black". I see. I'm going to have to get my laptop screen seen to, or my eyes tested, one or...
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    Obviously I'm generalising. For example, not all...

    Obviously I'm generalising. For example, not all white-skinned people could stay indoors most of the time. But there were just more of them that needed to, could and did. And when farming was...
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    Sorry, I edited and added to my post while you...

    Sorry, I edited and added to my post while you were replying.

    As I said, it's complicated. Blacks were generally better at sports, but as you say, it was mostly the ones where athleticism and not...
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    I'm not a leftist though. Well, compared to you I...

    I'm not a leftist though. Well, compared to you I am, but so is nearly everyone in the world.

    Ok, I'll try to make a start, in the hope that you can at least accept some of it, even if it...
  25. Not to be pedantic or anything, but you did in...

    Not to be pedantic or anything, but you did in fact claim they were almost always black.
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