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Forum: General Discussion Today, 20:28
Replies: 39
Views: 1,888
Posted By Anachrony
What the hell kind of standards do UK...

What the hell kind of standards do UK universities have if their final year economics students are not prepared for such basic mathematics? They're not history majors; their whole field is...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 19:06
Replies: 537
Views: 19,410
Posted By Anachrony
Ethics in journalism?

Ethics in journalism?
Forum: General Discussion Today, 05:49
Replies: 537
Views: 19,410
Posted By Anachrony
It's always the same. None of them can come...

It's always the same. None of them can come right out and define their movement in sensible terms for a neutral outsider. When they try, they just talk in circles as if they know they'll sound bad...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 18:19
Replies: 39
Views: 1,888
Posted By Anachrony
You do realize the answer isn't going to be...

You do realize the answer isn't going to be something like "5", right? It requires explanation and discussion, which some of us have already done. Do you not even understand it enough to understand...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 00:09
Replies: 39
Views: 1,888
Posted By Anachrony
I haven't been introduced to the concepts either,...

I haven't been introduced to the concepts either, properly or otherwise, but it makes enough sense to make a reasonable attempt at answering it. And I'm not alone in this thread.

Economics is...
Forum: General Discussion 30-01-2015, 23:32
Replies: 39
Views: 1,888
Posted By Anachrony
For the purposes of the question it's made clear...

For the purposes of the question it's made clear enough from the context even if you haven't been introduced to the concept. It's some form of overhead that comes from having to organize and manage...
Forum: General Discussion 30-01-2015, 22:07
Replies: 39
Views: 1,888
Posted By Anachrony
Surely complaining publicly on twitter and...

Surely complaining publicly on twitter and revealing to the world how fragile and dimwitted they are is going to hurt their future prospects more than getting a slightly lower grade ever could. Is...
Forum: General Discussion 30-01-2015, 21:11
Replies: 39
Views: 1,888
Posted By Anachrony
If an economics major can't apply their skills to...

If an economics major can't apply their skills to novel situations, their degree is worthless. It's a field rooted in math and abstract reasoning, not rote memorization of textbook material. I feel...
Forum: Politics 28-01-2015, 19:28
Replies: 355
Views: 7,440
Posted By Anachrony
If the so-called "economist" literally thinks...

If the so-called "economist" literally thinks that wealth can neither be created nor destroyed, only shuffled around, then yes, the distinction must be called out, because they are clearly no...
Forum: Politics 28-01-2015, 00:15
Replies: 355
Views: 7,440
Posted By Anachrony
Just because that's what you got out of it...

Just because that's what you got out of it doesn't mean that's what he thought. It's completely wrong.



There may be winners and losers, but that doesn't mean that the amount gained is precisely...
Forum: Politics 27-01-2015, 22:09
Replies: 355
Views: 7,440
Posted By Anachrony
I've said nothing that might suggest I think...

I've said nothing that might suggest I think Greece is making good economic decisions or is a good credit risk. I said that wealth can be created or destroyed, and right now Greece is in the latter...
Forum: Politics 27-01-2015, 21:55
Replies: 355
Views: 7,440
Posted By Anachrony
No? If you think that's a relevant question to...

No?

If you think that's a relevant question to ask me, perhaps you should work on reading comprehension.
Forum: Politics 27-01-2015, 21:50
Replies: 355
Views: 7,440
Posted By Anachrony
That doesn't create wealth, it just dilutes...

That doesn't create wealth, it just dilutes whatever amount of wealth actually exists in that nation and inflates the currency. But some actions do create or destroy wealth.
Forum: Politics 27-01-2015, 21:45
Replies: 355
Views: 7,440
Posted By Anachrony
Economists would strongly disagree. The global...

Economists would strongly disagree. The global economy is not a zero sum game. Wealth can literally be created or destroyed, and not just shifted around. Labor (applied towards a useful goal) can...
Forum: Politics 27-01-2015, 20:35
Replies: 355
Views: 7,440
Posted By Anachrony
It's not a zero sum game, so no that's not true. ...

It's not a zero sum game, so no that's not true. The overall economy can actually increase on a per capita basis. Or decrease. Helping some people rise up from poverty into the working class or...
Forum: Politics 27-01-2015, 09:53
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By Anachrony
I thought that was 0.5% for the year, which would...

I thought that was 0.5% for the year, which would suck. But it was for 3 months, and it grew by 2.6% for the whole year, which is not too bad, considering.
Forum: General Discussion 27-01-2015, 01:52
Replies: 246
Views: 5,286
Posted By Anachrony
Religion is an ideology. You are free to change...

Religion is an ideology. You are free to change your mind about ideologies, so it is fair to criticize someone for choosing to hold on to a bad one. It's different from race, gender, disability,...
Forum: Politics 27-01-2015, 01:24
Replies: 355
Views: 7,440
Posted By Anachrony
Yep, and so many of those projects are worthless,...

Yep, and so many of those projects are worthless, redundant, frivolous, etc. Fun to work on and of significant value to anyone else are two entirely different things. It's the difference between a...
Forum: TV Shows: US 26-01-2015, 23:36
Replies: 29
Views: 1,658
Posted By Anachrony
And the Great British Bake Off is the most...

And the Great British Bake Off is the most watched show in the UK, so what's your point?

There are a large number and variety of excellent serial dramas produced in the US. They get slightly lower...
Forum: Politics 26-01-2015, 17:30
Replies: 355
Views: 7,440
Posted By Anachrony
If you perform the same mathematical operation on...

If you perform the same mathematical operation on UK income that you performed on US income, spreading out average income among children and such, then it would be the case that only a relatively...
Forum: Politics 26-01-2015, 02:19
Replies: 355
Views: 7,440
Posted By Anachrony
So your original post about how most people...

So your original post about how most people reading this were in the top 1% was actually completely false, and you're backtracking away from it? Because your goalpost has shifted to something that...
Forum: Politics 25-01-2015, 19:51
Replies: 355
Views: 7,440
Posted By Anachrony
There is no link discussing your specific point,...

There is no link discussing your specific point, because it is too stupid for a serious publication to dignify with a response. But there are many public, easily measured, and undisputed statistics...
Forum: Politics 25-01-2015, 11:40
Replies: 355
Views: 7,440
Posted By Anachrony
Nevertheless the statistic is demonstrably false...

Nevertheless the statistic is demonstrably false and misleading for the reasons I described. The only way you wouldn't immediately dismiss it as such if you don't understand the world population and...
Forum: Politics 25-01-2015, 10:56
Replies: 355
Views: 7,440
Posted By Anachrony
It's total misleading nonsense. Wealthy, first...

It's total misleading nonsense. Wealthy, first world countries make up over 15% of the world's population. The United States, European Union, Japan, Australia, Canada, etc, combined, make up over a...
Forum: Politics 25-01-2015, 07:16
Replies: 161
Views: 4,148
Posted By Anachrony
It would have been possible to use the oil wealth...

It would have been possible to use the oil wealth to help the poor in a more sustainable way, but they coupled some good policies with some very, very bad ones. Venezuela was already just barely...
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