Peter Schiff Officially Running for Senate in CT

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    Peter Schiff May Launch Run For Senate On TV Today -- Courant.com

    He just made the official announcement on Morning Joe and he's officially going to be running in the Republican primary for Chris Dodd's seat. Connecticut now has the chance to elect somebody who actually understands economics, unlike Chris Dodd.

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    http://www.schiffforsenate.com
     
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    I'm going to be backing Peter Schiff.

    I have already donated to his campaign.
     
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    Who the fuck is that?

    (Please don't interpret my question as that I even care the slightest...because if I did, I would look him up to find out who he is. As it stands, I care so little about this subject matter that I will not even check back on this thread to see if it was answered. Therefore, consider the above question rhetorical and just ignore it.)
     
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    I have a feeling you won't be able to resist looking back in just to see if anybody did answer your question despite you telling us not to, so I'll answer it. Peter Schiff is the man who predicted that this recession would happen years before it did. You can watch the video I provided to see him predicting it while getting laughed at by other economists who, of course, turned out to be dead wrong.
     
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    I listened to him recently and he came across as another moonie libertarian ideologue. Whenever anyone gets into these materialistic interpretations of economics, I wonder have they ever encountered human behavior in all its complexity both good and bad?
     
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    Most of what happens in economics is materialistic because people are materialistic, you half-wit.
     
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    better a libertarian that believes government should take less from us and allow people to be responsible for themselves than a moon eyed moonbat who believes government should take everything from us and enact liberty ending laws "for our own good"
     
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    A "libertarian ideologue" that predicted our current recession when none of the Keynesians you cling to did. I wonder why that was? As for human behavior, it's the very back bone of Austrian economics. It's why Mises titled his magnum opus Human Action and why he defined praxeology as the science of human action.
     
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    While I'm disappointed in his errors in 2008 about foreign equities and the Dollar, I still respect him in a way that I'd be happy to have him represent the people of this country.

    He should get Ron Paul money too, which will be a boost for his campaign. He also ought to use some of his own wealth, because this is probably the most important thing he's ever done in his life. What better way to spend your fortune?
     
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    All economics is based upon human actions.

    But the contemptibly arrogant Keynesian technocrats and their cargo cultists in politics, pop culture and the media believe that they're mass mind readers and herders of humanity.
     

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