Triple Helix: national governments, industry, and higher education

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    The Triple Helix homepage

    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0019/001937/193750e.pdf

    Republicans believe universities are hotbeds of liberalism and education is overrated (after all, science is a faith, evolution a lie and climate change a conspiracy).

    Government should "get out of the way" (because they can't do anything right. Look at 8 years under Bush. That proves it.)

    Business can do it all, just don't tax them and give them money (because they are sitting on trillions in unspent capital).

    This is why our asses are getting kicked around the world. Especially Asia. They refer to the "Triple Helix" as the "Golden Helix" because they understand such a partnership brings in the dough.

    We have to get away from this Republican fantasy of economics. They can't even say "supply and demand".
     
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    Does anyone know what "supply and demand" is?
     
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    You think all we need to do is take money from rich guys and give it to poor guys, they spend it and the problem is over? You didn't learn anything from the 800 billion stimulus, when the money runs out so does the stimulus?
     
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    There is no capital in patriotism.
     
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    Are you suggesting it is unpatriotic to turn a profit?
     
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    Half the stimulus was tax cuts.

    How is "supply and demand" taking from rich people in and giving to poor?

    Why do Republicans think investing in America is a "BAD" thing?
     
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    You sure seem not to understand that term at all.

    The supply of college grads...... far out weighs the number of jobs available for what ever field they chose to study.


    Or haven't you been paying attention to those details?
     
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    I thought it was one third. Tell me about these tax cuts, my taxes didn't go down. You're talking 250-300 billion in tax cuts, where'd that money go?

    C'mon dude, when you start talking about supply and demand, everybody ont his board realizes you're talking about income redistribution. You want to increase demand by taxing the rich a lot more and spreading the wealth to the lower income folks, don't be playing games here.

    Repubs DO think investing in the USA is a GOOD thing, that is why they are against the Obama tax increases. When they always say "job creators", they're talking about rich investors and entrepeneurs who will start up new businesses which results in more job creation. Is it not obvious that if you take more money in the form of higher taxes that you will have less private money invested in new businesses?
     
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    So you're saying that government is subject to supply and demand?

    Maybe you're right. There must be a high demand for government because the fucking government is costing us more than ever with no end in sight.

    So when are you sheep going to realize that the less you all want the fucking government to take care of you, the more money you'll have in your pocket?
     
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    We know you possess an incredibly immense supply of rank stupidity, and that there's virtually no demand (outside of the DNC) for it.

    Little wonder you dump so much of it here for free. :lol:
     
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