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IM2

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NOTE TO IM2: Consider the following from your previous post: "...they lack a key skill called “metacognition.” This is the ability to know when you’re not good at something by stepping back, looking at what you’re doing, and then realizing that you’re doing it wrong."

Does this apply to Negroes who consistently elect corrupt democrats in cities like Phila, Detroit, Boston, NYC, and Chicago...then wonder why things never get better? Is there a large-scale lack of metacognition?

It applies to whites who argue about 4-5 cities and then fail to recognize that republicans run in those elections and lose because what they propose just isn't going to address the problem.

And things like this:

How Chicago's White Donor Class Distorts City Policy | Demos

The failure to understand human nature on the right has led to record deficits because of the belief that if you cut taxes for the rich, they will not keep the additional profits but will spend that profit to create jobs.
 
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Continuing on the theme of what imbeciles Democrat/Leftist "experts" are, I just saw this note about NY's absurd "turn-'em-loose" law.


"Think Tank Floats Fix for New York’s Disastrous Bail Reform
On Jan. 1, New York became the latest state to largely do away with cash bail, prohibiting its use for all misdemeanors and many felony offenses. The results have not been encouraging. Crime rates have spiked in New York City and polling support for bail reform has more or less collapsed.

...the cost associated with certain criminal activity may be perceived as lower by criminal actors, who, in turn, may now be less likely to be deterred by the prospect of an arrest," Mangual writes.
The bill, signed in April by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.), categorically prohibits judges from holding an arrested offender on bail ...

...New York needs to permit judges to weigh an offender's risk to public safety when considering whether to release the offender before a trial. New York is, he notes, the only state that does not currently allow such calculations, requiring judges only to consider a person's probability of failing to appear at trial.

—the left-leaning Vera Institute of Justice estimated that 90 percent of arrestees will be released, resulting in a 40 percent reduction in the state jail population. That, in turn, means more criminals on the street and more crime. NYPD statistics show a 17 percent bump in major crimes in January 2020 over the preceding January. "
Think Tank Floats Fix for New York's Disastrous Bail Reform
 
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7. Of course, one should expect that ‘experts’ living under a regime would say what they are forced to say….truth be damned.

But…..it would be a mistake to believe that only those ‘experts’ under Communist’s control parrot the propaganda. How about a bunch of ‘free’ folks doing the very same:


a. First, there is John Kenneth Galbraith, considered a saint and Liberal icon, who, in 1984, offered his considered opinion of the future of communism:
"That the Soviet system has made great material progress in recent years is evident both from the statistics and from the general urban scene. . . . One sees it in the appearance of solid well-being of the people on the streets . . . and the general aspect of restaurants, theatres and shops. . . . Partly, the Russian system succeeds because, in contrast with the Western industrial economies, it makes full use of its manpower." FACTS FROM THE U.S.S.R.

See the year in which that was stated?



b. "WHEN LESTER THUROW TALKS, DEMOCRATS LISTEN... liberal economist..." Fortune Magazine, 1987
In 1989 Thurow wrote this:

“Can economic command [communism, as opposed to the free market] significantly … accelerate the growth process? The remarkable performance of the Soviet Union suggests that it can … Today the Soviet Union is a country whose economic achievements bear comparison with those of the United States.” Justice to Ronald Reagan

Get that????
Another 'brilliant' Liberal economist out to support communism, i.e., command and control by big government.




c. In 1970 the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, and the author of the best-selling and most popular economics text was Paul Samuelson.
"As non-economist Tim Bethell pointed out in a 1988 article in National Review,successive editions of Samuelson's Economics showed a graph of relative growth rates for the US and Soviet economies with the Soviet growth rate rising more steeply than the American one. ....the Soviets were projected to overtake the US in about twenty-five years."
John O’Sullivan, The President, the Pope, And the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World, p. 255

"With each new edition of the book, the date of intersection with the US economy was shifted out into the future. Samuelson's seventh edition (1967) ....put the Soviet economy at 50% of the US in 1960...with intersection ...in about 1990.
By the tenth edition (1976)....Soviet GDP had moved ahead to 57% of US........intersection point around the year 2000.

The graph has been dropped from Samuelson's ...(twelfth) edition.



BTW.... "It is a vulgar mistake to think that most people in Eastern Europe are miserable," wrote Samuelson in the tenth edition of his textbook "Economics." This, mind you, in the aftermath of the 1953 East German uprising, the 1956 Hungarian uprising and the Poznan protests in Poland, the 1968 revolution in Czechoslovakia--all suppressed with bloodshed by Soviet tanks."
http://www.beichman.com/Articles/SAMUELSN.htm


Reagan, on the other had it 100% correct.
But....who gets taught in the university???



Who ya' gonna believe.....'experts'???
 
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8. And not just economics 'experts'!
The very same inclinations apply to historians and foreign policy experts being paid to indoctrinate our students.


Seweryn Bialer "is emeritus professor of political science at Columbia Universityand an expert on the Communist parties of the Soviet Union and Poland. He was the Director of Columbia's Research Institute on International Change."
Seweryn Bialer - Wikipedia

Columbia....the finest of higher education institutions, but the original home of the neo-Marxists who fled Nazi Germany.

And, it shows.
Bialer wrote, in Foreign Affairs, in 1982, this oblique attack on Ronald Reagan: “the Soviet Union is not now nor will be during the next decade in the throes of a true system crisis, for it boasts enormous unused reserves of political and social stability that suffice to endure the deepest difficulties.”
Providence: Reagan, the Soviets, & the Ash-Heap of History | Joseph Loconte

And this:
“…such language stunned and humiliated the Soviet leaders . . . [who] believe that President Reagan is determined to deny the Soviet Union nothing less than its legitimacy and status as a global power . . . status . . . they thought had been conceded once and for all by Reagan's predecessors.”
Seweryn Bialer, "Danger in Moscow", the New York Review of Books, February 16, 1984.

And another one bites the dust.



Know what happened a scant few years later, in 1991? That’s right: the Soviet Union died.



9. Here's another version echoed in today's political conversation:

“… Reagan's "red-baiting" and "bellicose" rhetoric, as it was branded in the press, elicited widespread disapproval from the pundits. Then-New Republic editor Hendrik Hertzberg told The Washington Post that "words like that frighten the American public and antagonize the Soviets," condemning the speech as "not presidential."
Reagan: On the right side of history



Reagan was correct, as proven in 1991....and every single Leftwing economist, historian, political analyst....expert....dead wrong.


Yet every madrassa….er, university, is turning out socialists and communists who vote Democrat.
 

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We would not be concerned about poverty, deficits or any of the things we are now if not for racism.

We hear you, Brother. Preach!

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Is that how givernment assistance for corporations work? Because that's welfare. Oil subsidies, that's welfare. Farm subsidies, that's welfare. You're a mental handicap brainwashed by right wing think.

A very well-informed 'right-wing' think tank, The Cato Institute, agrees with you. In fact, they maintain that all government interference with market forces is for the benefit of someone other than the market. Political influence, whether from the consumer or the business owner, is an attempt to cheat the market.

"When buying and selling is legislated, the first thing to be bought and sold is legislators"
-- P.J. O'Rourke
 
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10. One more of those ‘experts’???

And Clinton adviser, Strobe Talbott....

.... "American foreign policy analyst associated with Yale University and the Brookings Institution, a former journalist associated with Time magazine, and a diplomat who served as [Bill Clinton's] Deputy Secretary of Statefrom 1994 to 2001." Strobe Talbott - Wikipedia
Talbott wrote this in 1981, clearly a shot at Reagan:

"Though some second-echelon hardliners in the Reagan administration...espouse the early 1950s goal of rolling back Soviet domination of Eastern Europe, the US simply does not have the military or political power to do that."


Need I remind all who insisted that Eastern Europe be bequeathed to Stalin?
Franklin Roosevelt left Eastern Europe to Stalin's tender mercies.

Thank God for Ronald Reagan.




11. Now….if you believe the Left isn’t still all about its ‘experts’….

“Economist Paul Krugman predicts a 'global recession with no end in sight' if Trump wins
Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman predicts a "global recession with no end in sight" if Donald Trump is elected president…
Economist Paul Krugman predicts a 'global recession with no end in sight' if Trump wins


And….


Steven Rattner: If ‘Trump Wins You Will See a Market Crash of Historic Proportions’
Steven Rattner: If ‘Trump Wins You Will See a Market Crash of Historic Proportions’
 

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