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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wall street protesters (a bit of irony)

This one is just too good not to share...


Oh, and heck, speaking of irony, here's another one...


Have a nice weekend!

P.S. I am also reminded of this classic scene from the Life of Brian: What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?

13 comments:

  1. Not very good irony I think, let's go straight with the quasi-Godwin point: do you think slaves should not have revolted against their owners because they are fed by them ?

    The second image is more fun though !

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  2. Irony? If someone is complaining of the harm a tapeworm is doing to him, is it irony to point out that his silk tie could not exist without silkworms? I would call that obtuse rather than ironic.

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  3. It made me think of a dialogue by the Swedish novelist August Strindberg. I'll attempt to translate (I know, I'm terrible at this):

    - What did you tell the man over there?
    - I told him to work harder.
    - What right do you have to command him?
    - I pay him.
    - How much do you pay?
    - About $100 a day.
    - Where does that money come from?
    - I sell stone.
    - Who mines the stone?
    - He does.
    - How much does he mine in one day?
    - Oh, pretty much.
    - How much do you get from it?
    - About $500.
    - But then he's paying you $400 so you can command him to work harder?
    - Yes, but I own the tools and the machinery.
    - How did you become an owner of those?
    - I sold mined stone so I could buy them.
    - Who mined the stone?
    - Shut up, fool!

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  4. -How does he know where to mine the stone?
    -Who put together the team to help him mine the stone?
    -Who found the people who wanted to buy this stone...

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  5. they're against bailouts - but they want their own bailout.

    they're against special interests - but they're allied with the unions.

    they're against crony capitalism - but they're allied with obama supporters.

    they claim voting doesn't work - but many of them have never voted.

    the list goes on.

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  6. Kevin,

    So a market-based system is a parasite?

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  7. Well, I was under the impression its not corporations that they are against, but the Federal Reserve and its undemocratic bailout of failed banks. Its called Occupy Wall Street.

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  8. Indeed. It is generally accepted that Ben & Jerry walk in the light.

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  9. This is very random, but I was wondering if you had seen any of these papers:

    Baker/Bloom/Davis
    http://goo.gl/5Upgm
    TLDR: VAR+uncertainty index

    Jermann/Quadrini and Perri/Quadrini
    http://goo.gl/fS6M9
    http://goo.gl/v7GRG
    TLDR: RBC+Financial frictions/shock

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  10. "Well, I was under the impression its not corporations that they are against, but the Federal Reserve and its undemocratic bailout of failed banks. Its called Occupy Wall Street."

    They seem to think that they are against corporations. Read their signs.

    "undemocratic bailout"?

    TARP was passed by a democratically elected Congress and signed into law by the democratically elected President. Read a newspaper.

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  11. if people were really unhappy about the bailouts, it sure wasn't reflected in last year's midterms; reelection rate 85%.

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  12. I see a "End the Fed" sign. I also see an obtuse Fed lacky who steals food from my dinner table posting propaganda to try and insure that he continues to be able to steal food and tuition money from my children.

    Keep it up.

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  13. "I see a "End the Fed" sign. I also see an obtuse Fed lacky who steals food from my dinner table posting propaganda to try and insure that he continues to be able to steal food and tuition money from my children."

    Ah, the wonders of education -- excepting grammar, spelling, and economics, of course.

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