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Who wants small government? : Comments

By Don Aitkin, published 8/10/2015

Inequality in income is only one form of inequality, and not necessarily the most important form. But economists, understandably, see it as central.

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everybody forgets about the "fourth estate" in our democracy & it is not media. the first three, administrative, legislative & judicial work together with appropriate separation, co-operation, checks & balances to become "the state".

Then the same rules apply to the two remaining powers, church & state which form a civilized society or culture. This is what was intended by our founding fathers, 100 to 300 years ago when all these powers were written into our constitution & those of all other anglosphere nations.
Posted by imacentristmoderate, Thursday, 8 October 2015 6:09:52 AM
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Trick questions to Rotarians (my narrowed minded, socialist, small business father was one of them, and I have opinions on Rotary) aside, I want small government. Government should be involved in defence, foreign affairs, regulation, supply of utilities (which it is now dodging), and little else. There is too much government meddling in things that it has no expertise in.

Good cartoon, OLO.
Posted by ttbn, Thursday, 8 October 2015 9:14:01 AM
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Ttbn Another abstract comment. Give us some more of what you are proposing. [ cartoons ]
Posted by doog, Thursday, 8 October 2015 9:30:18 AM
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Doog,

Apart from your obvious ignorance of the meaning of 'abstract', which in no way applies to my opinion and belief, in what I thought would be my last response to any of of your really, really stupid comments on everything and anything, a few days go, I asked why you persisted in demanding explanations from other posters when you took no notice of their responses.

Now, this is the last time I will be taking any notice of your garbage. It's one thing to argue with sane people who don't agree with me, but my patience with nitwits is exhusted.
Posted by ttbn, Thursday, 8 October 2015 11:30:36 AM
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Don you offer considerable praise of these authors, despite admitting their reasoning is very faulty.

It would seem that many such as them know what they want, but their understanding & reasoning is so faulty that their opinions are actually detrimental.

You quote them, "Economics is about ensuring that scarce resources are put to their socially best use, and it is becoming increasingly obvious that the capacity of our ecosystems to support human life is a crucial and over-exploited resource. We may not be able to predict the exact consequences of two or five degrees of warming, for example, but most rigorous projections show that it would be costly in the extreme", which shows they have no real understanding of their topic.

It is a fact that an infinitely small number of authors have enough math to understand these subjects. They write on emotion, not understanding.

Equally unfortunate is the fact that a similarly small numbers of mathematicians have enough writing ability, or interest in the written word, to inform others that really do need to be informed.

This is really unfortunate, when so many confidence tricksters have climbed onto the environmental band wagon, & are exploiting well meaning people quite ruthlessly. With so many authors & politicians unable to decipher fact from fiction, I'm afraid we are in for a very bumpy ride to the bottom of the pile, we once climbed so bravely.
Posted by Hasbeen, Thursday, 8 October 2015 3:30:24 PM
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Ttbn I would defy anyone to decipher what you had written, nothing made sense. You have opinions of Rotary. Was that your mind ticking over or did it just happen by itself.

The title said . Who wants small govt;

I am sorry if you donít like my garbage, itís a matter of whoís side you are on doesnít it.
Posted by doog, Thursday, 8 October 2015 4:08:29 PM
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