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"Not only was the last decade the best of my life, it was best for the world"

biography creates ideology, robin. you are believing what is most convenient to you. what are your thoughts on peak oil, global warming, exponential population growth, corporate control of legislative powers, factory farming, worldwide pollution, and the american military industrial complex?

just wondering.

or just keep on believing that as capitalism grows and economies grow, that standards of living improve across the board, and that the rising tide lifts all boats.

no one is drowning, robin, as long as you are on dry land.

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Here's an instance of what Jason Ruspini described, just above:

http://www.appleinsider.com...

It is a story about Chinese swallowing Android for their own selfish corporate and nationalistic purpose, adding nothing to the value chain, and contributing nothing back.

Jason's comment has been ignored by Robin, I see.

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Two more reports on increasing poverty over two recent time scales.http://www.rawstory.com/rs/...http://www.washingtonsblog....

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But over time, farmers began to regard the trees in their fields as their property, and in recent years the government has recognized the benefits of this by allowing individuals to own trees.

Yet another example of the power of property rights.

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Label meister Mike. I'm curious. Are you one of today's young republicans? If so you might care to see what your party's leaders were saying and doing when I was a sprat.http://tinyurl.com/478wy4o

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Seems like more than one mainstream media outlet has reported on the lead of illiterate african farmers in reducing poverty.http://tinyurl.com/46hndhwhttp://www.nytimes.com/2007...

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A ridiculous piece from a ridiculous source.

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Whoo Man, here I was thinking, that as we are living in the 6th extinction period, a time when Europe is out of dough, China out of water, and the U.S. taxpayers are hocked out to the distant future, "we" (neoliberal elite mandarin class) were managing some numerous things wrong and might try to learn to see the big picture and learn to do things differently. So (out of carpentry work me)when I first read this, I wondered where the Brookings folks were coming from with their back slapping. So off to Google. and Ah Ha! there is Another point of view relating to those Indian farmer suicides, and surging mexican tortilla prices, etc.http://www.wsws.org/article...

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There are something like 10 million americans living in nutritional difficulties (they are very poor).

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Hi jason,

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Or put it another way: Westerners crap on about how bad the economic downturn is despite that's it nothing like the Great Depression and that they still live like royalty relative to the poorest people in the world?

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One of Tyler's claims is that stagnating technological growth is indicated by a plateau in American median income. Since technology is not the providence of one nation, it's rather difficult to see why one country's economic growth should be a measure of innovation.

Especially since the world at large is showing the complete opposite - historically rapid growth.

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That more seems like a misrepresentation of Robin's position, given he has done nothing more than draw an interesting contrast between a US-centric position and a global one - there is barely even an implicit critique of Tyler here, let alone an explicit one.

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They don't. As the other commenters say, Robin is just wildly misrepresenting Tyler's position.

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Is it odd that economists should have diametrically opposed opinions on a question that's so (one would think) easy?

Also, shouldn't the difference in opinion compel you to update your priors?

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Hi Robin, can you list some innovations and inventions that have originated in the emerging world and cannot fairly be called "copying"? I am frankly having trouble.

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