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US Nobel Laureate Slams Bush Gov't as "Worst" in American History

Basically, it a Nobel Prize winning economist harshly criticizing the economic policy of the Bush administration.

EDIT: Fixed link.... sorry about that.

(edited by Leroy on 29.7.03 1119)


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A.) That isn't linking for me; is it supposed to?

B.) Yasser Arafat. Nobel Prize. I don't think I need to say any more to discredit the Nobel Prize.

C.) Then again, Milton Friedman is also a Nobel laureate. [Was this Milton Friedman slamming Bush? Cuz then I might believe him.]



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D) There probably isn't a U.S. president in history who hasn't been slammed by somebody with some claim to credibility as being the "worst" in history. It just comes with the territory. I'm not sure why this is newsworthy.



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E.) "teaches at the University of California, Berkley": 'nuff said.

F.) You'd think that by making such a proclamation he'd at least provide some insight to his reasoning.



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Bush is still better than William Henry Harrison/He died in thirty days! "Oh we are the mediocre presidents..."



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    Originally posted by PalpatineW
    B.) Yasser Arafat. Nobel Prize. I don't think I need to say any more to discredit the Nobel Prize.


I believe you misspelled "Henry Kissinger."




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    Originally posted by vsp
    I believe you misspelled "Henry Kissinger."


Last time I checked, Kissinger wasn't a terrorist, no matter how hard the left tries to make him one.



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    Originally posted by Grimis

      Originally posted by vsp
      I believe you misspelled "Henry Kissinger."


    Last time I checked, Kissinger wasn't a terrorist, no matter how hard the left tries to make him one.


I have to agree with Grimis on this one. Henry Kissinger was definitely not a terrorist.

No terrorist ever could come close to pulling off Henry's body count ;)



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    Originally posted by Grimis

      Originally posted by vsp
      I believe you misspelled "Henry Kissinger."


    Last time I checked, Kissinger wasn't a terrorist, no matter how hard the left tries to make him one.



Not to continue taking this off topic, but I think its a bit more than the "Left":

Kissinger covered up Chile
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So if you facilitate the illegal bombing of Cambodia, help arm Indonesia so they can perform genocide on the East Timorese, and send US arms and money into Chile to help overthrow their democractically elected president, you are not a "terrorist"? Incdientally, all of the documents implicating Kissinger have been de-classified - its all there.

Oh, and I love how Akerlof is dismissed because he teaches at Berkeley and because Arafat received a Nobel - granted, not one economics, but obviously it doesn't matter. Akerlof got a Nobel in economics, teaches economics - so obviously he knows jack-shit about economics.



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Well, whatever. If you feel about Kissinger the way I feel about Arafat, then why do you give a rat's arse about the Nobel?



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    Originally posted by Leroy
    Oh, and I love how Akerlof is dismissed because he teaches at Berkeley and because Arafat received a Nobel - granted, not one economics, but obviously it doesn't matter. Akerlof got a Nobel in economics, teaches economics - so obviously he knows jack-shit about economics.

I'm not dismissing him becasue he teaches at Berkley; I dismiss him because he doesn't actually state any reasons why Bush is evil and horrible. The implication seems to be "because I am a Nobel Laureate and because I teach at Berkley, therefore I am right." Therer is nothing there....



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Did you read the actual interview or just the blurb at the top? The 'Worst in American History' stuff comes in at the end of the interview, while the rest of the interview actually talked about, you know, economics. That thing he teaches. Hell he even says what he thinks Bush has done wrong, and what he should've done instead. He even compliments Bush Sr!

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    Originally posted by Grimis

      Originally posted by vsp
      I believe you misspelled "Henry Kissinger."


    Last time I checked, Kissinger wasn't a terrorist, no matter how hard the left tries to make him one.



Kissy isn't a terrorist. He's a war criminal. But, both he and Arafat's Nobel Prizes tend to make me think that the judges have a rich, RICH sense of irony.

(edited by Nate The Snake on 29.7.03 2042)


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Haven't they given a Nobel Prize to Bono yet? I dunno if that'll be really cool or sad for the world at large.



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    Originally posted by Jaguar
    Did you read the actual interview or just the blurb at the top?

Actually, I didn't see the full interview: I saw the "####" which is common in press releases as being the end of the document and dismissed the rest of it...

But while he does talk about his opposition to the tax cuts, he doesn't provide any of his feelings on the Bush administration being the "worst ever" in foreign, social, and environmental policy. So he still hasn't postively defended this position yet.


    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Haven't they given a Nobel Prize to Bono yet? I dunno if that'll be really cool or sad for the world at large.

Probably both.



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Agree HUGE with Leroy here.

>sidenote<
It's just so interesting that certain portions of history are followed by certain portions of the population.
I wonder if anyone here has heard of the 5 filters of media, and Noam Chomsky...



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Ugh...Noam Chomsky...I went to hear that liberal dumbass prattle on and on and he really has nothing too interesting to say in my opinion except that we should be a bunch of socialists and liberals and basically let the country get run into the ground by poor people "who just need a helping hand"...I live in MA and we have the biggest welfare state in the country and its a joke to say the least...I am all for people needing a helping hand but jeez go out and get a job

The guy in this article, on the other hand, made some good points and most of it are things that I have trumpeted for awhile....I am by far not a liberal but why in god's name does Jack Welch, Meg Whitman, Michael Eisner or any other CEO need a tax break? Bush was put into office to help out the rich and he has done what he was put in to do.
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See, this is what distresses me. People completely dismiss people like Chomsky and Greg Palast without truly knowing their platforms. He is not on the left. Or the right. He is probably closest to the middle of any news reporter here in America. And you statement "basically let the country get run into the ground by poor prople "who just need a helping hand"" is absolutely irresponsible and ignorant.

I'm not trying to disrepectfully slam you. All I am saying is that you (and myself)like a lot of us Americans don't look far enough into the issues to really have an informed view. Why is MA such a huge welfare state? Why do people not have work in the world's most "well off" country?

And BTW, I really fuckin hate panhandlers. I feel the same way you do. Helping hands are fine, but a lot, and here in Denver, CO, A LOT more people are panhandling, and it makes me sick. I bust my ass for the DoD, and there's guys on the corner making double what I get paid for begging.




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