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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:06 am    Post subject: Alexander Hamilton is rolling over in his grave Reply with quote

http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-04-05-scrip_N.htm

Small communities printing local currencies?

Didn't we cover this approximately 220 years ago?

Also, shouldn't these communities desire real US dollars such that they can spend their resources on goods and services from beyond the boarders of their crappy little towns?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our friend who lectured about Walmart might say that people in those communities should take advantage of that as hard as possible, though. Even if we as Americans lose in general, they win in particular.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Hamilton says, "No."
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Secret Service needs to step in, this is their territory.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good to me.

Vernon, I thought you would be all over this sort of thing.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look, Small Is Beautiful.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kallie wrote:
Look, Small Is Beautiful.


What does that mean?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
kallie wrote:
Look, Small Is Beautiful.


What does that mean?


This guy:

http://www.amazon.com/Small-Beautiful-Economics-People-Mattered/dp/0060916303/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240419916&sr=8-1


and this guy:

http://smallisbeautiful.org/index.html

His ideas are very popular in the green/social justice community.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too bad people don't matter.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
Too bad people don't matter.


Maybe you don't matter...



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I was going to leave it at that, but if people don't matter, what's the point of anything? If we aren't striving to improve human capacity and human experience... what are we doing? And why?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kallie wrote:
mchicken wrote:
Too bad people don't matter.


Maybe you don't matter...


I certainly don't, and neither does anyone else. The capitalist machine can't be stopped.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lugo wrote:
Vernon, I thought you would be all over this sort of thing.


What?

I think not.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaster wrote:
lugo wrote:
Vernon, I thought you would be all over this sort of thing.


What?

I think not.


Weren't you sort of anarchist or communist or something? An enemy of large government, at least?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lugo wrote:
jaster wrote:
lugo wrote:
Vernon, I thought you would be all over this sort of thing.


What?

I think not.


Weren't you sort of anarchist or communist or something? An enemy of large government, at least?


Not even a little bit. Have you ever met this kid? Have you ever looked at his avatars?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah... I love large government, paternalism, and authoritarianism. I also love multi-national corporations.

Communism? Is that some sort of joke?

Anarchists can go to Hell.
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