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Posted: Feb 6, 2021 - 4:59am

Yes.
 
p.s. Yes in a don't-waste-your-time-on-them way without remembering why. Here is a good example of why, cross-posted from the Vocabulary Quiz forum.
 
double-talk:

Equating zero wages for no work with a minimum wage for some work is double-talk.

“Unfortunately, the real minimum wage is always zero, regardless of the laws, and that is the wage that many workers receive in the wake of the creation or escalation of a government-mandated minimum wage, because they lose their jobs or fail to find jobs when they enter the labor force. Making it illegal to pay less than a given amount does not make a worker’s productivity worth that amount—and, if it is not, that worker is unlikely to be employed.”

       — Thomas Sowell, Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy

That is, if everyone got a living wage for work there would be many more jobs to go around, since those earners could pay for goods and services employing others. See the definition of money below.
 
....
 
“The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.”
                           — Joan Robinson
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Posted: Feb 6, 2021 - 4:33am

 rhahl wrote:
 
I thought it was relevant to the discussion but you're right, it's not really.
 
Here is another tell that Thomas Sowell is mainly a careerist miserymonger. In the "documentary" he is pictured standing next to Milton Friedman, or...
 
Most bad outcomes in society come from government policies. The job of guys like this is to provide cover for bad policies, and also dream them up.
 
Friedman explained candidly how they do it sometimes:
 
“Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”
 
 
 
Basically you are describing what Friedman and Sowell are criticizing.  So you are not just wrong, you are 180 degrees Bizarro world wrong about what they are about.  Do you even know who they are??{#Stupid}
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Posted: Feb 6, 2021 - 2:14am

 black321 wrote:
 rhahl wrote:

Camille Paglia & Jordan B. Peterson

One public figure who is even always wronger than Steven Pinker is Jordan Peterson, in the way that one infinity can be larger than another infinity. For instance, Pinker never debates someone smarter than he is.
not really sure of your point, given the discussion of these two that you posted.
but I guess peterson could be viewed as wrong if you solely believe in relativism, subjectivism...sure

(and not sure why you posted this in the Recommended Documentaries topic.)
 
I thought it was relevant to the discussion but you're right, it's not really.
 
Here is another tell that Thomas Sowell is mainly a careerist miserymonger. In the "documentary" he is pictured standing next to Milton Friedman, or...
Most bad outcomes in society come from government policies. The job of guys like this is to provide cover for bad policies, and also dream them up.
 
Friedman explained candidly how they do it sometimes:
 
“Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”
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Posted: Feb 5, 2021 - 2:03pm

This was really interesting!
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Posted: Feb 5, 2021 - 9:49am



 rhahl wrote:

Camille Paglia & Jordan B. Peterson

One public figure who is even always wronger than Steven Pinker is Jordan Peterson, in the way that one infinity can be larger than another infinity. For instance, Pinker never debates someone smarter than he is.
 

not really sure of your point, given the discussion of these two that you posted.
but I guess peterson could be viewed as wrong if you solely believe in relativism, subjectivism...sure

(and not sure why you posted this in the Recommended Documentaries topic.)
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Posted: Feb 5, 2021 - 9:42am

Love Dr. Peterson, but then again I am an evil terrorist.  Speaking of terrorist, I really enjoy listening to this guy as well though I am quite sure that Lebron James knows more than all of these fellows.{#Rolleyes}
 
rhahl

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Posted: Feb 5, 2021 - 9:23am

Camille Paglia & Jordan B. Peterson

One public figure who is even always wronger than Steven Pinker is Jordan Peterson, in the way that one infinity can be larger than another infinity. For instance, Pinker never debates someone smarter than he is.
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Posted: Feb 5, 2021 - 8:31am

 black321 wrote:


 
 
 
 
I think these voices, this side of the argument need to be heard more.
They are not complete, but they have some truth that is too often drowned out. 
 
Said the terrorist.{#Wink}
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Posted: Feb 5, 2021 - 8:09am



 sirdroseph wrote:
Just in time for black history month.  This should be required viewing for African Americans.  Only they can help themselves.  This is one of the few voices that offers solutions for the black community and truly cares.  While many others look to profit off of perpetual victimization.  This man is a national treasure, one that very few people have heard of and it is by design.
{#Cry}
 
 
 
I think these voices, this side of the argument need to be heard more.
They are not complete, but they have some truth that is too often drowned out. 
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Posted: Feb 5, 2021 - 8:05am

 rhahl wrote:
 sirdroseph wrote:
 
 
 
I got up to 4:00 min. and feel comfortable saying that this is going to be full of right-wing propaganda that most people deservedly haven't heard of. The biggest tell: Steven Pinker is always wrong, starting with his hair.

 
Wow.  This is where we are.{#Sad}
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Posted: Feb 5, 2021 - 6:53am

 sirdroseph wrote:
Just in time for black history month.  This should be required viewing for African Americans.  Only they can help themselves.  This is one of the few voices that offers solutions for the black community and truly cares.  While many others look to profit off of perpetual victimization.  This man is a national treasure, one that very few people have heard of and it is by design.{#Cry}
 
 
I got up to 4:00 min. and feel comfortable saying that this is going to be full of right-wing propaganda that most people deservedly haven't heard of. The biggest tell: Steven Pinker is always wrong, starting with his hair.

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Posted: Feb 5, 2021 - 4:52am

Just in time for black history month.  This should be required viewing for African Americans.  Only they can help themselves.  This is one of the few voices that offers solutions for the black community and truly cares.  While many others look to profit off of perpetual victimization.  This man is a national treasure, one that very few people have heard of and it is by design.{#Cry}
 
 
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Posted: Dec 14, 2020 - 10:55am

 miamizsun wrote:
ok so it's a mini doc

even better
 
{#Cheers}
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Posted: Dec 14, 2020 - 10:23am

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Posted: Dec 1, 2020 - 11:53am

"The Salt of the Earth" by Wim Wenders (2015) ~ 

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Posted: Nov 11, 2020 - 11:40am

A Plastic Ocean.  2016, available on Netflix.   Stunning.
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Posted: Nov 11, 2020 - 10:58am

ok so it's a mini doc

even better


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Posted: Nov 11, 2020 - 10:57am

 Coaxial wrote:
https://films.nationalgeographic.com/rebuilding-paradise

About a place we all love...Paradise, California.{#Sad}Bring a hanky.
 

looks worthy
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Posted: Nov 11, 2020 - 7:03am

https://films.nationalgeographic.com/rebuilding-paradise

About a place we all love...Paradise, California.{#Sad}Bring a hanky.
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Posted: Oct 27, 2020 - 2:33pm

2020 Homelessness Documentary, The Wall: Raw Stories from the 2018 Minneapolis Homeless Camp



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