Finally history acknowledges government role in the Great Depression

rather than touting the Keynsian myths.

 

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  1. willsblog

    A RINO who calls himself a “Republican” is really no different from a Democrat. Both try to FORCE the country and/or economy, both try to legislate morality, both are Socialists, both tax the snot out of the working class and both try to spend themselves into wealth.

    March 30, 2017
    1. SEC

      fair assessment, many have been contaminated by Progressivism on both sides of the aisle

      March 30, 2017
  2. noahbody

    Totally fascinating

    March 30, 2017
    1. SEC

      and it gives an entirely different understanding of the situation

      March 30, 2017
      1. noahbody

        Certainly does

        March 30, 2017
        1. SEC

          it is something that truly needs to be taught if we are ever going to disabuse people of the notion that government is the solution to many things

          March 30, 2017
  3. EZWAYZ

    You need to compare that to pres. Warren G. Harding’s forgotten depression of 1920 @ https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=1ouUGtjEcwM
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    Hoover’s lack of leadership is best captured by what happened to the bonus army @ https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=eaGFvHwGwt0

    March 31, 2017
    1. SEC

      Harding and Coolidge presided over the Depression that never was

      March 31, 2017
      1. EZWAYZ

        Well, it was but their actions let it play out naturally and comparatively quickly compared to the Hoover, Roosevelt fiasco.

        March 31, 2017
        1. SEC

          that and they radically cut the government and taxes

          March 31, 2017
          1. EZWAYZ

            hmmm…perhaps that’s why it isn’t taught in history classes…

            March 31, 2017
            1. SEC

              yah think mebbe?

              March 31, 2017
          2. EZWAYZ

            Well, it’s probably a centerpiece of economics 101

            April 01, 2017
  4. belladora

    Where is Prager University ?

    March 31, 2017
    1. SEC

      on line and non-profit

      March 31, 2017
      1. belladora

        Oh, thought it was an online University. I stay MSM as it is verified.

        March 31, 2017
        1. SEC

          I sincerely disagree with you as a most respected MSM at the time completely ignored the intentional starvation of the kulaks in the Ukraine by Josef Stalin because it did not paint socialism in a good light. Today a good deal of the propagation of agenda driven doctored or faked news is found in the MSM.

          March 31, 2017
          1. belladora

            I understand. Some people use news sights that suit their own perspective. I am in the middle so I can go hard left or hard right. Issue by issue is how I “try” to process news. Take Flynn for instance, the MSM and other media sources are saying the same thing. He is looking for immunity. They each give different reasons for him wanting immunity. He was on NSC and he can only give info on higher ups POTUS or VP, Steve Bannon. I want them to fix it, don’t care who or why. Just let’s have a peaceful week or two without everyone yelling fire.

            March 31, 2017
            1. SEC

              How about this the Congress has powers to indict (fair or not) and if you are going into the “lion’s den” of hostile interlocutors who have indicated prior to your appearance that they are antagonistic to you, if hot out to get you outright, so before you consent wouldn’t you try to obtain assurance that they wouldn’t indict?

              March 31, 2017
            2. Munkyman

              You are definitely not in the middle, you are certainly to the left.

              April 03, 2017
            3. Munkyman

              When you get your news from your favorite talking head all you’re saying here is that you like [Rachel Maddow]‘s opinion & research better than you like this man’s opinion & research.

              You can pretend that the MSM is sacred compared to “that guy,” but it’s just pretend. I go with what the actual facts suggest as most likely & I tend to deal with the bitter realities as if they exist & have a bearing on things.
              The bitter reality is IF Russia meddles in our elections, they did so because we invited them to by doing the same to them. I have yet to hear one MSM commenter consider that maybe Russia wasn’t backing Trump, maybe they were backing Bernie who wanted out of the areas they want in. Maybe they just hated Hillary that much for meddling in their domestic affairs & we’re of the position ANYONE but HER!
              The full mouthfull of bitter reality here is we have no moral highground here with anyone in the world, we spy on them all & if they can afford it, they return the favor… all of them, especially Israel. So when the MSM either starts giving reasoned opinions or delivering hard news instead of emotional manipulation, then I’ll use them as reliable sources. I still go to the NYTimes to read their position on a story, then I look up what bugs me, what just doesn’t sound like the human nature I’m familiar with.

              April 03, 2017
  5. stevehayes13

    Prager University is not a university.

    March 31, 2017
    1. SEC

      Never said it was a brick and mortar institution, but there are many brick and mortar institutions with said title truly should not layh claim to it either

      March 31, 2017
      1. stevehayes13

        The fact that it does not have bricks and mortar is not why it is not a university. It is not a university because it is not an institution of higher learning.

        April 01, 2017
        1. SEC

          oh and those “established” institutions are?

          April 01, 2017
          1. stevehayes13

            Sarcasm isn’t argument.

            April 01, 2017
            1. SEC

              not sarcasm because in many ways the “accredited” institutions have ceased being institutions of learning and become centers of indoctrination

              April 01, 2017
            2. stevehayes13

              Then I suggest you get your elected representatives to stop throwing tax dollars at them.

              April 01, 2017
            3. SEC

              been trying to convince others that government should be low man on the totem pole when it comes to education matters for quite some time.

              April 01, 2017
            4. stevehayes13

              Good luck with that.

              April 02, 2017
            5. SEC

              yeah I know

              April 02, 2017
  6. Munkyman

    I don’t like his very slanted politics, I don’t trust his loyalties to the US before Israel & as noted this is not a real University, as a writer who values the meaning of things he could have gone with the equally zippy name Praeger’s Primers & been completely honest in nomenclature.
    All that aside, as our friend Steve will readily agree the messenger is not the debatable point here, it’s the premise in the cartoon that is to be debated, not the character of Mr Praeger or the validity of his “institutions.” The debatable point on the table is the quality of research & the logical reason of the opinions he’s derived from that research, then reality. Does it bear out?

    April 03, 2017
    1. SEC

      Yes it does jibe with other lesser known research

      April 03, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        Those were rhetorical devices not questions. Those are the legitimate questions about the above video, not whether the person who made it likes puppies, if Praeger U is a “real” university or what the author’s politics are. Those are devices of an ad hominem attack that is not recognized as valid in the science of debate.

        April 03, 2017
        1. SEC

          and shall we just point out that one of those “arguments” was discredited with the election of JFK

          April 03, 2017
          1. Munkyman

            ?

            April 03, 2017
            1. SEC

              Because of his faith his loyalty to the US was questioned

              April 03, 2017
            2. Munkyman

              It was a solid question, it’s the same question that put Japanese-Americans into internment camps. JFK pledged an unquestioning religious oath of obedience to the Pope before all other people when he took his 1st Communion & joined the Catholic Church as a full member. We may just be lucky that the Pope didn’t use his faith to twist him or that he died before that became a problem. We simply do not know & I’m not the type to waste a lot of time on stuff like that. You weigh the risks, commit, take your chances & deal with or luxuriate in the fruit your decisions bear… that’s more my style.
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              As for Praeger, while I’d happily trust his take on historical economics as a matter of research. I wouldn’t trust his opinion on anything regarding Israel without doing a lot of research on my own. I wouldn’t have trusted JFK when the Church was a factor to be considered & while I doubt I’d have turned in a neighbor the concept of internment seems to be an essential part of being a Republic at war IF you welcome immigration when at peace.

              April 03, 2017
            3. SEC

              as the topic at hand has notthing to do with Israel, immigration, war or peace totally irrelevant

              April 03, 2017
            4. Munkyman

              Exactly why I pointed out they had no bearing on the topic. You brought JFK & the religious contentions regarding his election into the conversation, they became relevant to your tangent.

              April 03, 2017
            5. SEC

              I remind you of your statement that provoked this discussion " I don’t trust his loyalties to the US before Israel & as noted this is not a real University"

              April 03, 2017
            6. Munkyman

              I suggest you take them in context, they were there to establish that none of those misgivings have anything to do with the value of the video which must be judged on the merits of it’s assertions & not the character of the messenger.

              April 03, 2017
            7. SEC

              some how missed that intent in context

              April 03, 2017
            8. Munkyman

              I used classic style in setting up the comment, I pointed to what I & others have against Praeger or his “University.” Then the next paragraph stipulates that none of that matters if we’re debating the merits of the video. I go on to point to the type of questions that do have a bearing on the validity of the assertions/assessments of the video. Then specifically in my 1st reply to your 1st comment said that ad hominem attacks have no place in honest debate.

              April 03, 2017