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    “There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch”.


    Completely True. But some people think that making someone else pay for something makes it free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    “There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch”.
    Technically there is! Non-rivalry in consumption of public goods...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    I love how people who think that government exists solely so that they can get free stuff think that other people are greedy.
    Corporate welfare is the scourge on our economy, not social welfare.
    Conservatives have been waiting over 40 years for their trickledown, but history has shown it won't happen.
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    Love it... people who don't understand capitalism trying to explain the problems in capitalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    Love it... people who don't understand capitalism trying to explain the problems in capitalism.
    Like watching foreigners explain America to its citizens, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    I love how people who think that government exists solely so that they can get free stuff think that other people are greedy.
    Price gouging is greedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Æthelfrith View Post
    Prices tend to show a level of rigidity. Price falls can encourage price wars. Price rises can be seen as unfair. The free market refuses to conform to standard supply and demand. Bit of an annoyance really
    Theory vs reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Theory vs reality.
    More post-Keynesianism, rather than Chicago school! Keynes himself managed to appreciate the importance of psychology
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    Quote Originally Posted by Æthelfrith View Post
    More post-Keynesianism, rather than Chicago school! Keynes himself managed to appreciate the importance of psychology
    Economics is, after all, a social science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Yeah, I am getting my "free" social security and my "free Medicare" I paid into for over 50 years....And Republicans vow to confiscate those funds so they can give tax cuts to billionaires...
    So you've paid in more than you will take out?

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