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

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by BROWNer, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

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

    George A. Akerlof, 2001 Nobel prize laureate who teaches economics at the University of California in Berkeley.
    BERLIN - American Nobel Prize laureate for Economics George A. Akerlof lashed out at the government of US President George W. Bush, calling it the "worst ever" in American history, the online site of the weekly Der Spiegel magazine reported Tuesday.

    "I think this is the worst government the US has ever had in its more than 200 years of history. It has engaged in extradordinarily irresponsible policies not only in foreign policy and economics but also in social and environmental policy," said the 2001 Nobel Prize laureate who teaches economics at the University of California in Berkeley.

    "This is not normal government policy. Now is the time for (American) people to engage in civil disobedience. I think it's time to protest - as much as possible," the 61-year-old scholar added.

    Akerlof has been recognized for his research that borrows from sociology, psychology, anthropology and other fields to determine economic influences and outcomes.

    His areas of expertise include macro-economics, monetary policy and poverty.
    http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0729-06.htm

    heh
     
  2. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2003 Messages: 647 Likes Received: 0
    I want to see them start a smear campaign on this guy like they did actors who protested the war-

    "George A. Akerlof- usually on point, but wrong this time!"
     
  3. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    i don't.

    i read some funny shit today from this guy, he
    was talking about how to sum up the republican right
    wingers in a simple, adroit way..start calling them
    'cheap labor conservatives'. anyhow.....
    i like that term.
     
  4. 455

    455 Guest

    I didn't vote for the cocksucker....I voted for Gore.
     
  5. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Small government fiscal policies (tax cut) plus big government spending (Iraq costing $1 billion a week) = $450 billion debt (worst in American history by a long shot).
     
  6. What i love about the whole thing is that i have the impression that if Bush was a bit more carefull in economy he'd had chances of getting re-ellected. It seems to me like economy is the pain spot for the majority of americans. I love it cause the clown goes down and i hate it cause in depth its the same motive.

    Since i live in europe, please tell me, do americans (in general) give a shit to find out if saddam had or had not WMD's?
     
  7. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Member

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    They couldn't pull one off on the same terms, which is what I would like to see them try and do. Bringing light to this guy's education and work would only bolster his arguement.
    Just a general smear campaign would suck, you are right.

    "In the long term, a deficit of this magnitude is not manageable. We are moving into the period when, beginning around 2010, baby boomers are going to be retiring. That is going to put a severe strain on services like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. This is the time when we should be saving. "
    Good point.
     
  8. old*824

    old*824 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2003 Messages: 1,362 Likes Received: 0
    a drunk vandal once said...."if yahll stupid motherfuckers in this country stopped paying your taxes, what the fuck they gonna do?"

    besides that......we would have the money and the power and the feds would have a whole lot of debt.

    second ammendment revoloutionary? nahhhh...not me. nope, not even.
     
  9. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    FUCK BUSH! FUCK BUSH!
     
  10. TEARZ

    TEARZ Guest

    truth speakah
     
  11. $360

    $360 Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 2,600 Likes Received: 1
    well, mr.tesser, in a way yes and in a way no. most of us didnt want to go to war in the first place, so in that sence, no. BUT, we have invaded, killed, and are now searching, and the man is indeed a monster, so we mind as well since we are there, "get our hands on him"

    as for WMD, we were all lied to. 9/11 was scary shit for everyone, and a small nuke could take out every single person in my city, so to say the least, we were scared shitless and got taken adantage of because of it.

    455:i didnt vote for that asshole eaither, i voted gore. although, i wanted to vote nader, but i knew if bush won the state id never forgive myself for it.
     
  12. $360

    $360 Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 2,600 Likes Received: 1
    p.s. this is just MY oppinion. please dont jump down my throat if you think differently.
     
  13. old*824

    old*824 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2003 Messages: 1,362 Likes Received: 0
    dont take this personal....

    BUT TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, THE ONLY REASON SADDAM HAD WMDS IS BECAUSE AFFILIATES AND THOSE IN POWER CURRENTLY SOLD THEM TO HIM AND LOOKED THE OTHER WAY WHEN HE USED THEM.

    WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK HAS BEEN SADDAMS BIGGEST OIL CUSTOMER OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS? HALIBURTON.

    HAH.....GOD SUPPOSEDLY TOLD GWB...BY HIS OWN ADDMISSION AT THAT...TO DO TO THIS UNJUST BLOOD DRIPPING COUNTRY WHAT HE HAS DONE.....

    TRY SATAN BITCH....

    DONT TRIP, THESE STUPID MOTHERFUCKERS ELECTED TO TAKE THE SLOW ESCALATOR RIDE TO HELL.
     
  14. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    The election was a sham anyways. It's good to hear someone in such a respectable position speak out on these numerous atrocities. At least people will listen to him. I'm tired of being ruled by idiots....
     
  15. old*824

    old*824 Senior Member

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