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by gardener3
January 22nd, 2014, 2:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is broken in science
Replies: 25
Views: 6318

What is broken in science

QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaSix excellent pointsSeems ironic that the points in the article (that there are crappy bs studies) are supported by crappy bs studies.
by gardener3
January 8th, 2014, 2:52 pm
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Topic: Why atheists do not like intelligent design?
Replies: 37
Views: 6050

Why atheists do not like intelligent design?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: GamalIf you're lucky, you're special. To be honest being lucky is the only way of being special.I never understood this argument. You have a deck of cards. You randomly shuffle and get a perfect order from A to K. The problem is that any other order has just as equal a ...
by gardener3
January 8th, 2014, 2:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Creationism vs. Evolutionism
Replies: 589
Views: 203300

Creationism vs. Evolutionism

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunQuoteOriginally posted by: ExSanQuoteOriginally posted by: GamalQuoteOriginally posted by: outrunthe reason is that that there is no scientific evidence for intelligent design. none.The same with evolution. Whatever you describe as a spontaneous process, can be de...
by gardener3
January 8th, 2014, 2:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Creationism vs. Evolutionism
Replies: 589
Views: 203300

Creationism vs. Evolutionism

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteGalileo exclaimed famously that our Universe is a book written in the language of mathematics. Can mathematics exist in the absence of God? I read a good article while ago on this (<URL url="http://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/MathDrama/reading/Hamming.html"><...
by gardener3
December 22nd, 2013, 6:08 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: value investing: trying to have your cake and eat it too?
Replies: 4
Views: 6424

value investing: trying to have your cake and eat it too?

<r>Most of the action happens around earnings announcements. For instance, growth investors expect high earnings growth but are disappointed at earnings announcement and there is a correction in price. Look at figure 5 here: <URL url="http://webuser.bus.umich.edu/tradingfloor/earningstorpedo/researc...
by gardener3
December 12th, 2013, 2:16 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Is free trade the problem?
Replies: 96
Views: 24505

Is free trade the problem?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: PatInteresting story about Iowa vs. Detroit. But the numbers don't work out: It assumes that every dollar not spent on automotive labor is spend on farming labor ....The discrepancy is that for every $1 in lost wages, the price reduction of widgets is a fraction of $1, ...
by gardener3
December 9th, 2013, 5:11 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Is free trade the problem?
Replies: 96
Views: 24505

Is free trade the problem?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskNo, free trade is not the problem - the problem is capital accumulation by fixed market occupation. The solution is not protectionism and regulation, but progressive taxes and an unconditional basic income (citizen income) ...I think managing this well will...
by gardener3
December 9th, 2013, 4:51 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Is free trade the problem?
Replies: 96
Views: 24505

Is free trade the problem?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskNo, free trade is not the problem - the problem is capital accumulation by fixed market occupation. The solution is not protectionism and regulation, but progressive taxes and an unconditional basic income (citizen income) ...Yes, I think it's good to think...
by gardener3
December 9th, 2013, 4:46 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Is free trade the problem?
Replies: 96
Views: 24505

Is free trade the problem?

<r>QuoteIt's an idiom in English. For every statement/assumption there is a counter argument. And how do I quantify '80% of added value'? I think you are not realising the full impact of what outsourcing is, in the medium to long term but what do I know.I know what the phrase is, I just don't unders...
by gardener3
December 8th, 2013, 7:05 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: end of the bull market in bonds, jim rogers, and whatever
Replies: 5
Views: 6464

end of the bull market in bonds, jim rogers, and whatever

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: gardener3I can't make any sense of this. If the government prints money and pays people to watch tv, then money supply will go up and production will go down. There will be more dollars chasing fewer goods. How does this lead to deflatio...
by gardener3
December 8th, 2013, 7:03 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Is free trade the problem?
Replies: 96
Views: 24505

Is free trade the problem?

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteThere was a fed study that showed that 80% of the value added of 'made in china' products come from the US.Famous last words?What does this mean?
by gardener3
December 8th, 2013, 5:34 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: end of the bull market in bonds, jim rogers, and whatever
Replies: 5
Views: 6464

end of the bull market in bonds, jim rogers, and whatever

<t>I can't make any sense of this. If the government prints money and pays people to watch tv, then money supply will go up and production will go down. There will be more dollars chasing fewer goods. How does this lead to deflation? If the government borrows money and uses it to pay people to watch...
by gardener3
December 8th, 2013, 5:27 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Is free trade the problem?
Replies: 96
Views: 24505

Is free trade the problem?

<t>QuoteWhat do you mean by 'manufacturing', i.e. the entire value chain or just the step 'manufacturing'? The most logical solution is to have R&D, design, manufacturing (and possibly marketing and sales) close together. What are the other services in this chain?The actual production. But you a...
by gardener3
December 8th, 2013, 5:16 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Is free trade the problem?
Replies: 96
Views: 24505

Is free trade the problem?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: gardener3I was reading this article on the negative effects of deindustrialization (<URL url="http://rodrik.typepad.com/dani_rodriks_weblog/2013/10/on-premature-deindustrialization.html"><LINK_TEXT text="http://rodrik.typepad.com/d...
by gardener3
December 7th, 2013, 9:51 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: end of the bull market in bonds, jim rogers, and whatever
Replies: 5
Views: 6464

end of the bull market in bonds, jim rogers, and whatever

<t>QuoteThe government doesn't default, they just print money to hand the luxuries of the middle class to bondholders.Yes, we all know printing money is good for the bondholders Narayana Kocherlakota made a similar argument that QE was causing deflation couple years ago. Since then, he went complete...
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