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  1. THE_TITAN

    Tariffs are working

    Cool I'll give it a look.
  2. THE_TITAN

    Tariffs are working

    Reality based on what though, that's what I'm trying to ascertain. Point me to the literature. I'm not trying to be a dick, I want to learn wherever the opportunity presents itself.
  3. THE_TITAN

    Tariffs are working

    I'm open to reading analysis that says otherwise, I think you even concede its the conventional wisdom subsidies are bad. But you're putting forward a nuanced rebuttal, I'd be interest to read some opinions from economists that echo this - you can't have come up with it by yourself. I'm not be facetious, I am genuinely interested in all opinions when it comes to economic policy. Maybe I shouldn't have been so absolute in my characterisation of agri subsidies, but I've not read anything compelling YET that effectively argues - at least to me - that there is merit in them remaining.
  4. THE_TITAN

    Tariffs are working

    Of course its platitudinous its a football message board, I'm not going to write a quantitative analysis to argue my point - those have been done and I think there is general consensus across the political spectrum from economists that agri subsidies are bad (at least based on the literature I've read). Though I'd love to be pointed to literature that says otherwise for consideration.
  5. THE_TITAN

    Tariffs are working

    I don't disagree that the can be useful IF managed well and used sparingly. Unfortunately I don't trust the gov to manage shit and the instances are few and far between where they have been used effectively. The vast vast majority of usage has been detrimental to overall growth in agri industries and in consumer costs. Net benefits from getting rid of them will be higher than keeping them for the very few times they work effectively.
  6. THE_TITAN

    Tariffs are working

    Subsidies incentivises poor market behaviour - like stocking up on certain produce that the gov. buys up at a set price even if the market demand is already satisfied. Eliminating subsidies opens up competitiveness across agri. Plus subsidies also distorts competition w/ the world market and ultimately inflates prices for consumers. They are just bad bad bad economics.
  7. THE_TITAN

    Tariffs are working

    Also agricultural subsidies are a fucking disgrace and they should all be scrapped.
  8. THE_TITAN

    Tariffs are working

    Protectionism is bad policy, whatever your long term goals are. More open markets across all nations should be the way forward. I understand the US frustration with China re: IP and agri-protectionism, but starting a trade war will do more damage to the world economy than both of those things.
  9. I'd kick the tires on Thomas. But Vaccaro or Reid would be serviceable.
  10. Tariffs are bad for consumers, simple as. The tax cuts were positive for the market and is probably the primary reason for increased GDP growth.
  11. THE_TITAN

    Cryptocurrency

    Mugs game.
  12. He can do whatever he wants, I still think it's crass. But freedom is more important than mine or anyone else's feelings.
  13. THE_TITAN

    Help Me Find Some (Quality) Progressive Thinkers

    If the reason for your exclusion is race-based then that is inexcusable. That is affirmative action.
  14. THE_TITAN

    Help Me Find Some (Quality) Progressive Thinkers

    I care about test scores but Harvard seems to care about the pigment of your skin. Racists.
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