... shows you might not change your mind, even if you get evidence to the contrary
What?! I don't know how people can live this way.
What I'm throwing out there isn't random. They are situations that involve coercion and my point is that whenever there's coercion, the dollar value represented isn't accurate. More coercion equals more distortion.
The U.S. spent more on defense in 2012 than did the countries with the next 10 highest defense budgets combined! http://pgpf.org/Chart-Archive/...
Do you really think the US is that paranoid that they'll be attacked or do they use this army to coerce other countries in doing what they want?
I understand how economics is suppose to work but it never does when there's coercion involved.
At least the US dollar is backed by guns of the US government
Windows at least lets you run anything you like on it
That's false and is my point.