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Comment: Re: Science != Biomedical Research (Score 1) 417

by BlueTrin (#49778765) Attached to: Can Bad Scientific Practice Be Fixed?
It's not the first time I see physics researchers criticise others fields for not being as strict as theirs. They usually have a tendency to oversimplify the other fields without taking in consideration practical factors such as the impossibility to obtain large samples or repeat an experiment many times in the exact same conditions.

Comment: Re:They're bums, why keep them around (Score 5, Insightful) 742

by putaro (#49766927) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

That doesn't really help. If they print more than they produce, the currency will drop in value.

That's the whole point. Devaluing the currency means everyone in the country takes a pay cut, at least with respect to imports. but internal prices don't change (at least not immediately). This has the effect of discouraging imports and encouraging exports. Taken to extremes it will mean hyperinflation and financial collapse but used judiciously it's a good economic tool.

Comment: Re: And OP is retarded. (Score 1) 335

by BlueTrin (#49729807) Attached to: Stock Market Valuation Exceeds Its Components' Actual Value
This is because you associate capitalism with evil: in many cases debt can be a useful tool. For a rich entrepreneur it can allow to diversify his exposure to a single business without realising the capital gain tax for example. For people with good ideas, it allow to allocate the capital to something with a higher return on investment. This is why finance is actually useful, it allows some allocation of money more efficiently than if you tried to do it with a single entity which becomes invariable corrupt. The post above my previous reply is totally oblivious to the fact that many of the recent changes in the last centuries are probably more due to modern economy and liberalism allowing the economy to flourish and scientific progress to be made.

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