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Comment Re:Do not get fooled by Keynesian arguments (Score 1) 294

In other words, people don't have any hopes left. Low class people just don't care to progress (less than 40% finish highschool, unemployment in 20-somethings is huge). Middle class people don't have a future: you can't own a house unless you inherit one. High class people are usually those who in their late 20s migrated to the first world and got money from outside. One-percenters multiply they richness, bank stock has gained value like never before, etc.

The problem is that, for the last 90 years our people have consistently voted for interventionist governments. You can see the economic trends. In times of freedom, people from all over the world flocked to our country because we had plenty of work, extremely high salaries (compares to other countries) etc. But then people started to vote for Robin Hood State. Stealing from all, giving something to the poor, and keeping a nice cut. We had Fascist-Robin-Hood ("peronism", and military dictatorships) and we had Nice-Republic-Robin-Hood ("radicalism").

When the majority rules, the country gets the government that the majority deserves.

Comment Re:Ha! (Score 1) 127

>You don't understand how real people behave. It's a very rare oddball who keeps money under the mattress or buries it in the backyard.

I live in Argentina. We have 40% annual inflation and the vast majority of the upper and middle class buys US dollars in the black market and holds them under the mattress.

Also, there are two ways to study human behavior: one is through science and experimentation. The other is through the opinion of philosophers, magicians, prophets and alchemists. This second approach was used by almost all economists, even those against the State like the Austrian School. Actual scientific experimentation is a very new innovation in Economics and it's still developing a theory. (Search: "behavioral economics")

Submission + - Netflix now available in Cuba (techcrunch.com)

aBaldrich writes: Streaming video service Netflix will be available to Cuban customers starting today, at the $7.99 U.S. per month rate that it offers in the U.S., the company announced today. It’ll still require an international payment method for now, as well as Internet access (which still isn’t ubiquitous in the U.S.), but it’s an early start that Netflix says it wanted to offer in order to have it available as Cuban Internet access expands, and debit and credit cards become more available to Cuban citizens.
Until now, Cubans have had little access to this kind of American entertainment. The U.S. government maintains a floating balloon tethered to an island in the Florida Keys that broadcasts the pro-democracy TV Marti network. The Cuban government constantly jams the signal.
Cuba has great filmmakers and a robust arts culture, and one day we hope to be able to bring their work to our global audience,” Reed Hastings, the company’s co-founder and chief executive officer, said in the statement.

Comment Re:So What? (Score 2) 669

Saint Theophilus, bishop of Anthioch between the years 169 and 183, wrote that the book of Genesis includes several images and symbols that were difficult to understand by people outside christianity, and he strongly disadvised the text to be read in public or to new joiners so that they would not be confused.

Comment Re:Only YEC denies it (Score 5, Informative) 669

The summary is wrong as usual. Francis did not say that these two theories are Truth. Nobody claims that a falsifable theory is The Truth, nor that it is "right". The Pope only said that they are not in contradiction with the common christian faith. Nothing less... and nothing more.

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