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And still, people complain over Friedman advising Pinochet on economic issues, all the time.

Friedman was on the record as saying that he preferred a "free market"(sic) dictatorship over democratic socialism.

This bears pointing out, repeatedly, because there is this persistent mythology that right-wingers are pro-democracy.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Mar 19th, 2012 at 06:18:43 PM EST
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Right-wingers are pro-Democracy™ - which has the same relationship to real democracy that Rupert Murdoch has to quality journalism.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Mar 19th, 2012 at 07:33:42 PM EST
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How ducky wonderful the compares:

United States GDP per capita:  $48,147

Nasty socialist scumbags from the Frozen North:

Nordic countries GDP per capita: $62,959

My case.

It rests.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Mon Mar 19th, 2012 at 07:46:30 PM EST
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Think that's household GDP, not per capita.

Unless both regions are doing a helluva lot better than I thought. :)

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Mar 20th, 2012 at 05:50:54 AM EST
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Are you implying the economic systems of the Nordic countries have more in common with North Korea than with the US?

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Tue Mar 20th, 2012 at 08:11:03 AM EST
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That would be the Republican view.

There are three stories about the euro crisis: the Republican story, the German story, and the truth. -- Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 20th, 2012 at 08:12:45 AM EST
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As your signature mentions, the Republican story is not always the same as the truth.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Tue Mar 20th, 2012 at 08:37:33 AM EST
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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Mar 20th, 2012 at 08:37:39 AM EST
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Sweden is often compared to Germany (high CA surplus, hi-tech manufacturing and so on), but one interesting difference is that while German real wages have stagnated for the last decade, Swedish real wages have increased by 20% during the same period.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Tue Mar 20th, 2012 at 10:09:27 AM EST
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According to CIA facts 2011, GDP average per cap, USA = 48.000 bucks, Scandinavia + Finland = 42.000.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Mar 20th, 2012 at 08:33:56 AM EST
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But of course by the time you throw in free education, free healthcare and affordable, practical public transportation, we Nordics are way ahead.

As usual, GDP doesn't tell us that much.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Mar 20th, 2012 at 08:36:59 AM EST
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