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"as I said, my main aim is to trigger discussions"

Clearly, I unsuccessful.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Fri Apr 11th, 2014 at 10:45:34 AM EST
Oops "was unsuccessful".
How could I delete that embarrassing typo?

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Fri Apr 11th, 2014 at 10:47:01 AM EST
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We'll just leave it there to wreck your future career.

"Is it true, sir, that you once omitted 'was' in an Internet comment?"

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Apr 11th, 2014 at 11:06:29 AM EST
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It depends on what the meaning of "once" is.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Fri Apr 11th, 2014 at 11:30:20 AM EST
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It's no embarrassing, it makes you sound like Yoda...

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 11th, 2014 at 11:14:57 AM EST
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Come on. It's not as though you wrote it in a suicide note, when it really would be too late to correct it. Here's the English part of what may be Jürgen Hermann's (the murderer of the Liechtenstein banker) suicide note:
I shot him as he deserved it. That's life. At the very end man kind are killing themselfs to stay alive.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Apr 11th, 2014 at 11:34:14 AM EST
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Krugman just reviewed the book as well. He seemed to like it.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sat Apr 12th, 2014 at 10:34:04 AM EST
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Krugman's review reinforces my sense that the problems with how capital is defined in Pikettey's Capital are greatly overshadowed by what is revealed by his analysis: overall trends in wealth distribution over the last 100+ years and what that implies for society.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Apr 12th, 2014 at 04:56:53 PM EST
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Oh, of course. It is a book well worth reading, and a tremendous effort.

I feel it is the starting point for much thinking, rather than the end point, because of the choices made, but also because he could not realistically study every related issue with the same level of depth. And some do deserve to be studied in detail in the context of the historical perspective that Piketty provides.

Nothing wrong with being a foundation for further thoughts of course. Quite the contrary.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sat Apr 12th, 2014 at 06:03:17 PM EST
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