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Fear and denial in the U.S. election

ArtPowell
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9/2/2016 8:29:45 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
Some of us were raised to believe elections should involve a rational discussion of issues and voting for the candidate which best represents our point of view.""The current U.S. election appears to ignore this tradition and be based mostly on emotion and denial.

I believe the major economic issue facing the world today is that we have used up the most easily accessible energy and mineral resources""Yes, there are lots left but they are so difficult and expensive to extract that they are probably not useful to us.""The result is that we are heading into a prolonged period of economic decline.

Lots of people recognize we are experiencing some serious economic problems although very few understand the problem or agree with the above explanation.""Too many people, especially economists and politicians believe""with the right policies we will soon return to economic growth.

From where this blogger lives, about 200 miles north of the Canada-United States border, it appears one of the candidates is basing his campaign mostly on a strong appeal to emotions, especially fear.""This is a problem as generally emotions overrule rationality.""All the rules of managing an election and predicting its results are out the window. Rational responses to outrageous statements are meaningless to those swayed be emotion.

The outcome of this election is very uncertain.""Most if not all writers have biases even if they think they are being objective.""Therefore we need to be careful in evaluating analysis of this election.""A lot of what is being written many be wishful thinking.

The other side of this election is based on denial that there is an economic problem.""They want us to have faith that she will be able to solve impossible economic problems.

This guy has written a book about how to adapt to a down economy.""(See the top of this weblog.) It will be difficult and a lot of people will have to accept a lower standard of living.""The fear is justified.

Whoever wins this election the economic problems will still be there along with all the emotions and denial.""Not a promising outlook.

The author of this post has written an Ebook Funny Money: Adapting to a down economy. Information is on the weblog:https://economics102.wordpress.com...
Stymie13
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9/2/2016 9:28:03 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/2/2016 8:29:45 PM, ArtPowell wrote:
Some of us were raised to believe elections should involve a rational discussion of issues and voting for the candidate which best represents our point of view.""The current U.S. election appears to ignore this tradition and be based mostly on emotion and denial.

I believe the major economic issue facing the world today is that we have used up the most easily accessible energy and mineral resources""Yes, there are lots left but they are so difficult and expensive to extract that they are probably not useful to us.""The result is that we are heading into a prolonged period of economic decline.

Lots of people recognize we are experiencing some serious economic problems although very few understand the problem or agree with the above explanation.""Too many people, especially economists and politicians believe""with the right policies we will soon return to economic growth.

From where this blogger lives, about 200 miles north of the Canada-United States border, it appears one of the candidates is basing his campaign mostly on a strong appeal to emotions, especially fear.""This is a problem as generally emotions overrule rationality.""All the rules of managing an election and predicting its results are out the window. Rational responses to outrageous statements are meaningless to those swayed be emotion.

The outcome of this election is very uncertain.""Most if not all writers have biases even if they think they are being objective.""Therefore we need to be careful in evaluating analysis of this election.""A lot of what is being written many be wishful thinking.

The other side of this election is based on denial that there is an economic problem.""They want us to have faith that she will be able to solve impossible economic problems.

This guy has written a book about how to adapt to a down economy.""(See the top of this weblog.) It will be difficult and a lot of people will have to accept a lower standard of living.""The fear is justified.

Whoever wins this election the economic problems will still be there along with all the emotions and denial.""Not a promising outlook.

The author of this post has written an Ebook Funny Money: Adapting to a down economy. Information is on the weblog:https://economics102.wordpress.com...

I'm not going to argue with the blogger because I fundamentally disagree with the contention on what the biggest threat to the economy is
brontoraptor
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9/2/2016 9:53:23 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/2/2016 8:29:45 PM, ArtPowell wrote:
Some of us were raised to believe elections should involve a rational discussion of issues and voting for the candidate which best represents our point of view.""The current U.S. election appears to ignore this tradition and be based mostly on emotion and denial.

I believe the major economic issue facing the world today is that we have used up the most easily accessible energy and mineral resources""Yes, there are lots left but they are so difficult and expensive to extract that they are probably not useful to us.""The result is that we are heading into a prolonged period of economic decline.

Lots of people recognize we are experiencing some serious economic problems although very few understand the problem or agree with the above explanation.""Too many people, especially economists and politicians believe""with the right policies we will soon return to economic growth.

From where this blogger lives, about 200 miles north of the Canada-United States border, it appears one of the candidates is basing his campaign mostly on a strong appeal to emotions, especially fear.""This is a problem as generally emotions overrule rationality.""All the rules of managing an election and predicting its results are out the window. Rational responses to outrageous statements are meaningless to those swayed be emotion.

The outcome of this election is very uncertain.""Most if not all writers have biases even if they think they are being objective.""Therefore we need to be careful in evaluating analysis of this election.""A lot of what is being written many be wishful thinking.

The other side of this election is based on denial that there is an economic problem.""They want us to have faith that she will be able to solve impossible economic problems.

This guy has written a book about how to adapt to a down economy.""(See the top of this weblog.) It will be difficult and a lot of people will have to accept a lower standard of living.""The fear is justified.

Whoever wins this election the economic problems will still be there along with all the emotions and denial.""Not a promising outlook.

The author of this post has written an Ebook Funny Money: Adapting to a down economy. Information is on the weblog:https://economics102.wordpress.com...

Here is what will happen. Billary will get elected, Iran will nuke Saudi Arabia, then turn them on the U.S. Billary's carma demands it.
"What Donald Trump is doing is representing the absolute heartbreak, and anger, and frustration at a government gone mad."

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Peepette
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9/2/2016 11:18:10 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/2/2016 8:29:45 PM, ArtPowell wrote:
Some of us were raised to believe elections should involve a rational discussion of issues and voting for the candidate which best represents our point of view.""The current U.S. election appears to ignore this tradition and be based mostly on emotion and denial

Bleating, overemphasising issues to the point of creating irrational fears is the norm in our political circles. It purposely distracts from the real issues. Creating a populous knee jerk reaction favors politician toward their aims of gaining power for themselves and ingratiating their oliarchal donors and their economic aims.


I believe the major economic issue facing the world today is that we have used up the most easily accessible energy and mineral resources""Yes, there are lots left but they are so difficult and expensive to extract that they are probably not useful to us.""The result is that we are heading into a prolonged period of economic decline.

Domestically and amongst industrialized nations this is true, but there are ores that are available in 3rd world countries. Here's the catch, there's competition for these resources. Historically, industrialized countries ravage the landscape with pollution and degrade the quality of life of those living in these countries. They are not stupid and see the writing on the wall. Furthermore the IMF and World Bank practices Neo-liberal policies that inhibit these countries from self-determinate economic agendas. To get loans they have to play by their rules and loose national autonomy. Some just will not play ball, justifiably so.

Lots of people recognize we are experiencing some serious economic problems although very few understand the problem or agree with the above explanation.""Too many people, especially economists and politicians believe""with the right policies we will soon return to economic growth.

Yes there are a lot of people, but rate of population growth is actually declining. as educational opportunities expand it is predicted its growth rate will further decline expodentially. Until the concept of "trickle down economics" as sold to the public is realized as farce for the elite to control even more, most of the masses will continue to see a lower standard of living.

From where this blogger lives, about 200 miles north of the Canada-United States border, it appears one of the candidates is basing his campaign mostly on a strong appeal to emotions, especially fear.""This is a problem as generally emotions overrule rationality.""All the rules of managing an election and predicting its results are out the window. Rational responses to outrageous statements are meaningless to those swayed be emotion.

Pretty much how it goes.

The outcome of this election is very uncertain.""Most if not all writers have biases even if they think they are being objective.""Therefore we need to be careful in evaluating analysis of this election.""A lot of what is being written many be wishful thinking

Every corporate media outlet has their agenda to spew for their own econ/political aims; objectivity is nonexistent; because the issues being presented are not the greater issues affecting our economic system. Illegal immigrant are not substantially taking jobs. Home land ISIS threats and actual attacks are at an all time low ; mostly home grown. The race card has been exacerbated with media hype with the us against them mentality without a look at root causes; hence the rise in white nationalism. Why unemployment and wages have stagnated and lack of small business growth is not apart of the news cycle. Out of sight, out of mind.

The other side of this election is based on denial that there is an economic problem.""They want us to have faith that she will be able to solve impossible economic problems.

She will not, she cannot. She is part of the group that is the problem with government. Both Dems and Reps, aim is appeasement of big donors and gain from their promises of riches with enriched salaried positions upon leaving office. Me first, the rest looses. All you have to do is present a media manufactured agenda and tell the people what they what to hear. (Whip dust from hands deal done)

This guy has written a book about how to adapt to a down economy.""(See the top of this weblog.) It will be difficult and a lot of people will have to accept a lower standard of living.""The fear is justified.

I haven't read the blog. But it has come to the realization that this generation will not live as well as the last. But it will take time for the populous to give up their latest Iphones in exchange for a generic, leave behind expensive cable TV, and possibly return to multi-generational living arrangements as done 75 years ago. The last 50 years has been driven by consumerism, if there is no money to consume goods, money will be extracted by other means by the corporates. They really would rather not produce goods anyway; but instead play in financial markets for easier profits without the labor overhead.

Whoever wins this election the economic problems will still be there along with all the emotions and denial.""Not a promising outlook.

Sums it up.

The author of this post has written an Ebook Funny Money: Adapting to a down economy. Information is on the weblog:https://economics102.wordpress.com...