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re: Sessions Rescinds Obama Order on Private Prisons - Antonio Moss
[quote]The part you didn't get is that I was not comparing private prisons to public prisons. I was comparing private prisons to typical private companies that do not have fricked up incentives and motives. [/quote] Is there some third option that no one else on the planet is aware of? Of course...
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re: Protectionism is not the answer - Antonio Moss
[quote]Given the current trade deficit, by putting the tax on imports and not taxing exports, we raise revenue.[/quote] And creates inflation which in turn decreases revenue - unless of course you want central price controls which leads in a whole different discussion....
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re: Sessions Rescinds Obama Order on Private Prisons - Antonio Moss
[quote]No, you just don't get it.[/quote] :lol: What's not to get? Your initial argument was that private prisons were wrong because their revenue is not dependent on the end product. I pointed out that your alternative - public prisons - share the exact same characteristic, namely that t...
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re: Protectionism is not the answer - Antonio Moss
[quote]What is really extraordinary is how the critics of Chinese monetary policy ignore our own.[/quote] Alas, I have but one upvote to give....
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re: Protectionism is not the answer - Antonio Moss
[quote]I'm not arguing that he's a successful businessman. he clearly is. I'm arguing that he isn't a "master negotiator"[/quote] You specifically referenced his "multiple bankruptcies." That is an unconvincing criticism. ...
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re: Sessions Rescinds Obama Order on Private Prisons - Antonio Moss
[quote]The profit motivates them to lobby for more criminal laws, harsher sentences...and of course the "kids for cash scandal"...I don't think you get that kind of scandal with public prisons.[/quote] Agreed. And that is a perfectly legitimate argument. It's just not the one being made. ...
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re: Bannon's comments at CPAC were truly disturbing - Antonio Moss
[quote]I honestly believe that's what he wants to do[/quote] That's fine, you just have zero evidence to support your position. ...
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re: Commentary - Misuse of American Military Power Leaves the Middle East in Chaos - Antonio Moss
[quote]Not saying Bush's way was best, but destroying the Iraqi government then abandoning the region without a capable replacement installed led to a vacuum of power. [/quote] That's bull shite. Bush doesn't get off the hook for creating a power vacuum in the middle of Middle East simply because O...
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re: Bannon's comments at CPAC were truly disturbing - Antonio Moss
[quote]Combined with ideas we've heard, like abolishing the EPA, and other signals we've seen from this administration, could be reasonably be interpreted that when Bannon says deconstruction, he means deconstruction.[/quote] Even if you took this to the utmost extreme - which you've done here ...
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re: Bannon's comments at CPAC were truly disturbing - Antonio Moss
[quote]1 in 2 out is one thing[/quote] Well, it's an actual, not fabricated thing. [quote]saying let's completely destroy all these agencies is something else.[/quote] Which he didn't say - making it a completely fabricated thing. ...
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re: Sessions Rescinds Obama Order on Private Prisons - Antonio Moss
[quote]It changes entirely.[/quote] So public prisons get increased revenue based on the quality of ex-inmate released? Because that is absolutely false. So the point you tried to make against private prisons fails in terms of persuasion because the result is the exact same for its opposition ...
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re: Protectionism is not the answer - Antonio Moss
[quote]because lots of businessmen at that level make mistakes, etc. but there's really no evidence to call Trump a fricking master negotiator.[/quote] It's not mistakes. It's percentages. Trump's career has been constant expansion of his brand even into industries with high failure rates. On ...
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re: Protectionism is not the answer - Antonio Moss
[quote]then we have to fight back somehow to level the playing field.[/quote] Do it via deregulation and market reforms, not protectionism. ...
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re: Protectionism is not the answer - Antonio Moss
[quote]is it the multiple bankruptcies that is the evidence for this or do you have something else? [/quote] Not a Trump supporter and vehemently opposes his Protectionist ambitions, but this is a foolish criticism. ...
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re: Bannon's comments at CPAC were truly disturbing - Antonio Moss
[quote]It's the logical conclusion of what he's advocated both at CPAC and in other places.[/quote] Not really, And you have zero evidence to back that position up. In fact, one of the tenants of Bannon's war on the regulatory state was the 2 for 1 reduction EO signed by Trump last month: ...
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re: Sessions Rescinds Obama Order on Private Prisons - Antonio Moss
[quote]it's easy to control expenses when the quality of your product has zero impact on revenue.[/quote] How would this change under public prisons? Does the quality of their product impact revenue? ...
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re: Bannon's comments at CPAC were truly disturbing - Antonio Moss
[quote]No, that's the reality of what Steve Bannon wants to do.[/quote] Bannon wants no regulations on any business at any time in any place? Got a link?...
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re: Bannon's comments at CPAC were truly disturbing - Antonio Moss
[quote] I see a lot of general platitudes that have little basis in reality, and to the extent that they do have a basis you're approaching the problem from the wrong angle. What I don't see is any evidence of critical or nuanced thinking. [/quote] You mean like this? [quote]When Ban...
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re: Bannon's comments at CPAC were truly disturbing - Antonio Moss
[quote]You sound like you're more interested in your "team" than you are what's actually best for the country.[/quote] There is ample evidence that reduction of the administrative state is a huge positive for the country....
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re: Sessions Rescinds Obama Order on Private Prisons - Antonio Moss
[quote]So, they're obviously not interested in reducing spending.[/quote] There are some valid criticisms of privately-run prisons. Direct cost efficiency is not one of them. [link=( https://smartasset.com/mortgage/the-economics-of-the-american-prison-system)]LINK[/link] [quote] Studi...
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