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The phenomenon of anyone being able to qualify for a loan for anything is propped up by a few shaky pyramid pillars that will eventually collapse. When the Chinese stop pumping money into our economy by buying dollars, even worse, when they start calling in those dollars and the Fed starts printing even more to buy Yen to pay them back, when the collapse of the dollar deflates housing prices and slaps the brakes on our voracious consumption economy, when borrowers and then lenders start going bankrupt in droves, when interest rates go through the roof, all this will come to an end. Debt cannot be inflated out of existence forever.



When you're only able to buy a sportbike with gold coins and bullion, you won't have to worry about shortsighted, irresponsible kids running around on them.



Government manipulation can only sustain market imbalances for so long. One way or another, the market will correct these, in due time, and the larger the imbalances, the more painful the correction.
 

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History shows us that freedom is very seldom what soldiers die for. The United States is no exception. Iraqis are arguably no more free than they were under Saddam, and we are demonstrably less so.



If motorcycles are restricted to a certain speed or power it will be but a drop in a swimming pool of abuse of far more fundamental rights.
 

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George W is but the latest and greatest in a long line of central-planning, establishment, economy manipulators including FDR, Nixon, and Greenspan.



The irresponsibility lies in the belief that it is the government's responsibility to regulate, subsidize, or eliminate private and voluntary transactions of any kind whatsoever, as well as artificially regulate the value of currency by eliminating ties to commodity. This didn't start with W.
 

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Re: Still using the credit card.

"Supply side econ" or Reaganomics seems to be a buzzword intended to discredit the policy of allowing tax reductions for everybody including the rich, an entirely legitimate one. The problem lies in not similarily reducing taxes on the poor, and simultaneously eliminating the rob-peter-to-pay-paul welfare/warfare spending state. Get rid of 95% of the federal and state government machine, "defense" included (why is it the 'department of defense' when all the action is offense???), and reclaim our limited-government republic soul, and whatever economy free citizens decide to have will work just fine.

That is, until some politician starts scaring people into thinking there is another crisis that only government coercion can avert.
 

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When you learn on what grounds the founders of this country threw off the chains of King George, come back and talk.



If I'm not mistaken, their press at the time was also relatively free.



The simple ability to criticise an out-of-control empiristic government does not a free country make.



But I guess as long as our government allows us to ride our motorcycles and go fishing, most of the sheep will sleep soundly at night.
 
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