Comments on: Why reparations for slavery could help boost the economy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/04/why-reparations-for-slavery-could-help-boost-the-economy/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: bluepanther http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/04/why-reparations-for-slavery-could-help-boost-the-economy/#comment-87013 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:40:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31462#comment-87013 The oil rich countries of west Africa–especially Nigeria–whose tribal chiefs and “alpha” tribes delivered their countrymen to the slave ships should start paying.

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By: Wantunbiasednew http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/04/why-reparations-for-slavery-could-help-boost-the-economy/#comment-86728 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:26:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31462#comment-86728 I’m 100% with you, cause finding ANY reason, with at least minimum credibility, to pump more money into US economy is desperately looked for in this period of desperate economic policy.
My idea is, FED should organize national contest (with prizes paid in newly printed dollars and/or wheelbarrows for their transport) for the brightest exponential printing solutions.
To level the playing field only US citizens can take part. (Creative minds of Europeans with their recent negative interest rates out of the box thinking are competition of their own).

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By: notnews http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/04/why-reparations-for-slavery-could-help-boost-the-economy/#comment-86644 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:53:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31462#comment-86644 Yes Yes shame on Reuters for printing this OP-ED piece that has sparked 40 plus comments. God forbid Americans have an honest discussion about the topics of slavery past and racism today. We don’t want to talk to each other about our feelings. Honestly I think the worst thing about it is trying to use economics to have what should be discussion about our feelings.

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By: Syanis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/04/why-reparations-for-slavery-could-help-boost-the-economy/#comment-86635 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:04:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31462#comment-86635 Sure, prove your from a family of slaves. Prove how your family was harmed and how much. Prove that you didn’t already receive benefits equalling far more due to AA programs and welfare programs aimed at minorities.

IF you qualify then we’ll start looking for those who are descendents of former slavers and see if they have still profited from it or haven’t loss power/money due to programs such as AA, welfare, and other programs designed around helping minorities.

But news flash. The VAST majority of Americans today are NOT descended from former slave owners. The VAST majority have gone through the same form of prejudices based on their nationality, accent, religion, or other factors and have risen above it.

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By: Caligal http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/04/why-reparations-for-slavery-could-help-boost-the-economy/#comment-86627 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:46:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31462#comment-86627 If paying blacks would stimulate the economy wouldn’t cities like Detroit, Philly, Jackson be economic powerhouses? The fact that this debate has been given the slightest thought disappoints me and I suspect every other ethnicity out there that has suffered hardships. The fact is that blacks disproportionately receive more government handouts anyway (nearly 50% to 13% of our population), add this to our prison population that we house, feed and supply medical care we are already in over our head. Cities with more blacks take extra resources. I am just convinced people who give thoughts to such idiotic ideas are very anti-American.

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By: violetcc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/04/why-reparations-for-slavery-could-help-boost-the-economy/#comment-86621 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:12:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31462#comment-86621 Seriously!?!?!? Whites have been slaves too. Think the Ottomans will give me some cash?

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By: OKane http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/04/why-reparations-for-slavery-could-help-boost-the-economy/#comment-86618 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:51:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31462#comment-86618 78% of NFL players, 60% of NBA players . . . file bankruptcy within five years of retirement

Sounds like a plan.

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By: ANZUS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/04/why-reparations-for-slavery-could-help-boost-the-economy/#comment-86616 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 04:32:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31462#comment-86616 Weren’t the deaths of 596,670 men to right the wrong payment enough? Have not the lessons of Versailles given pause enough for what true misery can be created? Progressive thought’s fundamental flaw is the rejection of historical guidance; which allows extreme forces to come to the surface as its direct or indirect influence grows on a society, because it impedes conservative thought and action, and uses those very forces to continue its argument for greater power and social restructuring.

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By: mlebauer http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/04/why-reparations-for-slavery-could-help-boost-the-economy/#comment-86615 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:28:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31462#comment-86615 How do articles like this make it into the media? It’s so riddled with faulty assumptions it’s hardly possible to list them all without retyping the who piece.

2 options:
1. Strip assets from people who invest to people who consume. Yeah, that’ll help the economy. In a pseudo-Keynesian’s dream.
2. Print money and dole it out to the designated target population. Ever heard of inflationary?

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By: 99fatboy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/04/why-reparations-for-slavery-could-help-boost-the-economy/#comment-86614 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:17:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31462#comment-86614 Thanks again Reuters for showing the world that you only employ insane leftwing nuts to write for you.

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