Comments on: The U.S. must embrace a growth agenda http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2013/02/11/the-u-s-must-embrace-a-growth-agenda/ Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:30:06 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DeSwiss http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2013/02/11/the-u-s-must-embrace-a-growth-agenda/#comment-789 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:38:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=296#comment-789 ”Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” ~Edward Abbey

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By: rackandtap http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2013/02/11/the-u-s-must-embrace-a-growth-agenda/#comment-788 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:24:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=296#comment-788 Civilian leaders cannot usually hope to challenge their militaries by means of force, and thus must guard against any potential usurpation of powers through a combination of policies, laws, and the inculcation of the values of civilian control in their armed services. The presence of a distinct civilian police force, militia, or other paramilitary group may mitigate to an extent the disproportionate strength that a country’s military possesses; civilian gun ownership has also been justified on the grounds that it prevents potential abuses of power by authorities (military or otherwise). Opponents of gun control have cited the need for a balance of power in order to enforce the civilian control of the military.

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By: Mott http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2013/02/11/the-u-s-must-embrace-a-growth-agenda/#comment-787 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:22:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=296#comment-787 Just get the gas price to around $1.80 per gallon and the growth will take of itself. Till then, we can chant the growth mantra but the only growth you’ll see is at the big oil company profits at the expense of others.

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By: rackandtap http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2013/02/11/the-u-s-must-embrace-a-growth-agenda/#comment-784 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:11:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=296#comment-784 Look people lets work together, today there are no Democrats or Republicans. Their is only those who love liberty, and those who what tyranny. Chose your side wisely, I chose Liberty as I assume many of will too, and if need be remove tyranny by force.

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By: rackandtap http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2013/02/11/the-u-s-must-embrace-a-growth-agenda/#comment-783 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:10:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=296#comment-783 Obama has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
Obama has nullified the Congress.
Obama has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to Civil power.
Obama has unacknowledged our Constitution, by giving his Assent to pretended Legislation.
The Obama and the Oathkeepers that falsely abide under; have trampled on Our Constitution which established a system of governance that preserves, protects, and holds sacrosanct the individual rights and primacy of the Military as well as providing for the explicit protection of the government from governmental tyranny and/or oppression
The point of civilian control is to make security subordinate to the larger purposes of a nation, rather than the other way around. The purpose of the military is to defend society, not to define it!

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2013/02/11/the-u-s-must-embrace-a-growth-agenda/#comment-782 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:32:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=296#comment-782 Thanks @OOTS. “In order for evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing.” I will not back down again. I will continue to state my comments and ignore those that attack people instead of ideas.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2013/02/11/the-u-s-must-embrace-a-growth-agenda/#comment-781 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:11:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=296#comment-781 I’ll loudly and absolutely disagree. With SEVEN BILLION people (and rapidly growing), the current human population cannot be sustained without turning our big blue marble into a big brown marble. A choice must be made between quantity of life and quality of life.

It is those with no money, no education, no land, no job, no skills and little liklihood of any of these things that are breeding like rabbits across the globe. It is they who will endure the brunt of historical “population adjustments” such as war, disease and starvation in the relatively near future.

There are (and will be) fewer and fewer “jobs” as fewer and fewer people are needed to do what needs doing in increasingly automated societies. Already educated and experienced people are increasingly “on the street” competing with each other for even part time jobs in an ever expanding labor/mind pool.

So the short AND long term MUST be to shrink the world population to some level sustainable in the long term. Economists must step forward with governments and employers to achieve and assure increasing prosperity from individual productivity even as more and more bodies are actually doing less and less. Out of WHAT do you “create jobs”? ARE you “creating jobs” when the number of Americans entering the labor force exceeds the number of “new” jobs “created”?

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that a majority of those being born today will find no productive “place” in their own civil society. Summers and his ilk are verbally rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic!

@PseudoTurtle,

It isn’t the “wealthy class…destroying our country.” It’s a political IDIOT class in utter denial of the economic tsunami caused by the increasing effects of an “information revolution” that, in a time of increasing competition for effective control of the world’s resources between “populations” will make the disruption of the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century look like a church social. It IS time to tar and feather the criminal bankers and put sand in the government’s monopoly money printing presses.

Hey tmc, glad to see you back!

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By: AdamSmith http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2013/02/11/the-u-s-must-embrace-a-growth-agenda/#comment-780 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:12:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=296#comment-780 There may come a time when large investors will find that the government, whose police powers they’ve so long depended on each night to prevent their mansion from being burned to the ground, no longer functions.

And, as it turns out, the mansions, which they did not build with their own bare hands but rather with the labor of others humans, wasn’t really theirs after all.

The “claim” they had to the mansion was simply a piece of paper, eventually seen by most working-class humans, to be worth nothing but for paper scrap.

The vast wealth “owned” by the Russian oligarchs, the great mineral wealthy lying below the vast Russian land mass, is a good example. Now those men have “legal” claim to the oil, the gold mines, the minerals, the timber, the factories, the electrical systems built by the blood and tears of millions of working class people, no dead. The oligarchs pat themselves on the back.

The wealthy of today, especially those who inherited any money from their parents, may one day be looked upon as a great criminal system by historians.

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By: sarkozyrocks http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2013/02/11/the-u-s-must-embrace-a-growth-agenda/#comment-779 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:17:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=296#comment-779 It’s not rocket science Larry. To create a very significant number of jobs fairly quickly, encourage people like me to invest by significantly improving my after tax return on invested capital, and immediately eliminating as much gov’t inefficiency / red tape as possible. If you don’t, then you’ll have to rely on the gov’t to create jobs…good luck…

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By: PseudoTurtle http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2013/02/11/the-u-s-must-embrace-a-growth-agenda/#comment-778 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:54:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=296#comment-778 @ trevorh —

I understand. Writing comments that no one wants to hear can be a bit taxing at times. But we each have our own reasons for posting comments on these websites.

Unfortunately, most of these articles are little more than those we chuckle at when checking out groceries.

I may take your advice at some point, since I had considered some time ago the potential for adverse effects on myself in attempting to tell the truth to those who do not want to hear it.

You do reach a point when the abject, entrenched stupidity of people becomes a bit much to deal with.

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