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It really is quite astonishing isn't it? I have a certain awe of their mental flexibilty and ability to believe and express multiple conflicting ideas at the same time.

Unless of course, it's all a big lie to make the YOYO model palatable for the masses.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Jan 31st, 2007 at 09:14:38 AM EST
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It is. And yet it is taken so seriously by everybody that "counts". That's what the most disturbing.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Jan 31st, 2007 at 10:01:45 AM EST
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Well, the whole project of the last 25 years has been to make it so only people who benefit from "YOYO" (and thus have an incentive to support it) still "count."

We shouldn't really have to be quoting Warren Buffett on the fact that ordinary people are losing a "class war" to the rich or Bill Gates as an advocate for non-Randian (as in Ayn Rand) charitable values. But we are, because any voice that isn't at the top of the "YOYO" tree has been systematically undermined and discredited.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Wed Jan 31st, 2007 at 10:22:55 AM EST
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