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actually I love living in both.  I could easily move to London or Paris tomorrow and be very happy.  But I'm also very happy right here.  I feel I'm truely not biased.  In fact I think it's a unique situation having two places that have so many similarities, yet at the same time political and econcomic differences.  It provides a chance to try to look at each, and learn.  I do not think that one approach is clearly better than the other--instead I see features in each that I like better.  If I were King I would meld the two approaches, and I think come out with a system that was better than both.

but my criticism of Jerome, and occassional comments by others on this site, is that I don't think we should be presenting a distorted view on this site intentionally.  Remember here is what Jerome said,

But that'(s exactly my point .

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 The fact is that this presentation is no less true than the one e endlessly get in the media all over the place, i.e. that the US "free-market" economy is superior to Europe's sclerotic version. THAT's also a "marketing piece". That's the point I'm trying to make. The reality we're being sold is just marketing ans has only a tenuous link to reality.

Thus my version provides balance and perspective, and it's even technically true.

I don't feel a need to market to others on this site,,,or present a point of view that counterbalances propoganda.  I would rather that very bright people like Jerome argue their position.  That's really the main reason I come to this site--a very bright and very diverse group of people.  and I'm not an idealogue--I have things that I have learned and opinions that I happily present.  But I've learned things here, and more generally in life, that have changed my views in many, many areas.

We are each going to be wrong about some things we argue, and that is fine.  But if you add on top of that an intentional presentation of a biased view to counterbalance MSM or right wing nuts or whomever--it's just not what I would like to see in our discussions.

by wchurchill on Fri Mar 30th, 2007 at 02:57:02 PM EST
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