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Also, get atrocious economic policy, but with a Schröderite PM I take that as the baseline from which improvements might be made, not a defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.

This sentence is a bit mysterious to me. In what sense do you use "Schröderite" and how does hope stem from it?

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by DoDo on Fri Sep 16th, 2011 at 04:33:24 AM EST
I understand it as Soc-dem - Schröderite - economic policy will be bad, but the social liberals is worse - centrist.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Sep 16th, 2011 at 06:10:49 AM EST
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And, therefore?, that the Soc-Dem would not view the economic disastrous as being as economically disastrous as it would be, but merely as being less then ideal?

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Sep 16th, 2011 at 12:30:04 PM EST
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Not even that. They are going to think that disastrous economic policies are economically beneficial. The SocDems and SocLibs differ only on their willingness to trade equity for efficiency, not in the degree to which they accept the existence of this fantasy-based trade-off in the first place.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Sep 16th, 2011 at 05:02:41 PM EST
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That does make "concessions to [purely imaginary] economic effectiveness" depressingly likely.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sat Sep 17th, 2011 at 12:06:57 AM EST
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Askod's reading is correct: It's a snarky comment on my low expectations for the economic acumen of anybody substantially to the right of Konrad Adenauer.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Sep 16th, 2011 at 04:50:56 PM EST
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