I had though you well-informed. Didn't you see the latest manufacturing figures?
@MoscowMitch So? Manufacturing will fluctuate and in any case is less important as the economy shifts from an manufacturing/extractions base to a service/high tech base.We are going through such a transition - which explains the problems in the lower middle/blue collar class, and hence the Trump presidency - right now. It is VERY similar to the transition from the 19th century when we transitioned from an agricultural/mercantile economy to an industrial/extractions base.Been there, done that. Indeed, there was a populist backlash at that time. See also William Jennings Bryan, the Donald Trump of his day. (That is if you can imagine an ammoral, vain William Jennings Bryan.) In any case, to fret over any month's data on any given sector is disproportionate. It is like looking at an object through the wrong end of a telescope. Moreover, over time, manufacturing is becoming less important to the economy. By your logic, we should be fretting over the agricultural sector - which went from about 80% of the economy before the Civil War to about 3% today.To be sure, we can assist those in any given sector as we deem appropriate. However, to give such weight to manufacturing (or agriculture) would seriously distort our understanding of the economy and the policies we devise pursuant to that distorted analysis.
P. S. Just one another point. It is not impossible that we may be heading into another recession. Recession does NOT equal civil war.Suffice to say, the U. S. got through the Great Depression, the aforementioned 1980-82 "double dip" recession, the 2007-2008 "Great Recession" and a number of others and none resulted in civil war. Indeed, to accept that economics is the match that will light a civil war is to ignore quite a bit of history - not only in this country but in world history. It is a very oddly quasi-Marxist way to view history, let alone current affairs.
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Why is that? Conservatives have the military training, the weapons expertise, they weapons themselves and the belief in an afterlife. The military is mostly conservative. What the fuck can the Left do?
LOL. How asinine. You think that only the RIGHT has that? And what does belief in an afterlife going to do? Make you feel better about wasting your life listening to others dictate what you should do and believe in? The Left has science and logic if we're going to do irrational stereotypes by the way.
The military is predominantly conservative. Ex-military are also conservative. Gun enthusiasts are predominately conservative. The afterlife means we are not afraid to die. Liberals will face a well armed army and paramilitary who will bring strategy as well. I don’t know many liberals who can fly a helicopter gunship, fire artillery guns, maneuver tanks in formation, fly F-16s. You’re a dreamer, keep dreaming.
I didn’t know too many hard core liberals during my service so good luck with wining that hypothetical war. Waving gay flags and wearing pussy hats won’t help you.
Your ignorance is unsurprising.
He is right. I never met a liberal in the Army. You are naive. Will you pick up a rifle? Could you, would you and would you be sniped on the first day, lol.