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Question: Who, in your opinion, is the most knowledgeable poster on economic matters?
ag   -13 (29.5%)
Al   -0 (0%)
Beet   -8 (18.2%)
phknrocket1k   -4 (9.1%)
Sam Spade   -0 (0%)
Torie   -1 (2.3%)
Tender Branson   -0 (0%)
CarlHayden (the CarlHayden option)   -2 (4.5%)
opebo (the BRTD option)   -7 (15.9%)
J.J. (the spam option)   -1 (2.3%)
Someone else   -8 (18.2%)
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Total Voters: 44

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« on: October 02, 2011, 08:36:07 pm »
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Thoughts? Of those I've seen post most on the subject, Beet (minus his tendency toward paranoia) and phkrocket1k seem most knowledgeable to me. I vaguely remember ag being pretty up on things too.
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 08:52:37 pm »
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Most likely ag.
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 09:24:29 pm »
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I would say my pessimism has been entirely justified & borne out by events. ag would be an interesting poster but he rarely posts here, ironically.
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2011, 10:37:10 pm »
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Beet and ag.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2011, 11:19:59 pm »
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I respect the insight of ag, Beet and phnrocket on economics.  jmfcst is actually quite knowledgeable as well, though less on theory.
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2011, 11:24:09 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2011, 04:52:33 am »
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Whichever one posts the least, probably Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2011, 02:22:05 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2011, 03:08:35 pm »
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I suppose I might have some advantage in this contest, simply because all the other options are so right-wing.
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 05:15:24 pm »
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I wouldn't vote for any idiot that repeatedly replies to their own posts for days on end.
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2011, 06:39:25 pm »
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ag is the rather obvious choice - he's a professor in economics.

Beyond that, I think me, Beet and Phnkrocket have about as much education on the subject?

People like Carl and Jmf also has some knowledge. Opebo, of course, is completely clueless. In fact, not realizing this is an indication of someone not knowing much about economics.
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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2011, 06:41:21 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2011, 09:32:12 pm »
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Talk about feeding the troll...
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2011, 09:01:51 am »
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I hope for the sake of Mrs ag (and also the little ag) that it's ag.
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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 10:15:34 am »
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ag is the rather obvious choice - he's a professor in economics.

Beyond that, I think me, Beet and Phnkrocket have about as much education on the subject?

People like Carl and Jmf also has some knowledge. Opebo, of course, is completely clueless. In fact, not realizing this is an indication of someone not knowing much about economics.



Seriously, dude.
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2011, 10:34:54 am »
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opebo is winning!
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2011, 10:58:58 am »
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opebo is winning!

or at least tied with the other 6 billion not included in the poll.. still, it does give one hope for the forum, eh?
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2011, 01:19:39 pm »
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Ag is the obvious answer (but phk, gustaf and beet are close). Opebo is the joke option. No, Opebo, you haven't a clue about economics. You're still a cool dude though.

And who the hell voted for JJ? Sorry Opebo, he is the ultimate joke option.
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2011, 05:38:10 pm »
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ag is the rather obvious choice - he's a professor in economics.

Beyond that, I think me, Beet and Phnkrocket have about as much education on the subject?

People like Carl and Jmf also has some knowledge. Opebo, of course, is completely clueless. In fact, not realizing this is an indication of someone not knowing much about economics.



Seriously, dude.

I've spent sufficient time explaining economics to people not getting it to not assume that people are voting for him merely as a joke. I've learned a long time ago that there is no position on economics that is so stupid that it can't possibly be serious.

I'll grant you that I don't think Opebo himself thinks he is knowledgeable. I'm less convinced about other people though.
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2011, 05:39:21 pm »
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As a peace offer, I'll let you be my Dulcinea.
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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2011, 08:58:45 pm »
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Suddenly there is a flood of foolish votes, and the right-wing pulls ahead. 
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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2011, 12:03:04 am »
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« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2011, 04:03:26 am »
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Why exactly did you include me ?

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PS: Probably Beet or Write-In: Gustaf
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