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Bill Wyatt

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Any surprises here?
« on: July 17, 2017, 05:01:58 PM »
This came out about 3 years ago, but I doubt there is much change. Any surprises for anyone or does this shake out about like you would expect?

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Re: Any surprises here?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 07:09:05 PM »
Not at all! See my recent post on the "Fake News" thread below.

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Re: Any surprises here?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 01:02:11 AM »
Just to quibble...

Al Jazeera America and the Colbert Report no longer exist. Most late night shows have become quite political. Certainly, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert would sit in the same place as the Colbert Report.

The Economist is certainly not left of MSNBC. Economically it is much more aligned with Republican/center right policies than center left. Since its inception it has been a free trade proponent and philosophically opposed to government regulation. It has generally espoused a classical European Liberal position that sometimes resembles Libertarian proposals in the US.
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Re: Any surprises here?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 02:33:15 AM »
The Economist is certainly not left of MSNBC. Economically it is much more aligned with Republican/center right policies than center left. Since its inception it has been a free trade proponent and philosophically opposed to government regulation. It has generally espoused a classical European Liberal position that sometimes resembles Libertarian proposals in the US.

free trade isn't cool to republicans anymore. that's so 90's GOP.

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Re: Any surprises here?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 08:55:48 AM »
The Economist is certainly not left of MSNBC. Economically it is much more aligned with Republican/center right policies than center left. Since its inception it has been a free trade proponent and philosophically opposed to government regulation. It has generally espoused a classical European Liberal position that sometimes resembles Libertarian proposals in the US.

free trade isn't cool to republicans anymore. that's so 90's GOP.

Trump and Bernie put a dent in it, but there are free traders lurking in both the Democratic and the Republican parties; they are just biding their time. Anti-regulation, however, remains high on the Republican list. 
On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heartís desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.
...H. L. Mencken