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    I echo JimiCliff, best to talk about facts, and...

    I echo JimiCliff, best to talk about facts, and make valid arguments around facts. I.e. Uncle_Si argued that there is a direct relationship between immigration and wages, yet this is false....
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    I don't find this usage of conservative and...

    I don't find this usage of conservative and liberal very useful. As mentioned, the origins of these terms come from contesting polities in the birth of industry, aristocrats and capitalists...
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    Thanks for sharing. If thinking one should...

    Thanks for sharing. If thinking one should actually know something about a topic and make coherent, valid arguments makes me "arrogant, pompous and elitist" I can live with that.
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    Economists to read are Bill Mitchell, Yanis...

    Economists to read are Bill Mitchell, Yanis Verefaukis, and L. Randal Wray.
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    Liberalism is the ideology of Capitalism, it...

    Liberalism is the ideology of Capitalism, it promotes the interests of Capitalists, originally within the industrial revolution's conflict between industrial capitalists and the landed aristocracy.
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    As you expressed interest in logical fallacies in...

    As you expressed interest in logical fallacies in your earlier post, i.e. "ad hominem," it might be useful for you to reflect that there are no valid arguments in your attempt above.

    But please...
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    nailed it! ... Wait, what?

    nailed it! ... Wait, what?
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    As it's awesome that you're using Latin, so I'll...

    As it's awesome that you're using Latin, so I'll try to help you out with a simple example.

    If I say you're wrong because you are a bozo, that is an ad hominem argument, if I say you are wrong...
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    Right, I responded to your assertion that "If you...

    Right, I responded to your assertion that "If you increase the amount of people that can work [...] wages would obviously go down." Which is false, so false that it even has a fallacy named after it...
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    You have not even attempted to refute the lump of...

    You have not even attempted to refute the lump of labour fallacy argument, nor provide any coherent arguments of your own. This is what "discussing politics" means to "conservatives" --...
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    Non sequitor. As expected.

    Non sequitor. As expected.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lump_of_labour_falla...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lump_of_labour_fallacy

    conservative: uses arguments based on economics to support mean spirited policy without ever studying economics.
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    Poll: Please feel free to make your own statistical...

    Please feel free to make your own statistical argument, or explain how WP48 doesn't well quantify DD. But do better than the non argument you posted above. Like it or not WP48 is a well known stat,...
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    Poll: Top 3-6 (averaging around 5), with a salary to...

    Top 3-6 (averaging around 5), with a salary to match, and we've got a deal.
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    Poll: I'm a simpleton, any regular rotation player with...

    I'm a simpleton, any regular rotation player with a WP48 150% or so better than DD is better than DD in my book, I'm looking forward to the more sophisticated analysis from DanH..

    If you want to...
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    Poll: I was asking for a statistical justification, not...

    I was asking for a statistical justification, not an unsubstantiated assertion. Hopefully DanH can shed some light.
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    Poll: If there are approximately 100 or so players in...

    If there are approximately 100 or so players in the league better than DeRozan, for instance, which doesn't strike me as unfair in the slightest, then on average every team should have about 4 of...
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    Poll: Since you're one of the more statistically...

    Since you're one of the more statistically capable members here, care to quantify that? Where do you think he fits, w/o being influenced by expected demands of DeRozan or his agent, #4? #3? What is...
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    Poll: Not sure what "doesn't add up." While...

    Not sure what "doesn't add up."

    While certainly what "can be" and "what is best" are not the same thing, I'm not at all clear on how you can argue that it wouldn't be best for the team if 4...
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    Poll: Why would you pay your sixth man anything more...

    Why would you pay your sixth man anything more than your 5th highest salary? And certainly if your 6th man is demanding that salary, one that is above his relative productivity on the team, he can...
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    Poll: Because I would like to have at least 4...

    Because I would like to have at least 4 significantly above average players on the team, and DeRozon is a league average player, this unavoidably means that he should not be higher than 5th on the...
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    Poll: DeMar DeRozan's participation in Team USA is...

    DeMar DeRozan's participation in Team USA is great, and really need to be understood better.

    Team USA can show how truly great DD could be on a championship calibre team.

    What should not be...
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    Poll: Good suggestion! Maybe I'll add it to a future...

    Good suggestion! Maybe I'll add it to a future version!
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    Poll: Here, I made this for you all: ...

    Here, I made this for you all:

    http://i.imgur.com/ONtPTIJ.png

    Enjoy!
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    Poll: Because you refuse to know that DD is a league...

    Because you refuse to know that DD is a league average player. Which is a pretty awesome accomplishment for which he deserves to be paid millions of dollars. A league average amount of millions of...
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