Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Today is Wednesday, 5 May 2010.

On this date in 1813 was born the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.

On this date in 1818 was born Karl Marx.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karl Marx? ha ha ha

8:53 AM  
Anonymous rtr said...

Harpo Marx - Ha, Ha, Ha
Chico Marx - Ha, Ha, Ha
Groucho Marx - Ha, Ha, Ha
Zeppo Marx - Ha, Ha, Ha

Karl wasn't even in their vaudeville routine, let alone the movies. You must be confused.

Ha, Ha, Ha

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not confused. Karl Marx is/was and will always be a JOKE.

By the way, you left out Gummo Marx. You must be confused.

Ha, Ha, Ha.

3:04 PM  
Blogger HH said...

I assume that the "JOKE' assertion is based on years of rigorous study of the works of Marx. Yes, or "Ha, Ha, Ha"?

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I don't worship the man like some do. I'd rather study of the works of the Marx Brothers.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous rtr said...

I didn't leave out Gummo. He just wasn't funny enough for 3 Ha's.

What is pathetically funny is that the rabid free marketeers have consistently, spectacularly and catastrophically failed placing the entire world economy at risk at regular intervals (at least three) in the last 130 years give or take.

Experimental data returns on the sustainability of unregulated markets appears to be conclusive. I could share your bitter laughter if it encompassed free market capitalism as well. I suspect however, that it doesn't.

For long range stability and sustained growth, the nations with social democratic economies appear to have the best track records over the past 130 years. If economic science were analogous to physical science, by your somewhat less than global worldview, Isaac Newton would get the same Ha, Ha, Ha treatment since his contributions to physics were later found to be only a special case of a more general theory.

If a slogan shouted loudly enough becomes an unassailable truth, then the Iranian Fundamentalist Shiites must also know an unassailable truth when they shout that the US is the great Satan.

Somewhat of an overstatement in my opinion.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greece is the word...

8:05 PM  
Blogger HH said...

Greece has never been social democratic, even when led by a Socialist government. Greece's economy is still in a relatively early capitalist stage, largely consisting of small businesses and shopkeepers. The Greek crisis is largely a consequence of its failure to develop to the next stage of capitalism, thus putting it at disadvantage to more developed capitalist economies.

8:49 AM  

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