Friday, January 13, 2012

America Isn’t a Corporation

Krugman nails another one....

The primary conceptual dissonance siting between neoconservatives and reality: economics is different from physics and citizens are different from consumers.


We're seeing this confusing in Wisconsin's university system funding (7% of the state budget taking 38% of the cuts). You can impose a business model on anything ... but only if you want it to be a business. What if it's not?



America Isn’t a Corporation - NYTimes.com

4 comments:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

If you are not a business at UW, you are living off the backs of everyone else.

One would think you would be a little more grateful to those of us taxpayers that pay the UW profs on the government plantation...

Instead you continue with a tax to the max attitude toward taxpaying serfs and refuse to clarify "how much is enough?" in relation to your covetous attitudes.

DanBack said...

I suppose Kevin actually believes this. His business requires uneducated consumers and uneducated employees.

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Dan,

Are you saying its wrong to suggest UW-prof's should be a little more grateful to taxpayers--the hardworking serfs that pay their bills?

DanBack said...

Kevin,

Are you agreeing that without uneducated consumers and employees you wouldn't have much of a "business"?