Strategist's answer covers this quite well. Japanese people are particularly affected by how their media presents things even compared to people from other countries.
But most people love *their* Senator or Representative.
A very short book.
>>When I went back there a few years later and again recently, all the sushi chefs were Mexican, but still said "arigato" when you left.
I just hope corporations would pay their fair share. Many get enormous benefits from the US government (on the American taxpayers' dime). Read *The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer* by Dean Baker and learn...
Can we reduce corporate welfare to these corporations then? Patent enforcements in the US courts, protection overseas using the US military and aid given to countries by the US which will buy said corporations products/ services? Hmmm...
You could be right. Could you give me a few specific articles?
This ought to be one of the best posts of the year. I look forward to Iwog's comments...
This time it's different!
Thanks. Wikipedia has very good articles on chemistry, astronomy and for animals / plants. Also many good articles for university teams in basketball and football.
I wanted to ask this one again...Any problems or biased articles?
And 2% of $500,000 is still a lot of money.
I have been reading here all along, but I was posting more to Japantoday.com. I will post again soon.
I'd say...9 Red States and 1 "Purple State
I need to catch up on all of this new data.
Go go FSBO!
Thanks for the information above!
Well what if the next QE kicks in?
>bogus straw man agenda
I am interested in this. Please elaborate.
"Yup but to be clear this is crony capitalism, ie not a free market."
True and sad that more Americans don't see this. Look at all the praise going out there for Romney as a wonderful wealth creating capitalist. If you are for some degree of government "socialism" you should be disappointed since there is more and more of an extreme inequality of wealth here and if you are purely free market you should be enraged that the economic playing field is so uneven and there are distortions leading to more wealth being siphoned up to the top (and anything in between). Few are benefitting from this and most Americans are divided....
I can't say... Some physicians provide tremendous value to society, though. CEOs of companies that are losing money/ bankrupt are certainly the most overpaid by far, though.
It would be cool to show up...
I basically agree with your analysis on Japan. Not sure why so many Japanese supported the LDP, though...well actually turnout for the last election was actually pathetic...
Looking for more data...
Good insights here distinguishing rentierism from "innovative" capitaism:
The election is over but this problem is worse than ever.