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67 Responses to Is President Barack Obama A Keynesian?

  1. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    November 3, 2010 at 7:56 am
    Link: Is President Barack Obama A Keynesian? - Maybe a dictionary is in order, for some of these people.
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    Puddingbrood Male 13-17
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    November 3, 2010 at 9:09 am
    Those people fail, even I know that this is about economics
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2010 at 9:16 am
    LOL, and you guys think Tea Party members are crazy?!
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    Rman1201 Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 9:18 am
    lmfao, I love that I`m currently taking Macroeconomics and know what this means :)
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 9:21 am
    Politics, meh
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 9:23 am
    dressed as hitler- "I don`t judge people"
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    Kanashto Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 9:27 am
    he`s trolling them
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    Heilsquav Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 9:27 am
    Angry lady makes me laugh. She has no idea she doesn`t know what she is talking about.
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    Illy74 Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2010 at 9:37 am
    "I feel like I know where you stand on Prop 19, Sir" LOL
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    skine Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 9:47 am
    @auburnjunky: Yes, these people are idiots.

    However, that doesn`t change the fact that Tea Party members ARE crazy.
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    rikakitty Female 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 9:48 am
    I had to look up what that word meant, but I`m not ashamed to admit that. xD I wouldn`t have assumed I knew what it meant if he`d approached me, though.
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    Toider Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 9:53 am
    lol, nice to see the political pool is pretty shallow on both ends.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 3, 2010 at 9:56 am
    Hilarious, And for those that don`t know Keynesian Economics
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 9:57 am
    I laughed :) Angry lady is angry.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 3, 2010 at 10:06 am
    sad prop 19 failed
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2010 at 10:14 am
    "However, that doesn`t change the fact that Tea Party members ARE crazy."

    Crazy isn`t always bad.

    Emmet Brown was crazy, and he invented time travel! :)
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    torisen Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2010 at 10:26 am
    @Toider the whole thing looks like a kiddie pool these days. There is no deep end, or even anyplace to pee!

    When did we (the USA, as a country) start accepting that our best possible choice was the lesser evil? Obama`s great, I like him as a person, he`s very charismatic, but he`s still screwing us for his own, his party`s, and his backer`s gain. Just like Bush before him did.

    Granted, he makes it sound more believable than Bush to me, but our choices are starting to sound like "Do you want to get poked in the left eye, or the right?" Can I say neither?

    Is there a way we can remove all potential for personal gain, all ego, all hidden agendas from politics? Make it so the only reason to get in is to help make life as good as possible for as many as possible and to keep your nose out of everything else?

    If we found that magic spell, would we ever be allowed to use it?
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 10:26 am
    *facepalm-facepalm-facepalm-facepalm*

    KEYNESIAN. KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS. THE THEORY THAT AROSE IN OPPOSITION TO LAISSEZ FAIRE ECONOMICS, ONCE PEOPLE REALIZED THAT CORPORATIONS *WILL* drat YOU OVER.
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    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 10:52 am
    I liked how he interviewed wolf man and Hitler XD
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 11:00 am
    So people read kenyan, instead of keynesian, wow!!
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 11:21 am
    Wow. Find me a person that hasn`t taken an economics class that knows what Keynesian means. This is drating stupid.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2010 at 11:34 am
    Keynesian actually means anti-capitalist, if I`m not mistaken, which would mean "socialist" in a way, if I`m not mistaken, so Tea Party crazies would believe that Barack Obama is Kenyan AND Keynesian.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2010 at 11:44 am
    Looks like a bunch of crazies.
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    xKrazyKoalax Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    @ msieg I was in economics just last year and I already forgot what it was.
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    scarytropin Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    Oh this is hilarious.

    Also, LandoGriffin: Keynesian means nothing like "anti-capitalism" or socialism. Many capitalists are Keynesian, and die-hard socialists are certainly not Keynesian.
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    raikun12 Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    These people really do need to learn the meaning of that word...
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    Thesphinx Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    I`m pretty sure Obama DID say he was a Keynesian. It`s not an insult, it`s an economic belief that many people openly acknowledge they are. It just happens that a lot of economists, including my teacher, don`t like Keynesian economists. But why would it be considered an insult?
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    Thesphinx Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    I don`t have anything to prove, just posting what a Keynesian economist is for those who don`t know:

    "t unemployment was characteristic of an unregulated market economy and therefore to achieve a high level of employment it was necessary for governments to manipulate the overall level of demand through monetary and fiscal policies (including, when appropriate, deficit financing). He helped to found the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank"
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    95% of people watching this just looked up what Keynesian meant before even pretending to know what it meant. Good on us. And the people who already knew it.
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    M3ntal1313 Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    I hate my country....
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    Is there a way we can remove all potential for personal gain, all ego, all hidden agendas from politics? Make it so the only reason to get in is to help make life as good as possible for as many as possible and to keep your nose out of everything else?
    That`s why I say the people should be able to vote on politician`s pay.

    If we don`t like what they`re doing, we should be allowed to give them a pay cut. Maybe they`ll get it through their heads that the PEOPLE are supposed to control the country, not the politicians.
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    Sarph Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    I knew/know what it means, yay me :]
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    Also... After looking up the word (I`m not ashamed to admit that), I found out that I knew what it was, I just knew it by a different name.

    And I don`t see why it would be a problem for the (supposed) will of the people to be able to step in and try to stop things from getting our of hand.

    You know, if it actually WAS the will of the people...
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    PringleMan Female 13-17
    1356 posts
    November 3, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    ... okay... why do i care so much?
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    lol America...
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    to remove hidden agenda from politics a good start would be having the government fund the political parties instead of private donations.
    Take out the access of special intrest groups.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    EEEEPPPPPIIIICCCC FAAAAAAIIIILLLL!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    he is your president, so accept it!
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    jeffcomedy Male 30-39
    178 posts
    November 3, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    So, what did we learn here?

    When someone tries to make a man on the street look dumb for not knowing basic common knowledge things ala JayWalking with "Who`s on the Twenty Dollar Bill?" "Ummmm...Randy Jackson?" - usually pretty funny.

    Trying to make a man on the street look dumb for confusing an African nationality with a macroeconomics term that a majority of people would have to look up and think about - not really that funny.

    Making a pot joke because a man on the street is talking gibberish - always funny.

    Please Try Again, You Can do Better C-
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    John Maynard Keynes was an influential British economist who believed governments should intervene to help their economies.

    Being a "Keynesian" means you subscribe to Keynes` ideas. It does not mean you are from Kenya.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/02/keynesian-vs-kenyan-ralli_n_777685.html
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 3, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    vv not "man on the street" these are people attending the "Restoring Sanity" rally, eh? In other words, liberals!
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    joosen52 Male 18-29
    206 posts
    November 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm
    I wonder how many people they had to go through before they got these people. because they only talked to four groups of people in this clip. had they got a larger sample size of stupid people, then perhaps there would be sufficient evidence that people who went to the rally to restore sanity don`t know what the drat they`re talking about.
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    joosen52 Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    I didn`t say drat, I said drat
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    joosen52 Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    argh! it did it again!
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    In other words, liberals!

    Now where did you get that idea?
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    Abandonnez Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    I just looked up what a Keynesian is, these people are retarded..
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm
    I found this poster thought it was relevant:
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    Some other ideas.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    November 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm
    LOL!!!!!!!!! Only one got it right about the economic theorem. It`s funny how the ultra-left liberals call the ultra-right conservatives dumb.
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    boomersooner Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    wow. this is why there needs to be some sort of intelligence test in order to be able to vote. our country is so drating stupid
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    Red_Fear Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    @Boomersooner, I promise you that it is not just limited to America. People are just generally stupid when it comes to politics.

    That is why our Prime Minister convinced everyone it was his `Decision` to go with the EU on prisoner voting, he HAS to, EU Law overrides British Law.

    This video just points out how important it is to teach Politics in school.
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    xhappyhourx Female 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    Haha "just so people know americans aren`t stupid"

    ...ok lady.
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    Bubbachrissy Male 13-17
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    November 3, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    Flying Spaghetti Monster at 1:14
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    LOL!!!!!!!!! Only one got it right about the economic theorem.
    Only one that they showed. Which you would be amongst the first to point out, screaming "goddamn lying liberals editing their videos" if this were the other way around.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2010 at 11:11 pm
    *facepalm* There are idiots on both sides of the isle. More support for my idea to select political leaders by randomly pulling social security numbers out of a giant hat.
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    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 12:23 am
    .....this makes me sad, so, so, sad. Until that last guy who knew wth was going on. drating idiots.
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 1:07 am
    So what? A few democrats look a little uninformed. I`m sure after George Bush was elected, twice, we all know how smart the majority of the Republican Voter base is.
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    jdee89 Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:39 am
    "i thought you said Kenyan"

    highlight.
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    choonma Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 4:25 am
    Honestly, how many people know enough about economics to recognize that word? 1% of the general population? 2%? I see this as exploiting a reasonable ignorance, not a willful or harmful ignorance.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    November 4, 2010 at 5:26 am
    @almightybob1

    Ah I see that you lump me into the neo-right wing conservatives. Thou judgest me wrong! I`m the man each side hates. A moderate.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    November 4, 2010 at 6:05 am
    @choonma
    That`s the joke behind it. It was at Jon Stewart`s "Rally for Sanity". They were playing off like Stewart`s comedy team would do.
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    eskimo9 Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 6:18 am
    lol @ the werewolf giving his opinion.
  63. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 9:09 am
    Honestly, how many people know enough about economics to recognize that word? 1% of the general population? 2%? I see this as exploiting a reasonable ignorance, not a willful or harmful ignorance.

    They may not know what Keynesian means (I didn`t until I Googled it earlier) but they should still recognise that it isn`t the same word as Kenyan.
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    MyJobSucks Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 10:50 am
    All this video really proves is that they found some people who didn`t know what they were being asked. I bet they targeted uninformed-looking people. And they probably found people that DID know who John Keynes is, but their responses would have made the video less funny
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 11:21 am
    In other words, liberals!


    Now where did you get that idea?
    Because he`s 5BrainCells.

    No matter WHAT side they fall on, no matter WHAT their political views, no matter WHAT they say or do, if they don`t agree with him, or aren`t as intelligent as he thinks he is, then they must be a liberal.
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    Dolomyte Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    As for Obama being Keynesian I believe he is with this talk about investing in infrastructure much of the time. Keynesian economics gave us the interstate highways and Hoover damn, but it also gave us the military industrial complex. Hitlers use of Keynesian economic principals built Nazi Germany`s war machine. Keynesian economics can easily create a militaristic society because often times military give the higher returns on public investment. Once the weapons are built they have to be used to keep the investment going. It is almost like a drug addiction but for governments, and results in many dead people.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2010 at 7:46 am
    This angers me >: (

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