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Re: Agree or Disagree: 10 macro economic policies quiz
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2012, 12:26:36 PM »
I agreed with all but the last one.
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Re: Agree or Disagree: 10 macro economic policies quiz
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2012, 12:27:39 PM »
I agreed with all but the last one.

Why not the last one?
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Re: Agree or Disagree: 10 macro economic policies quiz
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2012, 12:54:06 PM »
I agreed with all but the last one.

Why not the last one?

Neither system has shown itself to be immune from corrupt special permissions and exemptions.  The question was written in such a way as to say, "All these other government tools are superior to this one government tool."  I know how the quiz WANTED me to answer the question, but I rebel against tests I feel are designed to change my ideology by qualifying it with a score.  Even though I agree with this test's creator on most of the issues, I by no means think this is an objective test.
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Re: Agree or Disagree: 10 macro economic policies quiz
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2012, 12:58:16 PM »
I agreed with all but the last one.


Why not the last one?


Neither system has shown itself to be immune from corrupt special permissions and exemptions. 


This is the "real world" problem best described by Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School.

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Re: Agree or Disagree: 10 macro economic policies quiz
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2012, 01:04:26 PM »
Perhaps I should have been more specific, there is already an existing corruption structure and mechanisms for skimming off the top with regard to pollution caps because they have been the default approach.  Other approaches may seem better options now, but if government shifts its policy, the lobbying and pay off system will adapt and those efficiencies will quickly disappear.
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Re: Agree or Disagree: 10 macro economic policies quiz
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2012, 01:25:02 PM »
Perhaps I should have been more specific, there is already an existing corruption structure and mechanisms for skimming off the top with regard to pollution caps because they have been the default approach.  Other approaches may seem better options now, but if government shifts its policy, the lobbying and pay off system will adapt and those efficiencies will quickly disappear.

I'll take your word on the pollution caps and agree with your conclusion.
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