Professor Mark J. Perry's Blog for Economics and Finance
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I have 2 questions.Question #1: Are you a socialist?If you answer no, your choices are narrowed down to Romney, McCain and Paul.Question #2: Do you want anything to be actually done?Knowing that McCain has a record of working with Democrats to actually pass bills, instead of posturing and playing partisan politics your choice is narrowed down to McCain.
Cool little survey. Ron Paul was the candidate that the questionnaire said I most had in common with politically. (Wow. What a surprise. NOT.) Romney number two. Hmmmm. Happy Super Tuesday!!!
Ron Paul, but he hasn't got a chance in hell, if he did win he would be assassinated before he ever saw office. Too many people would be threatened by his policies.
There should be an eleventh option labelled either "None of the above" or "Canada."
Who ever wins gets the credit for turning the Bush economy around...Personally, I prefer McCain but if anyone else gets the Republican nomination I'll vote for Obama. If Hillary is running against anyone except McCain I'll vote Independent, none of the above or go to Canada.
I always think these things get the candidates position slightly wrong, or the questions are too ham handed. For example, what if you think Roe v Wade has to go but you would vote in your state to keep abortion legal but with certain restrictions?A problem with McCain, for example, is what is his position now on his website, versus his voting record?"I don't want someone to reach across the aisle, unless it is to smack someone." - me.
I will add one more self indulgent post. If Ron Paul wanted to win in Iraq (defined now as keeping terrorists from taking over the country) then get out as soon as possible, I would agree enough on everything else to vote for him. I love his thoughts on property rights.
Unrelated, I see that our esteemed host, Mark, has not been feeding us evidence on how great the economy is faring with no recession in sight.I was fortunate to have studied under Herb Simon at Carnegie Mellon University and one of the things we used to discuss in his office, anecdotally, was the psychology of decision-making... more specifically that decisions made by leaders were not always consistent with the value proposition. This was often evidenced in the erection of multi-million dollar buildings that bore the name of someone who was important (akin to a memorial) when the future revenue streams obviously did not support the "investment".While it could be suggested that psychology is playing a role in our current economy, I am feeling a sudden and distinct lack of updates here illustrating how we're not in, or approaching, a recession -- even while all sources of conventional wisdom are illustrating otherwise.Dr. Perry, what's going on? I come here to be intellectually stimulated and usually agree with you... but you've gone dark on our economy. Either admit you were wrong or hold your ground but don't change the subject to "politics" hoping your readers will not notice!"Stocks slumped for the second straight session Tuesday, after an unexpected contraction in the service sector rekindled investors' worry that the economy is headed for recession. The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 300 points, while bond prices surged."
Well question number 10 was at best asinine in the extreme...Obviously a completely clueless clown dreamt up that question...Alternative energy? Heh!What's wrong with the coal and oil we have already?"I was fortunate to have studied under Herb Simon at Carnegie Mellon University"...Hmmm, nothing like bragging about studying at the feet of a FLAWED SOCIALIST...LOL!
999 - you must be an engineer - you're a very narrow thinker
juegos: how sad that you are so intellectually and perceptually challenged that the point completely went over your head.herb simon's alleged flaw of socialism bears no significance on his recognition of the role of psychology in decision-making.back to your GED estudies for you, dear reader and responder.
Poor lad why don't you join the rest of lemmings following simple, socialist Simon over the edge?"recognition of the role of psychology in decision-making"...Reognition by other socialists means what?
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Dr. Mark J. Perry is a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan.
Perry holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from George Mason University near Washington, D.C. In addition, he holds an MBA degree in finance from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In addition to a faculty appointment at the University of Michigan-Flint, Perry is also a visiting scholar at The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
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