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    Ron Paul vs. Paul Krugman

    Or "Paul vs Paul" as it's cleverly titled. Interesting debate, I'm sure most people will take out of it what they've already decided upon, but worth a watch anyway.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/30/pa...1BaisLf1xAP4mO

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    I haven't read it, but even without doing so I can confidently say that I disagree strongly with both of them.


    I will give it a read when I get a chance.
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    I can confidently say that I will agree with some of what each of them have to say. And I like that they both have something TO say. It's seems like a promising match up.

    And I'll have to read it later too.
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    It's actually a 'watch,' it's about 12 minutes of them going back and forth on Bloomberg's channel.

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    I watched it. I always find Krugman a more articulate advocate of his positions than Ron Paul of his. I think that is because Paul seems to argue as if laissez faire economics and libertarianism should be presumed to be correct unless a good case can be made to the contrary. I always feel like he needs to be more explicit about the foundations of libertarianism. That's where the power of his argument lies.

    In fact, in this format, I was kind of frustrated. I think a longer debate with stronger moderation that followed an agenda of sub-topics would force more of a clash of ideas. As it is, they gallop all over the place, rush to make a point here or there, but don't stay put long enough to reveal the fundamental trade-offs between their views. But that's kind of general problem with TV.
    "It doesn't matter where you start or how people perceive you now or what your potential is. ... It's going to be how this football team comes together and meets the challenges ... I like our potential, but there's a lot of teams that like their potential. It's going to be how we put things together, how we grow and how we come together as a team. It's not going to be the best collection of talent, it's going to be the best team. ...." - Bo Pelini, Big 10 Media Days, 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskernut View Post
    I watched it. I always find Krugman a more articulate advocate of his positions than Ron Paul of his. I think that is because Paul seems to argue as if laissez faire economics and libertarianism should be presumed to be correct unless a good case can be made to the contrary. I always feel like he needs to be more explicit about the foundations of libertarianism. That's where the power of his argument lies.

    In fact, in this format, I was kind of frustrated. I think a longer debate with stronger moderation that followed an agenda of sub-topics would force more of a clash of ideas. As it is, they gallop all over the place, rush to make a point here or there, but don't stay put long enough to reveal the fundamental trade-offs between their views. But that's kind of general problem with TV.
    Well said on all counts.







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