(02-17-2011 01:16 PM)Treestar Wrote: Another reason the metaphor is a fail is that people can run into each other on the ice, and sometimes do, and get hurt. People fall through the ice. People fall down.
Yes, of course.
As I said, "conservatives" like Stossel have certain pre-conceived ideological notions. They believe government is bad. They believe their "free market" (and they have no idea what that really is) is good. They have a few other bumper sticker slogans that they view as a priori
correct and from there they draw what they deem, in their sole discretion, to be common sense conclusions.
That is unless they're lying about having a school of thought, like "supply side economics."
In any event you will note that Stossel has no empirical evidence to back his conclusion here. He has no math (and economics is a discipline that is heavy on the math). He has nothing except his arrogant tone.
These people make me sick.