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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard J. Eckert Feb 18, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi guys. Brand new to the site. I've been exploring it for a while, but just finally got around to officially joining. I've enjoyed many of the conversation threads I've been seeing. I'm wondering if…Continue

 

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At 4:02am on February 18, 2013, Larry said…

Welcome to AoM, Richard!

 
 
 

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The Cost Disease

[I]n the past fifty years, education costs have doubled, college costs have dectupled, health insurance costs have dectupled, subway costs have at least dectupled, and housing costs have increased by about fifty percent. US health care costs about four times as much as equivalent health care in other First World countries; US subways cost about eight times as much as equivalent subways in other First World countries...[A]ll of the numbers above are inflation-adjusted....And this is especially…See More
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Sir replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
""Jewish person": one modern wordsmithing technique is to emphasize the person not the grouping. Jewish person, not Jew; person with Down syndrome, not Mongoloid; child with special needs, not cripple (ack). It's hard for me to see a…"
1 hour ago
Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Yeah I understand it, just wanted to point out that semantic shifts have happened with the Jewish race as well. Also, it's probably more justified than the other shifts for the reasons you mentioned, except for maybe the word negro."
4 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"And that's totally understandable. But that doesn't mean you may not be subject to social repercussions, even if misguided. Buck the system all you want, but it is much more likely to hurt you, than the system. I choose to pick my battles…"
6 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"It has to do with how it is used.  A non-jewish person saying "Oh, you know Peter, he's a real Jew..." often carries some negative connotations. The way the term has been used by some, nearly puts in in a pejorative category -…"
6 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"That's true, but I do think it's noteworthy that some people get their feathers ruffled when you say "Jew," the noun. Now it's "Jewish person.""
7 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Censoring, in some cases, is a strong word. But it is a strong word when it applies to political correctness as well. At the least, those fixated on being PC will shut you out or label you for using the word that isn't "in," or…"
7 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
""if there needs to be a change, the leaders of the change should be members of the group. For self-appointed guardians to decide for other ethnicities what they should be offended by seems pretty demeaning."Of course. By the same token,…"
10 hours ago

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