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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 01:21 PM

Teapublican Economics explained in one picture:

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riqster Mar 2015 OP
SalviaBlue Mar 2015 #1
riqster Mar 2015 #9
2naSalit Mar 2015 #2
riqster Mar 2015 #3
2naSalit Mar 2015 #6
Thespian2 Mar 2015 #4
riqster Mar 2015 #7
Roy Rolling Mar 2015 #5
riqster Mar 2015 #8
Moostache Mar 2015 #10
riqster Mar 2015 #11
SusanCalvin Mar 2015 #26
alfredo Mar 2015 #33
riqster Mar 2015 #34
alfredo Mar 2015 #42
riqster Mar 2015 #43
alfredo Mar 2015 #46
Enthusiast Mar 2015 #12
riqster Mar 2015 #13
JohnnyRingo Mar 2015 #14
riqster Mar 2015 #16
greatlaurel Mar 2015 #15
riqster Mar 2015 #17
knightmaar Mar 2015 #18
riqster Mar 2015 #20
Takket Mar 2015 #21
riqster Mar 2015 #23
treestar Mar 2015 #53
Takket Mar 2015 #19
riqster Mar 2015 #22
underpants Mar 2015 #27
LineLineReply .
BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2015 #38
Iliyah Mar 2015 #24
riqster Mar 2015 #25
philly_bob Mar 2015 #28
riqster Mar 2015 #30
philly_bob Mar 2015 #36
riqster Mar 2015 #37
philly_bob Mar 2015 #40
riqster Mar 2015 #41
philly_bob Mar 2015 #52
riqster Mar 2015 #54
hifiguy Mar 2015 #29
riqster Mar 2015 #31
blkmusclmachine Mar 2015 #32
riqster Mar 2015 #35
pangaia Mar 2015 #39
riqster Mar 2015 #49
devils chaplain Mar 2015 #44
riqster Mar 2015 #48
DrewFlorida Mar 2015 #45
riqster Mar 2015 #47
ck4829 Mar 2015 #50
riqster Mar 2015 #55
BlueCaliDem Mar 2015 #51
riqster Mar 2015 #56

Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 01:38 PM

1. Good one... K&R

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Response to SalviaBlue (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:23 PM

9. T&Y.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 01:44 PM

2. K&R!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 01:59 PM

3. Thanks. Wish I had created it.

That artist has talent.

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Response to riqster (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:20 PM

6. At least you found it and shared it

and that is noteworthy in itself.


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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:14 PM

4. 'Splains

all the GREEDY BASTARDS!

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Response to Thespian2 (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:22 PM

7. And why we keep losing.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:15 PM

5. Finally confirmation

"Poverty is a choice", as a moron posted a few days ago.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:22 PM

8. I never knew we were all so lazy.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:34 PM

10. Swap out "Atlantic Ave." for "Baltic Ave." ...

The way the game and system are rigged today (and really for the last 35+ years) is sickening and only getting worse by the day, but fear not, our corporate lapdog wing of the party will be by soon to berate anyone who cares or notices and slap them back in line with the third way mantra...

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Response to Moostache (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:35 PM

11. Ow. You are correct.

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Response to Moostache (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 04:34 PM

26. Thanks for picking my nit for me

I debated whether to mention that Baltic is the bottom of the barrel, not Atlantic.

Even with that nit picked, it is the simple truth.

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Response to SusanCalvin (Reply #26)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 07:15 PM

33. Atlantic Ave is now a for profit prison to house minorities from Baltic Ave.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #33)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 07:21 PM

34. Bleak but true.

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Response to riqster (Reply #34)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 12:13 AM

42. Notice it is blacked out in the image? Black Site?

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Response to alfredo (Reply #42)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 12:27 AM

43. I missed that part of the artist's "rendition".

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Response to riqster (Reply #43)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 02:03 AM

46. Artist and intellectuals are the first to disappear.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:40 PM

12. Kicked and recommended a whole bunch!

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:43 PM

13. Thanks. The artist nailed it IMO.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:45 PM

14. Kick

Well put. Thanx for posting.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:46 PM

16. Thanks. I am spreading this around.

Hopefully it will get the point across.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:45 PM

15. Great find. Thanks for sharing it.

That is one of the best graphics to explain our economic situation I have seen,

Thanks, again.

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Response to greatlaurel (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:47 PM

17. Picture, 1000 words etc.

I thought it was perfect.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 03:58 PM

18. It's important to understand that Monopoly wasn't really a game ...

It was called "the Landlord's Game" and it was designed to demonstrate this exact point.

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Response to knightmaar (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 04:02 PM

20. Indeed. IIRC it got stolen and repackaged.

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Response to knightmaar (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 04:04 PM

21. There was actually an article just recently in Smithsonian magazine about this and....

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Response to knightmaar (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 11:05 AM

53. So true. To win the game, everyone else

loses and drops out one by one.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 04:00 PM

19. reminds me of a joke I heard once...

A liberal and a tea party member are sitting in front of a plate of 100 cookies. All of a sudden, a rich person comes in, and scoops 99 of the cookies into a bag. He slings the bag over his shoulder and as he is walking out of the room, he whispers in the ear of the tea partier...

"If I were you, I'd watch out for the liberal. He's going to steal your cookie."

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Response to Takket (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 04:05 PM

22. I wish it were funnier.

Too true to laugh at.

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Response to Takket (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 04:38 PM

27. Funny and spot on

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Response to Takket (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 10:17 PM

38. .

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 04:18 PM

24. And they are so greedy they igonore fact and history.

The great depression was caused by greedy and slave type mentality. No viable salary nor healthcare. No money to spend, the dollar loses it strength which loses its value worldwide. It almost happened in 2009 but alas a man name Pres O kept us of a full blown depression.

Most of the Red States (run by GOPs) economy is going downward to bankruptcy, i.e. KS, WI, FL, Michigan, et al.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 04:54 PM

28. Wonder if the poster's message is mathematically correct.

But too lazy to figure it out. Numbers are too big.

Is American top quarter's share of wealth really equal to all properties except Atlantic Avenue? Is their share really 95% of Monopoly money?

The rhetorical point of the poster is right. I just wonder about the math.

All praise to anybody who figures it out.

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Response to philly_bob (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:08 PM

30. I lack the skills myself. But the point was bang-on right.

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Response to philly_bob (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 07:51 PM

36. Here's a start.

Total amount of Monopoly money is $15,140. If the top 25% own 95% of the money, they would have $14,383, and the other 75% would have $757.

Total amount of Monopoly property is $5,690, Atlantic Ave is $260. So the top 25% own $5,430 in property and the other 75% own $260.

That's as far as I can get right now.

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Response to philly_bob (Reply #36)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 08:44 PM

37. So dividing by three, each of the rest would get:

$252.33 in money and $86.66 in property. Since Monopoly does not have change, the three would be told to fight amongst themselves over the scraps, distracting them from the real motherfucker.

Thus helping said motherfucker to win even more and faster.

Shit. This is too realistic.

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Response to riqster (Reply #37)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 11:24 PM

40. Rigster: mind if I post link to this discussion in DU's Weekend Economists Thread?

I bet someone in that thread can handle the math involved...

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Response to philly_bob (Reply #40)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 11:36 PM

41. Go right ahead, send me the link.

I am math-challenged.

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Response to riqster (Reply #41)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 11:02 AM

52. Here is link in Weekend Economists thread

http://www.democraticunderground.com/111665319#post42

Hope someone there can figure it out.

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Response to philly_bob (Reply #52)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 12:59 PM

54. Coolness.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 04:56 PM

29. Perfect! nt

 

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #29)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:08 PM

31. A pithy picture.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 06:54 PM

32. Here's a better picture. It even has a glowing Cross in the clouds:

 

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #32)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 07:22 PM

35. Wow.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 11:05 PM

39. What's this Atlantic Ave nonsense.

it's really Baltic Ave.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #39)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 10:31 AM

49. More like Jail.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 12:32 AM

44. Pull yourself up by the bootstraps, Uncle Pennybags!

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Response to devils chaplain (Reply #44)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 10:30 AM

48. He's too rich to fail.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 12:36 AM

45. Brilliant! A perfect analogy!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Reply #45)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 10:29 AM

47. Yep. I was tickled when I saw it.

Then I got mad.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 10:36 AM

50. Perfect, sums up every point of this 'school' of economic thought very well

One person has everything, everyone else is handicapped, yet we call it 'equality of opportunity'.

We're expected to fight each other for everything, including minimum wage jobs and basic security, yet highlighting that fact is what the media and politicians call 'class warfare'.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #50)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 01:00 PM

55. Yep. Divide and conquer still works.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 10:44 AM

51. SPOT ON, riqster! eom

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #51)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 01:00 PM

56. Agreed.

People need to share it.

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