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Subject:  Re: Unbelievable Date:  11/14/2012  9:11 PM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  655182 of 875606

On the METAR board, I post study after study supporting my positions. They post isolated anecdotes that do nothing to disprove my position (but the anecdotes get tons of Rec's). They *refuse* to post studies that contradict my position. Instead, they insist that I am selecting studies that support my position. If so, they should have no problem coming up with studies that contradict me.

You're paying the price for spending years of your time here showing that you:

-Have no interest in actual policy analysis
-Are primarily concerned with pushing an ideology
-Are prepared to ignore all evidence that contradicts that ideology
-Will continue to do what you've always done, regardless of what anyone says to you.

Reading economic papers and producing a written analysis takes time. Perhaps people don't see conversations with you to be worth much time investment due to these behaviors.

Not trying to be mean, just real talk.

Are you freaking kidding me?

I made two major claims and backed them up with a massive amount of empirical evidence:
1) Taxes reduce growth, other things equal -
2) Austerity works if you cut spending but don't raise taxes -

You know what I got in return? One obviously flawed study that was retracted, a whole bunch of unsupported assertions, and a large number of completely useless anecdotes that don't disprove my claims.

It's amazing that you guys think that *I* am the one who is unrealistic when *I* am the one providing the real world empirical evidence to back up my claims. Meanwhile, you all ignore the reality and insult me for my trouble.

It's time to put up or shut up. I don't care which you choose.
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