Policymic debate is happening on increasing taxes for the rich
I want to pass this forum and debate along at Policymic to readers. There are a number of excellent people in the comments section as well.
There’s a great debate happening now between libertarian Harvard Professor Jeff Miron and Center for American Progress tax specialist Michael Linden on the hot topic of whether we should increase taxes on the rich:
Both have written 500-word articles and are now battling each other (along with others) via the debate stream.
Is it “Polycymic” or, “policymic”?
And, the first sentence of the last paragraph should read:’Each has written’, I don’t remember why exactly… but, it has something to do with their work being independently produced or something like that. I would look it up if I were to have a usage book nearby but I don’t.
funny, i knew exactly what he meant.
l looked at the “debate.” not really worth getting involved. professor miron is a hack. and the comments i read were ill informed. too many to have any chance of educating any of them.
a great tragedy happens to some kids in the eighth grades when they are convinced there is something important about “grammar” and “spelling.” i hope you can get over it in time.
but just to help shake you up a bit:
It is not good grammar to start a sentence with And. And the comma is in the wrong place.
Generally a space follows a colon. two spaces in typing. A full quote is called for, not the half-quotation marks, and the comma is normally included inside the quote marks. The ellipsis is uncalled for, a comma would have been preferred, but before the but, not after it.
And, “if i had a usage book nearby,” would be better usage than, “if i were to have..”
Which leaves only the missing comma after “nearby.”
I will correct the spelling.
I found Miron quite shallow explaining his point of view. But I found an economist at the University of London, Tarek Mostafa, who made attempts to explain where money actually seems to flow rather than the vague and inacurrate insinuation that tax cut money is spent mostly domesticly or on domestic r and d that usually acompany such statements…Minor sidestepped.
Well…I tend to skip drivel and find the nuggets of gold. Sent him an e-mail.
i often find it hard to find an email address, and not always very satisfactory to send even a very carefully worded note.
would it be okay if you excerpted the nuggets of gold? i am hoping they will start to read US.
I threw a few healthcare comments out there…..why not? Although, the debate did seem somewhat limited…..
I would not expect someone with your lack of language skills to appreciate something as subtle as the subjunctive mood.
And, there are a great many people, even some who are educated, who believe that sentences should not begin with the word ‘and’. And, so that second lacking of knowledge comes as no surprise either.
But, your not knowing that “half-quotation marks” are an acceptable way of itallicizing, that is surprisingly stupid, even from you. That you would also provide an example of your stupidity, wow: “It is not good grammar to start a sentence with And”, should read: It is not good grammar to start a sentence with ‘And’, or: It is not good grammar to start a sentence with And, or: “And” would fly. You managed to use the one application that is simply wrong.
But… the paragraph that begins with the word ‘generally’, that is what gives away your ignorance on this subject. Each of the sentences in that paragraph should be presented as as seperate paragraphs because they are not linked together by a common premise.
That paragraph does however have your one correct critisizm, I did fail to follow a colon with a space. But, that is petty, and if I were to resort to petty critisizms of your comment… well, I would spend far more time on this than what is warranted by your disregard for good grammer. You are evidently satisfied with second rate skills and your delusion in regards to the importance of “grammer”. Ironically though, you have boasted of your grasp of ‘logic’ yet you miss just how illogical it is to say that “if i had a usage book nearby,”. The problem is, that if I had ‘had’ a usuage book nearby, I would no longer have it nearby because ‘had’ is in the past tense.
If the comments that you “read were ill informed”… does that mean that those comments are no longer ill informed?
Plus, how does one educate a “comment”.
LOL…This thread is beginning to sound like a beginning general assembly meeting in Somewhere USA. Parade permits or no parade permits took four hours to decide, but appeared necessary as people jockyed for position and voice. The beginning of “I got your back” one hopes.
actually, you are proving my point. it depends on where you went to the eighth grade. and when you left it.
as for the subjunctive mood, i am aware of it. i am also aware that your usage of it was incorrect.
but where are we going to find an eighth grade teacher to settle this important argument?
When someone tells you “it’s not good grammar to start a sentence with And. And then starts the next sentence with And, its a shame you can’t tell you are being had on.
It is also funny that even peasants with no education whatsoever are able to understand each other. But that does not mean they should write on a forum presented as “economic commentary on news, politics, and the economy”. That is not to say that Rdan writes like a peasant, but instead that we can all learn from eachother, and, that I was only trying share a little tidbit on a site that has little else going on.
You, on the other hand, do write like a peasant.
You still don’t get the unsupported claim thing. If my “usage of it was incorrect”, then you need to explain why. It would also be interesting, I suspect, if you were to also explain how it “was incorrect”, do you mean to say that it was incorrect but it is now correct. That is a very stupid construction considering that you claim to be “aware” of the subjunctive mood in the preceeding sentence. But of course this thread is now rife with your examples of just how little that understand about any of this, but of course you presumably enjoy the taste of your foot, it does afterall find its way into your mouth on a regular basis.