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Subreddit Stats: AskEconomics top posts from 2016-12-11 to 2017-12-10 16:42 PDT

Period: 363.79 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 9010
Rate (per day) 2.75 24.68
Unique Redditors 765 1500
Combined Score 9038 28269

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 75 points, 11 submissions: Ask_Everything
    1. How did Ireland become SO WEALTHY in spite of being hit by the Great Recession so hard? (10 points, 4 comments)
    2. Peru's economy grew by 7.8% per year since 2009. Is this due to quinoa exports? (8 points, 4 comments)
    3. Why can't employers hire 16% more employees and pay ALL of their employees 14% less in aggregare? This would make the unemployment rate 0% without adding to employer costs. (8 points, 10 comments)
    4. In the USA, an we have employee owned businesses like Bob’s Red Mill. Is there a model that allows a business to be municipal owned or partly owned by the municipality? (7 points, 3 comments)
    5. What are the best leading indicators for the economy or the stock market? (7 points, 11 comments)
    6. EITC VS Higher Minimum Wage for poverty reduction and reducing income inequality (6 points, 9 comments)
    7. How would implementing a $15/hour minimum wage NOT contribute to inflation across the board (thus negating its effect)? (6 points, 13 comments)
    8. In Communist USSR, (1) was the Gini Coefficient = ~0? (2) If everyone earned about the same amount, then was there poverty? (3) What were some economic triumphs of Communism? (6 points, 12 comments)
    9. India and China had equal Per Capita GDP (PPP) in '89. Why are all economic predictions of India so much more pessimistic about India than for China? (6 points, 4 comments)
    10. Why is there a black market for USD in developing countries? (6 points, 4 comments)
  2. 62 points, 6 submissions: VanGod21
    1. How much money could be collected with pigouvian and land/natural resource taxes in the United States? (21 points, 3 comments)
    2. Is income inequality an externality? (17 points, 16 comments)
    3. Why do private companies get the patent on drugs funded by the government? (9 points, 2 comments)
    4. Would cutting the corporate tax increase investment? (6 points, 4 comments)
    5. When is it better for the government to borrow money for spending rather than pay with taxes? (5 points, 5 comments)
    6. What are the biggest externalities in the United States? (4 points, 4 comments)
  3. 61 points, 6 submissions: BainCapitalist
    1. ACA replacement bill is out. Any changes from the original talking points that were released? (17 points, 1 comment)
    2. Examples of 'good' infrastructure plans? (12 points, 2 comments)
    3. Applications of blockchain technology? (9 points, 4 comments)
    4. Articles/ books on wartime economics? (8 points, 3 comments)
    5. Can I have a breakdown on all the major theories on the emergence of money? (8 points, 17 comments)
    6. Question about X-Tax (7 points, 6 comments)
  4. 54 points, 5 submissions: benjaminikuta
    1. Millennials are earning 20% less than boomers did at the same age in life... (19 points, 8 comments)
    2. Does marketing make society better off, or is it rent seeking? (12 points, 3 comments)
    3. The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 regulated the railroads, forced consistent cargo rates and eliminated price discrimination between long and short haul fares. Would it be fair to describe the law as enforcing a kind of "rail neutrality"? What was the impact of the law? (8 points, 1 comment)
    4. What if instead of a ban on plastic grocery bags, there was just an extreme tax? (8 points, 20 comments)
    5. What are some examples of natural monopolies that exist or would exist without government intervention? (7 points, 25 comments)
  5. 54 points, 3 submissions: Alethean
    1. If major countries go to war, what happens to their debt obligations? (30 points, 3 comments)
    2. Does the world have a contingency plan for a Chinese recession or financial crisis? (15 points, 11 comments)
    3. Is there much risk of contagion or a reduction in aggregate demand if/when bitcoin collapses? (9 points, 4 comments)
  6. 52 points, 3 submissions: Municipal_Man
    1. What are the most profound ideas of economics in the last 20 years? (35 points, 53 comments)
    2. Where can I find the Debt of a city and the GDP of a city? (10 points, 4 comments)
    3. What are the DISADVANTAGES of the EITC? (7 points, 3 comments)
  7. 48 points, 6 submissions: zangerinus
    1. net neutrality: good or bad? (13 points, 25 comments)
    2. In the 50's a single person in the US with a decent job requiring little or even no education could provide a comfortable home, education for their children, etc etc by themselves. Why were they paid so much or why hasn't that pay transitioned to 2017? (9 points, 9 comments)
    3. Best behavioral economics textbook? (7 points, 5 comments)
    4. Will US debt be a problem in the future? (7 points, 13 comments)
    5. Books/sources on Public Choice theory? (6 points, 2 comments)
    6. How to help third world countries? Why is foreign aid controversial among economists? (6 points, 10 comments)
  8. 48 points, 4 submissions: dewarr
    1. If the USSR was so ineffecient, how was it such a superpower? (21 points, 24 comments)
    2. Is Schrumpeter's "Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy" remotely approachable for a relative layperson? (11 points, 5 comments)
    3. Good history of economics textbook? (9 points, 5 comments)
    4. Does the concept of economic utility stem from ethical utiliarianism? (7 points, 6 comments)
  9. 46 points, 5 submissions: jomdo
    1. Does the U.S. have a different definition than the rest of the world, in regards to what exactly "Middle Class" is? (13 points, 14 comments)
    2. What are some fictional books that appears to have a realistic running economy- looking for books where one would later go back and say, "Hey maybe this happened because of ----" (10 points, 0 comments)
    3. What are some economic indicators of corruption? (9 points, 7 comments)
    4. Does anyone have a source that compares the income of every nation's lowest quintile? (8 points, 0 comments)
    5. How is it that there are modern nations with more income inequality than the Roman Empire (based on a study published by Cambridge) (6 points, 12 comments)
  10. 43 points, 5 submissions: neoliberalQuestions
    1. Is unilateral free trade as beneficial as bi/multilateral free trade agreements? Are there greater costs to it compared with other free trade arrangements? [x-post from /AskSocialScience] (11 points, 5 comments)
    2. How much contribution does healthcare make to health outcomes in the US compared with other factors like lifestyle, diet, environment, etc.? How does the US's mix of factors compare to those of other developed countries? (10 points, 2 comments)
    3. In the US, certain localities have short-run reduced employment prospects due to positive productivity shocks (automation, trade, etc.). What frictions/market failures prevent workers in these places from retraining themselves and moving away? (10 points, 6 comments)
    4. Is market power as little a problem (and anti-trust as ineffective at promoting consumer welfare) as depicted in this Econtalk podcast with Don Bourdreaux? (7 points, 10 comments)
    5. How might relatively low income localities mitigate the effects of a high national minimum wage? (5 points, 9 comments)
  11. 40 points, 4 submissions: CarltonFrater
    1. Am I crazy for wanting to be an economist? (13 points, 13 comments)
    2. Would a Masters Degree in Economics be a good choice for me? (11 points, 14 comments)
    3. Will Automation Lead to Drastic Unemployment and a Depression as some Speculate? (10 points, 14 comments)
    4. What is the relation between government spending as a percentage of GDP? (6 points, 1 comment)
  12. 37 points, 5 submissions: MTGTCG
    1. Which country has the best policies and institutions in place for economic growth? (11 points, 6 comments)
    2. What problems do mainstream economists have with libertarian beliefs? (9 points, 9 comments)
    3. Foreign Aid to the 3rd World (6 points, 4 comments)
    4. Intellectual Property, is it needed? (6 points, 2 comments)
    5. What is the best way to design the tax system if the goal is GDP growth? (5 points, 24 comments)
  13. 36 points, 4 submissions: Semaug
    1. What sort of impacts will Trump's proposed tariffs have on the economy? (13 points, 6 comments)
    2. Did economists see the 2008 recession coming? (10 points, 5 comments)
    3. What percentage of Venezuela's economy is run by the state(SOEs)? (7 points, 4 comments)
    4. Does the US spend a disproportionate amount on drug R&D compared to other countries? If so, is this related to the lack of price control? (6 points, 1 comment)
  14. 36 points, 4 submissions: rishijoesanu
    1. How do economists price carbon? (12 points, 14 comments)
    2. Can someone ELI5 Amartya Sen's Liberal Paradox? (10 points, 5 comments)
    3. Does automation cause Job loss in the long run? Thoughts on the new Kurzgesagt video? (9 points, 34 comments)
    4. What aspects of Ray Dalio's video "How The Economic Machine Works" is wrong or oversimplified? (5 points, 0 comments)
  15. 35 points, 5 submissions: remarkablecereal
    1. If people find a cheap way to make near unlimited amounts of gold, would the money backed by gold become worthless? (11 points, 10 comments)
    2. Is the "robot" revolution different this time? (7 points, 1 comment)
    3. When misers hoard wealth, can the market pretend it doesn't exist? (6 points, 11 comments)
    4. Why is war expensive? (6 points, 22 comments)
    5. Why is labour cheaper in developing countries? (5 points, 6 comments)
  16. 35 points, 2 submissions: Jyan
    1. Why tax brackets, rather than a smooth increase? (22 points, 8 comments)
    2. Judea Pearl wrote that "men were more qualified than equally paid women", in contrast to the usual statement on gender inequality. Is anyone aware of a citation? (13 points, 1 comment)
  17. 35 points, 2 submissions: Paul_2
    1. Is "Basic Economics" by Thomas Sowell reliable? (25 points, 3 comments)
    2. What is the standard of proof in economics? (10 points, 10 comments)
  18. 35 points, 1 submission: PM_ME_MESSY_BUNS
    1. /memenomics posts aside, is Ben Bernanke really a hero? Did the Fed save us from something much worse during the recession? How bad would it have been if the Fed acted as poorly and lamely as it did before/during the Great Depression? (35 points, 5 comments)
  19. 33 points, 2 submissions: johnfrance
    1. Most important books or papers in economics published since 2000? (27 points, 5 comments)
    2. Looking for good secondary literature on Ricardo, and JS Mill? (6 points, 2 comments)
  20. 33 points, 1 submission: papermarioguy02
    1. What parts of Friedman's "The Role of Monetary Policy" are now part of the economic consensus? (33 points, 1 comment)

Top Commenters

  1. zzzzz94 (2400 points, 299 comments)
  2. RobThorpe (1525 points, 515 comments)
  3. MrDannyOcean (1401 points, 185 comments)
  4. he3-1 (599 points, 65 comments)
  5. riggorous (534 points, 178 comments)
  6. generated_regressor (487 points, 131 comments)
  7. Petros557 (450 points, 112 comments)
  8. Integralds (432 points, 59 comments)
  9. ZerexTheCool (407 points, 99 comments)
  10. whyrat (394 points, 116 comments)
  11. Randy_Newman1502 (385 points, 80 comments)
  12. Cutlasss (369 points, 79 comments)
  13. isntanywhere (349 points, 93 comments)
  14. Cross_Keynesian (347 points, 59 comments)
  15. King_Freedom (339 points, 109 comments)
  16. themcattacker (321 points, 115 comments)
  17. IDontGiveAFuckDude (269 points, 78 comments)
  18. Greenhorn24 (266 points, 91 comments)
  19. jmo10 (240 points, 72 comments)
  20. panick21 (227 points, 108 comments)
  21. say_wot_again (203 points, 36 comments)
  22. bon_pain (174 points, 49 comments)
  23. UpsideVII (164 points, 37 comments)
  24. gorbachev (164 points, 27 comments)
  25. VodkaHaze (153 points, 33 comments)
  26. Yankee9204 (151 points, 33 comments)
  27. Hypers0nic (146 points, 33 comments)
  28. adam7684 (131 points, 21 comments)
  29. Philosopher013 (128 points, 38 comments)
  30. FinancialEconomist (127 points, 26 comments)
  31. loaengineer0 (123 points, 26 comments)
  32. neoliberalQuestions (121 points, 33 comments)
  33. Cystee (115 points, 33 comments)
  34. a_s_h_e_n (110 points, 31 comments)
  35. Frexican (106 points, 25 comments)
  36. ManWithAMasterplan (106 points, 18 comments)
  37. brberg (103 points, 22 comments)
  38. MiltonFriedom (102 points, 32 comments)
  39. Rimshotsgalore (100 points, 31 comments)
  40. HeFlipYa (97 points, 33 comments)
  41. VineFynn (96 points, 18 comments)
  42. electrodraco (94 points, 10 comments)
  43. MrCava (90 points, 26 comments)
  44. WikiTextBot (86 points, 50 comments)
  45. wumbotarian (86 points, 16 comments)
  46. Holophonist (85 points, 13 comments)
  47. MaesterMagoo (79 points, 26 comments)
  48. FatBabyGiraffe (77 points, 19 comments)
  49. badbooksaintbad (76 points, 17 comments)
  50. econ_learner (76 points, 15 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Is there even one economist in here that thinks Trump's protectionist agenda will result in welfare gains for the American people? by deleted (38 points, 39 comments)
  2. What are the most profound ideas of economics in the last 20 years? by Municipal_Man (35 points, 53 comments)
  3. /memenomics posts aside, is Ben Bernanke really a hero? Did the Fed save us from something much worse during the recession? How bad would it have been if the Fed acted as poorly and lamely as it did before/during the Great Depression? by PM_ME_MESSY_BUNS (35 points, 5 comments)
  4. What parts of Friedman's "The Role of Monetary Policy" are now part of the economic consensus? by papermarioguy02 (33 points, 1 comment)
  5. Maybe a dumb question but, If we're so good at producing efficiently why can't more people live in a single income? by thebshwckr (30 points, 33 comments)
  6. My friend recently published this - help me prank him by gosick (30 points, 11 comments)
  7. If major countries go to war, what happens to their debt obligations? by Alethean (30 points, 3 comments)
  8. What programming language should an Economist learn? by MrEconomist206 (29 points, 61 comments)
  9. What is it really like to be an economist? by ListenAndObserve (28 points, 5 comments)
  10. Why does Marxism seem to be so much more prevalent in philosophical circles than in economic ones? by Oedium (27 points, 36 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 85 points: zzzzz94's comment in Can anyone explain why Austrian Economics is so unpopular?
  2. 67 points: say_wot_again's comment in Who hates Milton Friedman most?
  3. 45 points: he3-1's comment in Why does Marxism seem to be so much more prevalent in philosophical circles than in economic ones?
  4. 41 points: MrDannyOcean's comment in What is an economists opinion on Libertarianism?
  5. 39 points: he3-1's comment in How can I learn enough about economics to make informed voting decisions?
  6. 39 points: zzzzz94's comment in Where did the $15 minimum wage come from?
  7. 38 points: ManWithAMasterplan's comment in What are the strongest arguments against free college?
  8. 37 points: MrDannyOcean's comment in My friend recently published this - help me prank him
  9. 37 points: ZerexTheCool's comment in Is the field of economics separable from capitalism?
  10. 35 points: MrDannyOcean's comment in Maybe a dumb question but, If we're so good at producing efficiently why can't more people live in a single income?
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Subreddit Stats: badeconomics top posts from 2014-12-28 to 2015-12-26 14:40 PDT

Period: 363.19 days
Submissions Comments
Total 998 85609
Rate (per day) 2.75 234.43
Unique Redditors 240 2478
Combined Score 26803 402029

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 1933 pts, 76 submissions: u/urnbabyurn
    1. Guy praxes out why women should be virgins (66 pts, 184 comments)
    2. The Democratic POTUS primary debate thread (61 pts, 400 comments)
    3. In solidarity with reddit uprising, /badeconomics will not be the default sub in place of /economics. wumbotarian is Victoria and /praxacceptance has gone full Marxian. (59 pts, 101 comments)
    4. End of Memes! Central planning failure... (58 pts, 21 comments)
    5. Anyone else notice how quiet the economics subs get during Passover? (57 pts, 8 comments)
    6. "Once demand is high enough you don't need to lower your price" (49 pts, 73 comments)
    7. The BE reader - crowd sourcing chapters thread (49 pts, 141 comments)
    8. Feminism is responsible for stagnant wages (48 pts, 187 comments)
    9. Trade is worse than war! (44 pts, 72 comments)
    10. ELS series: we hate famous economists part 27 (44 pts, 85 comments)
  2. 1214 pts, 36 submissions: u/besttrousers
    1. Is a basic income badeconomics? No, not really. But there is a lot of badeconomics in the /basicincome FAQ (Part 1) (163 pts, 136 comments)
    2. "But companies still hire people because they have no choice but to. They need enough workers to meet the demands of the market and so they hire people. So if a layoff was to occur I'd occurred regardless of wage hike." (72 pts, 73 comments)
    3. "Piketty basically proved that r>g, which means capital tends to concentrate faster than the economy grows. This means our method of economics is destined to collapse." (58 pts, 25 comments)
    4. " The Chicago school seems to pretty much ignore money." (53 pts, 71 comments)
    5. [META] /badmathematics discusses Austrian economics (52 pts, 112 comments)
    6. Migrants respond to the market signal of high wages. They migrate, and some find jobs, and others do not. Those who do not find jobs end up on welfare rolls. Wages do not fall, and the market signal telling migrants to keep coming remains broadcasted to the world. (45 pts, 84 comments)
    7. I think I finally praxxed out why Austrians tend to be libertarians (43 pts, 36 comments)
    8. "The first paper [Diamond 1960] I have refuted, show me the damn data or go troll elsewhere.' (41 pts, 100 comments)
    9. "So again, I ask, what exactly would humans have a comparative advantage in?" (40 pts, 159 comments)
    10. The stock market has gone up ∴ we are in a bubble (38 pts, 118 comments)
  3. 1033 pts, 31 submissions: u/say_wot_again
    1. FUCK THE BABY BOOMERS!!! LOUD NOISES!!! (253 pts, 259 comments)
    2. Economics Is Too Important to Be Left to Economists (70 pts, 80 comments)
    3. Very Serious Economic Training vs. Free Trade (58 pts, 142 comments)
    4. TIL free movement of labor is a subsidy. (46 pts, 30 comments)
    5. The General Theory of Comments, Interest, and Stickies (42 pts, 25 comments)
    6. Apparently the simple act of being in New York now makes you too big to fail. (39 pts, 15 comments)
    7. Not Pictured: A credible model of macroeconomics (36 pts, 56 comments)
    8. Careful Sumner. Winter is coming. (35 pts, 71 comments)
    9. Low oil prices will lead to an oil shortage! People are batteries! And more gems. (32 pts, 51 comments)
    10. DAE live in a formalized fantasy world? (28 pts, 112 comments)
  4. 996 pts, 28 submissions: u/commentsrus
    1. User in /Politics unironically calls Integralds "Hitler" in a horrible thread about the Federal Reserve, Bitcoin, Anarcho-Marxism, and Basic Income. (202 pts, 17 comments)
    2. Kicked a girl out before sex after she started arguing that Keynesian/Hansen-Samuelson multipliers weren't real (104 pts, 68 comments)
    3. meconomist irl (85 pts, 79 comments)
    4. And the Lord Sanders sayeth unto /Politics: "There are only so many jobs we could extract from the jobs mines this year, and blessed is he who doesn't give them to immigrants." Amen. (53 pts, 91 comments)
    5. [Dank Meme] Wumbotarian's OPpR1ession (47 pts, 34 comments)
    6. How to replace the entire banking system with cryptocurrency in 3 years and what results it will bring (38 pts, 15 comments)
    7. "No European country benefits from Muslim immigration." Actually, Denmark's wages rose after an influx of Muslim refugees. "Ah yes, but no TRUE European country benefits." (38 pts, 86 comments)
    8. THIS JUST IN!! ECB Protester Josephine Witt has released a new statement regarding the excesses of the ECB (36 pts, 44 comments)
    9. Eastern Europeans are immigrating to the UK and are LITERALLY starting businesses! Call up the Jobs Patrol so we can start rationing NOW before the shelves go empty [go to 1:15] (36 pts, 31 comments)
    10. Today is Peter Schiff Day! Post all your dank Peter Schiff praxes to show solidarity. (35 pts, 54 comments)
  5. 894 pts, 29 submissions: u/wumbotarian
    1. PA Gov Tom Wolf thinks competition leads to higher prices. (84 pts, 78 comments)
    2. /socialism is praying that Venezuela "doesn't fuck up" centrally planning food distribution (76 pts, 132 comments)
    3. "Open borders? No, that's a Koch brothers proposal." (66 pts, 171 comments)
    4. Private Defense Agencies: AnCaps deny monopolies can exist (55 pts, 144 comments)
    5. "Inflation is the true opium of the masses." (47 pts, 37 comments)
    6. Angry neckbeards in /gaming don't understand how prices work in a a market economy. (44 pts, 160 comments)
    7. Bad monetary economics (42 pts, 106 comments)
    8. "You have to keep in mind that economics is a highly ideological field." (41 pts, 83 comments)
    9. WHO GETS THE BE NOMINATION? (34 pts, 227 comments)
    10. "Tax is price fixing which is known to break economies" so use Kickstarter to fund public goods instead! (33 pts, 110 comments)
  6. 857 pts, 33 submissions: u/HealthcareEconomist3
    1. [Meta] TrueReddit discusses /be (56 pts, 176 comments)
    2. [Low hanging fruit] /Futurology discusses basicincome (42 pts, 129 comments)
    3. "we have to accept the logic of 21st century capitalism is that it will constantly lower costs by adopting automation & a race to the bottom between the general working population & robots for less & less income is a road to nowhere." (42 pts, 122 comments)
    4. A superbly bad description of comparative advantage, complete failure to understand how currencies work, complete failure to understand a currency peg, absurd claim that China prints to buy up Treasuries and a complete misunderstand regarding how S/D works. (39 pts, 28 comments)
    5. High individual taxes encourage investment (39 pts, 59 comments)
    6. TPP quackery (37 pts, 50 comments)
    7. I bet about $3.50 this thread is going to be the worst econ thread of the year (36 pts, 149 comments)
    8. No title will do this thread appropriate justice (36 pts, 38 comments)
    9. 7 ways i made up a bunch of data about Switzerland (35 pts, 125 comments)
    10. Monetarism has special views on trade, economists oppose TPP, insanity about prices & competition etc (34 pts, 44 comments)
  7. 573 pts, 17 submissions: u/Jericho_Hill
    1. <-- # of Days Jericho_Hill replaces Wumbo as R1 Moderator (159 pts, 64 comments)
    2. Reward: Reddit Gold Task: Find the best badeconomics in the Bernie Sanders AMA live now (49 pts, 151 comments)
    3. In which HealthCare Economist is believed to be a covert agent of manipulation embedded by the intelligence community. (41 pts, 48 comments)
    4. All Economists believe in Trickle Down (39 pts, 120 comments)
    5. Physics isn't real science (38 pts, 17 comments)
    6. Technology = Return to Feudalism (30 pts, 29 comments)
    7. R1 Holiday contest comin' (29 pts, 79 comments)
    8. The BadEconomics Holiday Contest (29 pts, 1 comment)
    9. Unintended consequences (27 pts, 50 comments)
    10. In Which JH is called a retarded economist (22 pts, 44 comments)
  8. 487 pts, 24 submissions: u/lorentz65
    1. I like my labor lumpy and my employment serf-y. (38 pts, 27 comments)
    2. I'm audibly laughing and weeping while reading this thread. (33 pts, 75 comments)
    3. [Question] Why are the mods massive fascists? (31 pts, 32 comments)
    4. De immigranten! (29 pts, 68 comments)
    5. The poster child of badeverything. (26 pts, 39 comments)
    6. The internet exists therefore public goods don't real. QED. (26 pts, 58 comments)
    7. This sub-reddit should start doing more slam poetry (26 pts, 89 comments)
    8. We are not proselytizing enough praxbrothers! (25 pts, 60 comments)
    9. Causation goes from GDP=>everything bad. (25 pts, 40 comments)
    10. DAE Fed is a private bank! (21 pts, 22 comments)
  9. 441 pts, 7 submissions: u/Integralds
    1. Bernie Sanders' NYT Op-Ed on the Federal Reserve (234 pts, 445 comments)
    2. The Chart for /badeconomics (51 pts, 78 comments)
    3. Official Proposal for Two "Bad Economics Discussion Threads" per Week (proofs inside) (49 pts, 36 comments)
    4. List of Currencies by Realness [Public Service Announcement] (40 pts, 36 comments)
    5. I Just Spent Five Days Listening to Fox News (34 pts, 107 comments)
    6. Annual hours worked (17 pts, 19 comments)
    7. PSA: /dsge is now open for business (16 pts, 15 comments)
  10. 439 pts, 12 submissions: u/potato1
    1. Humanity is 10 cows. The economy is a butcher and/or a dairyman, and the dairyman only wants 7 of them. Jobs are when you avoid getting butchered and get milked instead. (58 pts, 36 comments)
    2. "[T]ariffs... are the only thing that allow workers here to continue making $10 an hour vs $.10 an hour because we tax imports from countries where they pay employees $.10 an hour" (52 pts, 41 comments)
    3. Law and Economics RI: "Every person on this subreddit should be aware of the Glass-Steagall act, because if it hadn't been repealed you'd be paying only 0.5% interest on your mortgage and student loans right now" (50 pts, 29 comments)
    4. Wealth is basically like character level in an MMORPG with player versus player combat, and like character level, wealth should have an absolute cap (46 pts, 210 comments)
    5. NAFTA was bad because it was bad for Detroit. Also, an increase in Americans' mean income is bad for the majority of Americans. (43 pts, 162 comments)
    6. "economist are like the Borg and don't care about regular people. They care about conglomerate entities like nations, corporations, etc. The smaller the conglomerate entity, the less of a shit economists give about it." (38 pts, 34 comments)
    7. "Why would greater productivity lead to higher wages and lower prices? There is little evidence to support that actually occurs in the real world." (36 pts, 62 comments)
    8. Printing more money causes deflation. Also, deflation is when prices of goods increase. Also, China caused the real estate bubble by "exporting deflation" though "flood[ing] the world with cheap products" (31 pts, 22 comments)
    9. This redditor has the solution for the Greek debt crisis, and indeed all economic problems across the globe: global jubilee (27 pts, 41 comments)
    10. Net Neutrality is communism. (25 pts, 88 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. u/besttrousers (30182 pts, 4648 comments)
  2. u/wumbotarian (25844 pts, 5992 comments)
  3. u/say_wot_again (17728 pts, 2805 comments)
  4. u/Integralds (15045 pts, 2290 comments)
  5. u/urnbabyurn (12655 pts, 2220 comments)
  6. u/commentsrus (11917 pts, 1969 comments)
  7. u/bdubs91 (6030 pts, 1629 comments)
  8. u/irondeepbicycle (5733 pts, 794 comments)
  9. u/-Rory- (5577 pts, 1115 comments)
  10. u/Jericho_Hill (5243 pts, 1195 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. FUCK THE BABY BOOMERS!!! LOUD NOISES!!! by u/say_wot_again (253 pts, 259 comments)
  2. Bernie Sanders' NYT Op-Ed on the Federal Reserve by u/Integralds (234 pts, 445 comments)
  3. User in /Politics unironically calls Integralds "Hitler" in a horrible thread about the Federal Reserve, Bitcoin, Anarcho-Marxism, and Basic Income. by u/commentsrus (202 pts, 17 comments)
  4. Is a basic income badeconomics? No, not really. But there is a lot of badeconomics in the /basicincome FAQ (Part 1) by u/besttrousers (163 pts, 136 comments)
  5. 10 Ways that TPP would hurt Working Families. Bernie Sanders AND the TPP, what's not to love?! by u/irondeepbicycle (160 pts, 115 comments)
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