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    Comment number 61.

    @56.Youre & 58.prudeboy
    there are some fundamental economic rules & from those fundamentals one can derive some other laws/rules, (debateable whether those could explain it all) the article however makes the same mistake that most economists make, rather than starting & slogging away from there, it simply makes up answers based on its leanings/prejudices then finds a justification for them.

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    Comment number 60.

    Have to concede that everyone has a right to express their opinion.
    Hope very few of them think they know all of the answers?
    Sadly...we have Journalists and Politicians who seem to think they know everything

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    Comment number 59.

    I'm sooooo pleased for you. Glad you had a good time. One other thing. Why do you talk with your hands? Do you really like Mariah Carey?

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    Comment number 58.

    #56. Youre

    Never, ever, compare physical laws with soft human inspired laws.

    Murdoch knows this. Which is why has been cocking a snoot at politicos for so many years.

    He knows how to manipulate people.

    Particularly those that think they know what is going on.

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    Comment number 57.

    stanilicn @55
    to set about
    reforming the way?"

    Crystallised. Our distraction as politicians & voters, searching the one for the knowingly false, the other for the hopefully genuine: an image of omni-competence. Our state mis-read, prescription lacking for escape, recent leaders have failed brief chances to free the people, to offer equal partnership, real empowerment for talent & conscience.


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