The Math Forum

Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by NCTM or The Math Forum.

Math Forum » Discussions » Education » math-teach

Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.

Topic: More on the economic stupidity of economic conservatism (was Martin

Replies: 8   Last Post: Sep 10, 2012 10:42 PM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]
Robert Hansen

Posts: 11,345
From: Florida
Registered: 6/22/09
Re: More on the economic stupidity of economic conservatism (was Martin Bic...)
Posted: Sep 8, 2012 5:30 AM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

On Sep 7, 2012, at 3:04 PM, Paul Tanner <> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Robert Hansen <> wrote:
>> Please Paul, in a paragraph of 4 or 5 sentences, WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM?

> I will answer directly only intelligent questions.
> My indirect answer to this dumb question is to reiterate everything I
> said in my last two posts in this thread
> and
> but if you think that your question is not dumb, then you need to
> explain what you mean, including explaining why you don't ask this
> question for any and all countries rather than just for Norway, which
> by the context is clear you did. And if in asking this question the
> way you did you have some point to make or an argument to make then
> simply say it.

You made an example of Norway's higher per capita GDP which I take to mean that Norway is "wealthier" per capita than the U.S.

I am not questioning that statement, I am just asking where does the money come from.

I suggested a while back that they have a healthy surplus of trade which would account for their extra wealth.

You seem to have said in your post earlier in this thread that this (trade surplus) is not the source of their extra wealth.

So I asked you "Where does the money come from?"

Bob Hansen

Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© The Math Forum at NCTM 1994-2018. All Rights Reserved.