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01-27-2013, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by MarkGio View Post
I think I was too hard on you; you make some valid points. Economics are an art for good reason. Despite good logic, its not testable. And where it has been tested, it's unethical. I agree our economic education has a free market agenda. I understand that cooperative models are not taught in great detail.

Anyways, I'm not saying a sports team doesn't stimulate the local economy, I'm saying it's in contention and questionable. I'm a hockey fan, yes, but only 1 in every 10 people I meet is one as well. Should they swallow the arguement that important resources get allocated to entertainment industry that only benefits some?
I think you and I are probably on the same page as far as public funds for a new arena in Calgary though, I was just blowing off some steam at that article and years of ruthless economic classes, no worries, haha.

I just find that even using the best of our logic human behavior isn't very predictable, and economics as a subject suffers from this.

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