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    European Politics Thread.

    Working slower and having more employees to pay would mean their products cost more triggering inflation, inflation tends to result in increased wages which inturn affects product cost and increases inflation further. You would then be in a vicious inflationary cycle. I've seen him disagree with Keynesian thought on a number of occasions. His recent appearance on Question Time in the UK was one that springs to mind. He is a history scholar though and written much on financial history which has been dominated by Keynesian thought for most of the 20th Century. He is also currently advising the current British Government, which is defiantly not Keynesian. As this is a european politics thread what are peoples thoughts on the bail outs?
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    They better have female soldiers...

    I foresee some nudity mods being developed if this is the case...
  3. I used to do bits with the Star Gate mod before I went to uni. It was all getting good before ArmA I was released but all the coding had to be re-written for the new engine. ArmA I passed by with alpha releases until they began to port to ArmA II which has been the same, so I can understand what many have been saying. OFPs 5 years of life was perfect for the engine, shame we couldn't get 5 years out of ArmA II. Oh well.
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    European Politics Thread.

    I agree. This might sound very Offensive-Realist, but its all about survival of the fittest between countries and their people. We now need to be able to compete with countries that have traditionally had lower standards of living than we do if we are to compete in the global markets. That is going to be difficult for people in Europe after decades of dependence on the Welfare state. Also, really like your sig. Always been a fan of Friedrich Hayek myself, the Austrian school has far more relevance today then Keynesian.
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    European Politics Thread.

    I am a British Graduate with an MSc (Econ) and I am struggling to get a job. I'd quite like to try and get funding for a PhD but I don't think that would help my employment prospects at all. In the UK, and elsewhere probably, we have a problem where there are far to many degrees floating around that are useless in any job market, devaluing the value of university education. In an ideal world people with degrees would just be able to walk out of university and into a job, but we do not live in an ideal world. For Spain going down the Portugal route of avoiding home administered austerity then having the EU bail you out and imposing austerity really isn't going to solve matters any faster. I agree about the manufacturing, but that has been largely caused by previous governments increasing tax rates on manufacturing industries (in the UK anyway) and pushing them to flee oversees. The only way that is going to be fixed is by a painful rebalancing of the nations economy, burning red tape, cutting taxes, devaluing the currency and making us competitive again. Poland is lucky that you are not a Eurozone nation. I've watched half of inside job, think Ill watch the rest of it tonight. The US is one of the worst countries in the world for "social mobility" so that really doesn't surprise me. The best we can do in Europe is try to clamp down on tax avoidance and regulate the banking sector much better. I do disagree here, the bankers messed up by giving out loans to those who could not afford them in the first place and selling on the debt into hedge funds made profits off it, and should be punished for that. But I think we all need to accept some responsibility that we all became addicted to credit and didn't question where that money came from in the first place and whether we could afford it at all. NWO, you mean New World Order? The rise of the BICs?
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    Stargate Universe [SG:U]

    The SG-1 Movie was going to be called Revolution, as it would be a revolution in them declassifying the project, and it was going to be intentional as Earth was going to enter a lengthy war with the Lucien Alliance. This was supposed to happen before SGU too, which makes some storylines in the series make sense. Got a source for the moon base part of the Atlantis movie (extinction)? I never heard that before. I did quite enjoy V. Seemed like it was just about getting good. I would like to have seen a Series 3, shame they cancelled it on my birthday. Anyone been watching The Event? (also cancelled on my birthday, but the producers are looking elsewhere.)
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    European Politics Thread.

    There is conjecture that the 4th Reich is actually the EU. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1179902/Revealed-The-secret-report-shows-Nazis-planned-Fourth-Reich--EU.html I know its the Mail, but give it a read. The Spanish protests are scary. It does scare me how people just cannot face economic realities and would rather live in their own world where money grows on trees.
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    Tomorrow is the Rapture...

    Poor Takistan! A handy flowchart to see if you are going to ascend tonight. I am a deffo no! http://tinyurl.com/3evc4y5
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    Tomorrow is the Rapture...

    I read it was supposed to happen at 6pm local time. So a little while yet! Tbh, to believe in this you must lt believe in a pretty vindictive God. Oh well. Better to Reign in hell than serve in heaven!
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    ArmA3 Wishlist and Ideas

    Oh, I also want to see an epic campaign. And when I say epic. I mean OFP level of epicness and size.
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    ArmA3 Wishlist and Ideas

    Shooting from vehicles is a must. Joint Operations: Typhoon rising had this 8 years ago and implemented awesomely!
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    FN 2000s for the US military?

    I think people need to read the website: It appears you will be able to customsie your look, and your gear. I am sure you will be able to select an M4 or M16 if you really want to! The Israelis too! When have you ever played a game where you can play as an Israeli. This is going to be awesome!
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    ArmA 2 site hacked

    If you read the website it says: It is highly likely that you will be able to customise what camo you wear, helmet, and your weapon. And I am sure there will be some M4s and M16s if you really want to use them!
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    Merkava... IDF??

    BluFor could also be an allied force. US, Israelis, Brits? One can hope! Oh, and the French.
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    Authentic Mediterranean island

    Pardon my French. but that is pretty fucking accurate!