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  1. #1 Economic Policy: Birds are starving feed horses more oats 
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    Economic Policy: Birds are starving feed horses more oats

    Economics is one of several domains of knowledge for which I have an aversion. I did take a course in economics in college many years ago and it dealt a heavy blow to my grade-point average.

    This fact may be evident by my question; isn’t there a better economic policy than feeding the birds by giving the horses more oats?


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    First of all, this belongs in Politics, not Philosophical Discussion.

    Your analogy stinks because the government produces nothing, and cannot "feed" anybody. It can only take or redistribute the oats.

    If a farmer is wise, he will feed his workhorses so that the workhorses can be healthy and produce more oats. If he scatters the horse's oats all over the ground so the rats and mice can eat it, the horse may find it more profitable to get down on the ground and scrounge like the other unproductive creatures.


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    Have you never seen birds feeding on the undigested oats in horse droppings? Analyze the economic policy of capitalism in America. An example might be when we pay CEOs 600 times what we pay the average worker; or when we cut the taxes for the wealthy so that they can build more factories.

    Some might call this a trickle-down economy.
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