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Forum: Article Discussion 9th May 2015, 17:23
Replies: 86
Views: 2,833
Posted By mucgoo
The government can lock you up (and in some parts...

The government can lock you up (and in some parts of the world kill you) "legally". Google can't.
Forum: Article Discussion 23rd Mar 2015, 17:29
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By mucgoo
I'd guess design engineering is a niche which...

I'd guess design engineering is a niche which they haven't previously offered
Forum: Article Discussion 13th Mar 2015, 21:55
Replies: 182
Views: 3,526
Posted By mucgoo
40 mm

40 mm
Forum: Serious 11th Feb 2015, 22:49
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By mucgoo
The edexcel A-level maths textbooks are perfectly...

The edexcel A-level maths textbooks are perfectly decent. Then supplement that with khan academy.
Forum: Serious 24th Jan 2015, 00:37
Replies: 77
Views: 5,357
Posted By mucgoo
Did you look at some of the givewell stuff. There...

Did you look at some of the givewell stuff. There are quality of life years estimations for some programs of $50 (speculative ones but even if out by a factor of ten). I'm suggesting such charity...
Forum: Serious 23rd Jan 2015, 19:09
Replies: 77
Views: 5,357
Posted By mucgoo
There are good charities doing really basic and...

There are good charities doing really basic and cost effective things such as worming and sites like GiveWell (http://www.givewell.org/).

There's also the question of how does this coffee company...
Forum: Serious 23rd Jan 2015, 16:48
Replies: 77
Views: 5,357
Posted By mucgoo
You'd almost certainly be able to have larger...

You'd almost certainly be able to have larger positive effect buying "normal" coffee and giving the savings to charity. And that's without considering the 20% VAT and gift aid benefits.
Forum: Serious 8th Jan 2015, 11:21
Replies: 59
Views: 4,136
Posted By mucgoo
I maintain that it doesn't. Or if it does then...

I maintain that it doesn't. Or if it does then Waitrose will continue growing rapidly. The other supermarket will (rationally) copy its business practice. I'll be proved wrong.
Edit. They don't...
Forum: Serious 7th Jan 2015, 23:57
Replies: 59
Views: 4,136
Posted By mucgoo
You can go to Waitrose and get better service....

You can go to Waitrose and get better service. Most of the population find it not worth the extra cost or just can't afford it.



If marginal productivity doesn't exceed the marginal wage...
Forum: Serious 6th Jan 2015, 23:44
Replies: 59
Views: 4,136
Posted By mucgoo
Irrevocable disagreement on that point. ...

Irrevocable disagreement on that point.

Retail stores need the a certain level of manhours (times some productivity multiplier) required to keep shelves stocked and till lines reasonable. Beyond...
Forum: Serious 6th Jan 2015, 22:03
Replies: 59
Views: 4,136
Posted By mucgoo
Business are rational. There's no free lunch on...

Business are rational. There's no free lunch on the table for supermarkets to just raise wages and watch their staff become more productive and stores more profitable.

And if that was the case....
Forum: Serious 5th Jan 2015, 23:07
Replies: 59
Views: 4,136
Posted By mucgoo
Did you read what I wrote? Some sectors have...

Did you read what I wrote? Some sectors have rationally realised its beneficial. The macroeconomic of a financial crisis is in no way comparable to the micro and business management of wage decision....
Forum: Serious 5th Jan 2015, 14:09
Replies: 59
Views: 4,136
Posted By mucgoo
If that was the case business would raise wages...

If that was the case business would raise wages without regulation. It does spontaneously happen and is universal for some sectors (high end shops and restaurants, banks) because its proven to be...
Forum: Serious 23rd Dec 2014, 20:48
Replies: 43
Views: 3,172
Posted By mucgoo
If your view subsistence agriculture as the good...

If your view subsistence agriculture as the good life fine. Go live like that. But thats not exactly a common view.



No. With such figures of course not. My beliefs would change. Its not the...
Forum: Serious 23rd Dec 2014, 18:49
Replies: 43
Views: 3,172
Posted By mucgoo
There's plenty of empirical evidence as well. ...

There's plenty of empirical evidence as well.


Raising living standards is morally good according to such and such set moral beliefs. Capitalism achieves that aim so is a desirable...
Forum: Serious 23rd Dec 2014, 15:50
Replies: 43
Views: 3,172
Posted By mucgoo
Compared to harlequin and jrs saying how the...

Compared to harlequin and jrs saying how the western middle class have are somehow comparable to the bottom 50%? We agree on something.

I never claimed it was a moral structure. Its just rather...
Forum: Serious 23rd Dec 2014, 14:46
Replies: 43
Views: 3,172
Posted By mucgoo
So we agree basically. A lot of the world is...

So we agree basically. A lot of the world is horrifically poor. Personally I think "capitalism" (free trade essentially) is doing a good job of of fixing it. I also support the foreign aid budget.
...
Forum: Serious 22nd Dec 2014, 23:35
Replies: 43
Views: 3,172
Posted By mucgoo
I can pull up the citations for if you want.. ...

I can pull up the citations for if you want..

The destitute poor of Germany and the US (bottom 5%) would be somewhere around the 60-70% mark on the second graph. They are middle class by global...
Forum: Serious 22nd Dec 2014, 21:23
Replies: 43
Views: 3,172
Posted By mucgoo
It doesn't seem all that bad ...

It doesn't seem all that bad
http://stevereads.com/img/per_capita_income_great_divergence_from_farewell_to_alms.png

And the past few decades haven't been so bad for the worlds poor either...
Forum: Serious 22nd Dec 2014, 14:37
Replies: 43
Views: 3,172
Posted By mucgoo
Fairtrade? Not something I support, I'll provide...

Fairtrade? Not something I support, I'll provide a link to criticism if interested.

http://www.ethicalsuperstore.com/
No comment on how many of the claims are genuine but the option does exists. ...
Forum: General 27th Nov 2014, 23:02
Replies: 65
Views: 3,415
Posted By mucgoo
I'm very tempted by this bank account wrecker of...

I'm very tempted by this bank account wrecker of a black friday email
750 UP3214...
Forum: Serious 28th Oct 2014, 15:17
Replies: 105
Views: 7,301
Posted By mucgoo
International shipping is really cheap. A 1m...

International shipping is really cheap. A 1m cubic area is $50 and thats a presumabmly expensive publically available quote. (http://www.dfsworldwide.com/Shipping-to-China.html).
Forum: Hardware 21st Sep 2014, 16:02
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By mucgoo
Look around for a bargain 2nd hand system. A 3470...

Look around for a bargain 2nd hand system. A 3470 and 280x system for 320 is doing me very well.
Forum: Serious 18th Sep 2014, 23:20
Replies: 522
Views: 22,450
Posted By mucgoo
That's been part of the debate for ages. The...

That's been part of the debate for ages. The problem is their isn't a huge amount left and Scotland hasn't got Norway's oil fund built up from the last few decades. That fund currently owns ~1% of...
Forum: Serious 18th Sep 2014, 23:00
Replies: 522
Views: 22,450
Posted By mucgoo
Betfair odds have moved from 1.2 to 1.07/8 (for...

Betfair odds have moved from 1.2 to 1.07/8 (for no) in the past few hours with no results declared yet. Why?
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