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by Goodspeed
57 minutes ago
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 908
Views: 5888
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Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

fightinfrenchman wrote:Buttigieg or bust!
Preach it brother
by Goodspeed
Yesterday, 16:32
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth
Replies: 105
Views: 1101
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth

If you want numbers, I don't have any. The internet might.
You could watch the Wire, I think it does a great job of illustrating how the system has a tendency to leave people who are born in the wrong place behind. And as one of the best TV shows in history, it's very entertaining, too. Win-win.
Seaso .....

by Goodspeed
Yesterday, 16:13
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth
Replies: 105
Views: 1101
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth

Reality.

Or by observing American society with the knowledge of how much better it could be. We need not look far for examples.
by Goodspeed
Yesterday, 16:02
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth
Replies: 105
Views: 1101
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth

Anecdotal. Honestly I didn't even read the paragraph after that word, it should be obvious to anyone that anecdotal evidence means exactly nothing here (or anywhere, for that matter). Please try to look at the big picture. It's not that upward mobility is impossible in the US, it's that there is not .....

by Goodspeed
Yesterday, 10:33
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth
Replies: 105
Views: 1101
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth

Dolan wrote:Tbh, this "gap between rich and poor" in the USA (and elsewhere) is caused by poorer people having way more kids than they can afford.
The high fertility rate among the poor is both an effect and a cause of poverty. You might call it a vicious cycle. But there are many other cau .....
by Goodspeed
21 Mar 2019, 09:02
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth
Replies: 105
Views: 1101
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth

Dolan wrote:Yeah, sure, there should be a dependable public education system, but that won't preclude the free market from offering other choices too. People are free to pick whatever school they think is best for their kids.
True but if the quality is about the same there is much less incentive to p .....
by Goodspeed
20 Mar 2019, 11:58
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth
Replies: 105
Views: 1101
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth

Dolan wrote:
Goodspeed wrote:
Dolan wrote:Equal opportunity is just as possible as any other utopia.
As long as there is any kind of inequality (genetic, financial, environmental), equal opportunity is nothing but a heuristic fiction (or what Kant called "regulative ideas", for readers of ph .....
by Goodspeed
18 Mar 2019, 18:20
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 908
Views: 5888
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

Beto is such a wannabe Pete
by Goodspeed
18 Mar 2019, 10:37
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 908
Views: 5888
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

It's looking like an uphill battle for sure. But democratic voters are energized already, and there are still 1.5 years left of Trump fucking up and the democratic congress sending bills to the senate, which could make some R senators vulnerable. I believe with time, chances of dems winning will imp .....

by Goodspeed
18 Mar 2019, 08:05
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 908
Views: 5888
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

The same way they gained what was it 40 something seats in congress?
by Goodspeed
17 Mar 2019, 07:34
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 908
Views: 5888
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

fightinfrenchman wrote:
iwillspankyou wrote:
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by Goodspeed
16 Mar 2019, 21:10
Forum: General
Topic: Thar Desert is not tournament ready.
Replies: 37
Views: 767
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Re: Thar Desert is not tournament ready.

I do remember really liking Bengal. I'd choose to put that map in the pool over most things, tbh.
by Goodspeed
16 Mar 2019, 20:52
Forum: General
Topic: Thar Desert is not tournament ready.
Replies: 37
Views: 767
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Thar Desert is not tournament ready.

I don't know the map so don't take this as an argument for or against the quality of its design, but imo there's nothing wrong with the fact that it makes certain civs unplayable, assuming that's the case. It's not great for a map randomly picked in a rated game, but if you know what map you're play .....

by Goodspeed
16 Mar 2019, 15:43
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: EP 6.0.x Beta [RELEASED-LIVE]
Replies: 284
Views: 6415
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Re: EP 6.0.x Beta [RELEASED-LIVE]

We're still talking to each other like this? :huh:
by Goodspeed
16 Mar 2019, 09:32
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 908
Views: 5888
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary



This interview is a lot more intimate and thought provoking than the CNN town hall. Highly recommend. Dude sounds presidential af. .....
by Goodspeed
16 Mar 2019, 08:54
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth
Replies: 105
Views: 1101
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth

Dolan wrote:Equal opportunity is just as possible as any other utopia.
As long as there is any kind of inequality (genetic, financial, environmental), equal opportunity is nothing but a heuristic fiction (or what Kant called "regulative ideas", for readers of philosophy).
Yes it's an ideal .....
by Goodspeed
15 Mar 2019, 08:20
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth
Replies: 105
Views: 1101
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth

umeu wrote:
Goodspeed wrote:In that context, equal opportunity. Or rather lack thereof
I must be missing something. I was under the impression that you're saying that equal opportunity doesnt exist, amd that people need to stop believing that it does before we can address the actual issue. So the what .....
by Goodspeed
14 Mar 2019, 16:12
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth
Replies: 105
Views: 1101
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth

I think he's trying to say it's not as bad as you think, thereby projecting an opinion that he disagrees with onto you. He does that.
by Goodspeed
14 Mar 2019, 14:43
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth
Replies: 105
Views: 1101
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth

In that context, equal opportunity. Or rather lack thereof
by Goodspeed
14 Mar 2019, 12:22
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth
Replies: 105
Views: 1101
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Taxing wealthy vs economic growth

n0el wrote:The gated community thing is just stupid, whatever to that, if you to think you are cool and live in a community you have to pass a guard to get into then whatever, thats your choice.
She is right about the education aspect though. That's a MAJOR problem in the US. Everyone talks about fr .....
by Goodspeed
13 Mar 2019, 15:20
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: ESOC in game modification organisation
Replies: 88
Views: 1918
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Re: ESOC in game modification organisation

[Armag] diarouga wrote:
Goodspeed wrote:Rather the meta has evolved a lot. A pr30 now is certainly less competitive than a pr30 in 2010.

I don't know about 2010 but I'm sure that the power ranks have decreased while the general level increased over the past years. People like poissondu44, nerpio o .....
by Goodspeed
13 Mar 2019, 15:12
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: ESOC in game modification organisation
Replies: 88
Views: 1918
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Re: ESOC in game modification organisation

Rather the meta has evolved a lot
by Goodspeed
13 Mar 2019, 15:08
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: ESOC in game modification organisation
Replies: 88
Views: 1918
Flag: Netherlands

Re: ESOC in game modification organisation

Dsy wrote:I think you just have negative assumptions on me.
For example: i compare jannissary vs musk and say: hey musk is just more cost effective so jan needs to be buffed. Meanwhile this statment would be bold since otto is one of the strongest rushing civ. Even if statistically it should be buffe .....
by Goodspeed
13 Mar 2019, 14:42
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: ESOC in game modification organisation
Replies: 88
Views: 1918
Flag: Netherlands

Re: ESOC in game modification organisation

If it doesn't, I'm sure that would be easy to add. But even so I would personally base any stats nerfs on what feels intuitively right (according to high level players) and on various break points in 1 unit vs 1 unit fights. There are too many limitations to a mathematical approach, too many factors .....

by Goodspeed
13 Mar 2019, 14:28
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: ESOC in game modification organisation
Replies: 88
Views: 1918
Flag: Netherlands

Re: ESOC in game modification organisation

Dsy wrote:Goodspeed: You still compare the calculator vs a skilled player to make decision. I suggest a good player with the calculator. Ive never said that we should give the calculator for a player who started yesterday and say ask him to make decisions. Ofc changes impact game balances. Its calle .....

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