TCU Prof Sees Texas Republican Platform And Is Afraid, Very Afraid

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Posted July 3, 2012 by Jeff Prince in Blotch
HOME SWEET HOME -- TCU ECONOMICS PROF SAYS TEXAS GOP PLATFORM WOULD MAKE UNITED STATES RESEMBLE THIRD WORLD COUNTRY.HOME SWEET HOME -- TCU ECONOMICS PROF SAYS TEXAS GOP PLATFORM WOULD MAKE UNITED STATES RESEMBLE THIRD WORLD COUNTRY.

 

John T. Harvey is a longtime economics guru at Texas Christian University and a blogger at Forbes. His blog Pragmatic Economics tries to explain complicated financial principals to average dunderheads.

He aim to be a-political, he says, but sometimes he can’t help it. For instance, take the Republican platform recently hammered out at the Fort Worth convention. Please.

Harvey’s latest blog post minces no words, from the headline — “The Terrifying Texas GOP Platform” — to the big finish (the boldface is his, not mine):

“This is not to say that there are not portions of the Texas Republican Party Platform that are perfectly reasonable. There are. But, by and large, it reads as if it were written in another age and in ignorance of the social, economic, and scientific evidence of the past half century. Let there be no mistake about it: the Texas Republican Party Platform is terrifying. Were its recommendations implemented, the US would resemble a third-world country with a cheap, uneducated workforce and a massive gap between rich and poor. Unemployment would be rampant, growth stagnant, and answers few and far between thanks to the systematic repression of higher order and critical thinking. I don’t know what happened to the Republicans of fifty years ago, who were willing to discuss, reason, and compromise and who respected logic and reason, but they are sorely missed.”

Here’s the GOP platform that got Harvey so freaked out.


2 Comments


  1.  
    Phil Esteen

    Is anyone surprised that Texas Republicans are some of the most despicably bigoted, paranoid and racist people on Earth? Just visit Fort Worth for corroboration.

    All you have to do is spend one week with the Caustic Conservatives Of Cowtown and you will be exposed to higher levels of ‘toxicity’ at every office, plant, court, bar, restaurant, church, civic meeting and port-a-john than you could ever imagine.

    Compassion, progress, planning and equality aren’t exactly what a massively under-educated populace provides.




  2.  
    Warren

    Really Phil? Because we believe in limited government and personal responsibility that makes us bigoted, paranoid, and racist? Sounds to me like you’re a bit of a hipocrit. Your lashing out at people you don’t know only because their political beliefs don’t align with your own.





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