Stephen Green renders it unnecessary for anyone to actually watch the debate:
6:09PM From Twitter: Explain and Co-opt Occupy Wall Street.
6:10PM Cain: Get a job, you filthy hippies.
I paraphrase, but not by much.
6:11PM Paul: “Cain has blamed the victims.” And then something about the Federal Reseve and bubbles and SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK.
6:11PM There were wild cheers, a few, to the chicken part.
6:12PM Paul: “I work on the assumption” that government is bad at almost everything.
And now I relove him.
This is the difference between a man who understands the core principles involved and a man who has absolutely no idea why things are the way they presently are. According to the principles of the international free traders and the Wall Street supporters, the jobs those “filthy hippies” should be pursuing are now in Korea, India, and China. The problem is that there are no shortage of highly educated, less expensive Koreans, Indians, and Chinese available to work those jobs.
Many young Americans went into debt, and were heavily encouraged to go into debt, in order to obtain unnecessary degrees for nonexistent jobs. Given that I was one of the first media figures to publicly call into question the value of a college education while many readers on this very blog argued vociferously against the anti-college case I was presenting, it is astonishing that so many people suddenly want to blame the young college graduates for believing in the inflated value of a college education and doing exactly what they were expected and instructed to do.