2005年04月24日

rife, flim-flam, poltroon, greed

If there is any area of administration discourse more (1. ) with lies, distortions and political (2. ) than foreign policy, it is the economy.

The matter isn't helped by so-called liberal economists who refuse to actually consider that there is more to the economy of nations than is dreamed of in their philosophies.

When tenure is no longer available, indeed, when universities close and their ivory-tower jobs have gone overseas, then perhaps economists will understand that they've encouraged killing the goose that laid the golden egg.

As far as the (3. ) of policy, and their corporate enablers, they will pay for their abandonment of our country in the name of (4. ). I don't know when or how, but they will pay.

http://billmon.org/archives/001315.html

If there is any area of administration discourse more [rife] with lies, distortions and political [flim-flam] than foreign policy, it is the economy.

The matter isn't helped by so-called liberal economists who refuse to actually consider that there is more to the economy of nations than is dreamed of in their philosophies.

When tenure is no longer available, indeed, when universities close and their ivory-tower jobs have gone overseas, then perhaps economists will understand that they've encouraged killing the goose that laid the golden egg.

As far as the [poltroons] of policy, and their corporate enablers, they will pay for their abandonment of our country in the name of [greed]. I don't know when or how, but they will pay.


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rife:
1. In widespread existence, practice, or use; increasingly prevalent.
2. Abundant or numerous.


flim-flam:
1. Nonsense; humbug.
2. A deception; a swindle.


poltroon:
A base coward


greed:
An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth:


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rife:
〈好ましくない物・事が〉はびこって,広まって;〈場所が〉(好ましくない物・事で)いっぱいである,満ち満ちている《 with... 》.


flim-flam:
《略式》たわごと,でたらめ,ぺてん,ごまかし.


poltroon:
(異常なほどの)臆病(おくびょう)者,ひきょう者.


greed:
1 (より多くの富・利得に対する)意地きたない欲望,どん欲,強欲《 for, of... 》


[辞書は American Heritage, 小学館プログレッシブ]

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