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What's the Difference Between a Liberal and a Progressive?
« on: November 18, 2011, 07:16:54 PM »
I know, that sounds like the start of a joke, but I'm being serious! :D

Is there a difference?
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Re: What's the Difference Between a Liberal and a Progressive?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 08:08:09 PM »
I thought progressives and socialists make up what is known as a Liberal.
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Re: What's the Difference Between a Liberal and a Progressive?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011, 08:11:21 PM »
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Re: What's the Difference Between a Liberal and a Progressive?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 08:17:57 PM »
One says Po-tay-to.....the other says Instant!  ;)

One cooks the other cleans?  :D
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Re: What's the Difference Between a Liberal and a Progressive?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2011, 08:28:30 PM »
I know, that sounds like the start of a joke, but I'm being serious! :D

Is there a difference?

Certainly. Modern American liberals are progressives. What has been categorized as liberalism in the US and the people we are used to calling liberals are progressives. Both parties are liberal though. They accept the same basic premises, such as the homo economicus, individualism, rationalism and so forth.
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Re: What's the Difference Between a Liberal and a Progressive?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2011, 08:32:16 PM »
heh, he he heh, he heh... he said... homo.

heh, he he, heh.
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Re: What's the Difference Between a Liberal and a Progressive?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2011, 08:34:24 PM »
heh, he he heh, he heh... he said... homo.

heh, he he, heh.

I should have italicized it to make the Latin sound less sexual.  ;)

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Re: What's the Difference Between a Liberal and a Progressive?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2011, 08:36:36 PM »
Alright, I'm going rustic on you - what the hell is homo economicus?

I could google it yeah, but I have to post whore a little so Conley stops whining.

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Re: What's the Difference Between a Liberal and a Progressive?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2011, 08:37:49 PM »
We've got a lot of wise guys in here that think they're comedians  >:( >:( :D

I admit, I laughed  ;D ... but thanks for the explanation D. I'll have to read more about it because I only half understand what you're saying.

I've been hearing a lot of Democrats call themselves progressives lately so I was wondering what that was about.
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Re: What's the Difference Between a Liberal and a Progressive?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2011, 08:38:58 PM »
Alright, I'm going rustic on you - what the hell is homo economicus?

I could google it yeah, but I have to post whore a little so Conley stops whining.

 O0

:D

Ooh, ooh, look at the fancypants surfing the net and driving a big bad moving van at the same time!  ;D

edit: and yeah to echo Cap'n save me the trouble of Googling and explain this to us cavemen if you can  :D
« Last Edit: November 18, 2011, 08:40:29 PM by Conley »
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