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Old 03-09-2011, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Why don't you research the countries that are based on socialism.

List of socialist countries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Let me know which ones you'd like to live in, honestly.

None for me. I"ll stay in the good ol USA.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Austin
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All human beings have equal value. Who are you to decide who's valuable?
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And who are you to decide they all have equal value?
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Austin
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No, we need to remove the gov't backing of companies (i.e., bailouts and subsidies). The risk is there, they could lose it all, and they would have if our buddy Obummer hadn't bailed them out.

Correct! Government intervention is destroying our markets.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:19 AM
 
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Capitalism sucks. Period. I know that may sound shocking, but it's true -- at least of unregulated, laissez-faire "free market" capitalism.
In which country does this form of capitalism exist?
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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You going on and on about big businesses is veering off course.
I didn't say that. In fact, I don't see "big business" being good for a capitalistic society much less be wary of it veering off course. In fact, they tend to DEFINE the course. The fact that you dismiss any failure of a small business as attributable to going against the giants, and using the excuse that they were deemed to fail but one couldn't and shouldn't blame the behemoths is not only uninformed, it is downright unconditional support for crony capitalism.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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All human beings have equal value. Who are you to decide who's valuable?

Once again: human worth/value/importance has NOTHING to do with how much MONEY they earn.
Would you want an electrician to do heart surgery on you?

Should a heart surgeon earn more than an electrician?

No. But we are equal in the eyes of God.

Yes. That heart surgeon has a higher importance than an electrician.

Do you understand better now?
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Austin
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In which country does this form of capitalism exist?

It's in a far away place called Dreamland.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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In which country does this form of capitalism exist?
Ignorant and self-serving people try and push for it, either not realizing it won't work or solely for selfish reasons.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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It's in a far away place called Dreamland.
Is it called StrawDogIstan?
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:47 AM
 
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Ignorant and self-serving people try and push for it, either not realizing it won't work or solely for selfish reasons.
So it exists...... no where. .
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