U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics > Business
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 01-07-2009, 05:54 PM
 
134 posts, read 423,909 times
Reputation: 128

Advertisements

How would you live if the government banned capitalism? ----Would you move to the country to grow your own food? build your own house? fill your own water from a river? heat your own house from fire? live without internet or tv?


Talk about simplicity.. Would you even be able to survive and would you be happy?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-07-2009, 06:06 PM
 
28,461 posts, read 75,166,723 times
Reputation: 18519
I'm thinking Canada would get a heckuva of lot of new residents...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
41,478 posts, read 53,735,003 times
Reputation: 24696
I thought this administration just did with the bailout programs.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2009, 08:36 PM
 
19,172 posts, read 58,246,575 times
Reputation: 34716
How would you live if the government banned capitalism?

Huh? Unlikely. That is how it makes money. You can't tax non-existent income or zero profits.


----Would you move to the country to grow your own food?


We're already in the country. The garden was fine this year, thank-you. The chickens are all at freezer camp now.

build your own house?

Had it built for us. Building a house takes too much time. Built a greenhouse though.

fill your own water from a river?

From a branch actually. Also have a couple of wells. Bet my branch water is better than your chlorinated florinated coal filtered water going through old pipes with lead joints. My water bill is cheaper too.

heat your own house from fire?

Uh, that would be called wood. The heat pump only came on twice today, other than those times, yeah, I heat with wood. I've done so before. No big deal and the exercise cutting trees is healthy.

live without internet or tv?

If we had to, we could. However, my business uses the internet, and tv is about the only entertainment we buy. I lived without the net for years, and grew up in a time when we got one tv station ok, and another one weakly. Think radio, books, library. No biggie.

Talk about simplicity.. Would you even be able to survive and would you be happy?


Sounds like you wouldn't or are afraid of this alternative. BTW, it is NOT simple. You have to know a few things to have a successful garden, know how to fell trees and cut them up without killing yourself, and know all sorts of other things like proper tick removal, how and when to shoot straight, things city folk have never considered.

Don't know how this all relates to banning capitalism though. I guess I just think this lifestyle more rewarding and sustainable in a recession or depression than shuffling scraps of paper that could change in value at a moment's notice.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-09-2009, 10:54 AM
 
22,770 posts, read 27,514,764 times
Reputation: 14605
Who is "the government" ?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-09-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
704 posts, read 1,374,687 times
Reputation: 589
Once the people go capitalist they never go back. The ability to earn money and spend it freely is more powerful then any political decisions made by a select few.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-10-2009, 03:53 PM
 
48,508 posts, read 87,679,636 times
Reputation: 18132
Then theyy would tas ke over GM;Chrysler and Ford and be begging themselves for a bailout.Ask yourself this;with congesses oversite on Fannie Mae and Mac and FEMA's record would you want them to run the auto companies or be responsible to deliver groceries to your local super market.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics > Business
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:25 PM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top