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annhasle
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12/23/2010 4:45:20 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
This seems a little broad... :P

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12/23/2010 4:46:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/23/2010 4:46:02 PM, innomen wrote:
At 12/23/2010 4:45:20 PM, annhasle wrote:
This seems a little broad... :P

inb4 charleslb posts a book
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12/23/2010 4:51:06 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Capitalism is a pretty cool guy, he makes the means of production private and doesn't afraid of anything.
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12/23/2010 4:52:40 PM
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At 12/23/2010 4:51:06 PM, Korashk wrote:
Capitalism is a pretty cool guy, he makes the means of production private and doesn't afraid of anything.

*high-five*
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12/24/2010 5:58:06 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/23/2010 7:44:07 PM, TheAtheistAllegiance wrote:
At 12/23/2010 5:43:15 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
F^cking capitalism, how does it work?

It doesn't. Jk.

In Soviet Russia means of production privately own YOU!
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12/25/2010 12:40:32 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/25/2010 12:13:32 PM, gerrandesquire wrote:
At 12/25/2010 11:21:31 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 12/25/2010 7:43:57 AM, gerrandesquire wrote:
capitalism:

http://paulitics.files.wordpress.com...

So uninformed.

Okay. I am listening....

The cartoons fails to point out the owners started the business and bears the highest risk. If the factory fails he loses everything and has to pay off all the debt. If the business fails, the worker merely loses his job. The businessman has a high risk, which results in a high return, while the worker has a low risk, which results in a lower return.
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1/9/2011 2:04:28 PM
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Capitalism is another form of "enlightened" slavery just as Feudalism was before it.

Course, it's often times hard to see this unless you are penniless and no one will hire you.
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1/9/2011 2:48:29 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/9/2011 2:04:28 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
Capitalism is another form of "enlightened" slavery just as Feudalism was before it.:

Oh, do tell.

I presume you have a solution too. You have the floor, good sir.

Course, it's often times hard to see this unless you are penniless and no one will hire you.:

Sounds like code for, "I'm a loser, and so I'll deflect my inadequacies on to an entire system."

Yep... That just happened.
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1/9/2011 3:02:08 PM
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At 1/9/2011 2:04:28 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:

Course, it's often times hard to see this unless you are penniless and no one will hire you.

Kapitalists hate hiring poor people.
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1/9/2011 3:09:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/9/2011 3:02:08 PM, Sieben wrote:
At 1/9/2011 2:04:28 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:

Course, it's often times hard to see this unless you are penniless and no one will hire you.

Kapitalists hate hiring poor people.

Yessum master. Please hire me.
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1/9/2011 10:03:52 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/9/2011 2:48:29 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
At 1/9/2011 2:04:28 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
Capitalism is another form of "enlightened" slavery just as Feudalism was before it.:

Oh, do tell.

I presume you have a solution too. You have the floor, good sir.

Course, it's often times hard to see this unless you are penniless and no one will hire you.:

Sounds like code for, "I'm a loser, and so I'll deflect my inadequacies on to an entire system."

Yep... That just happened.

Well hey, it's nothing I can help. I was born in a lower class family, somehow managed to avoid getting sucked into the druggie community that surrounds me.. Got a job at a place that was going to help me go to college....

My parents died, then I broke my back at work, and everything went down hill.

Not saying I won't recover, but the capitalist system sure makes it hard for me. Because I'm dirt poor, I have to work several times harder to get anywhere then some kid born into a middle class family with safety nets all around them.

I don't know what would be better than capitalism, but I sure don't care for it. Maybe communism.... If it was run by sentient machines XP
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1/10/2011 10:31:11 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Well hey, it's nothing I can help. I was born in a lower class family, somehow managed to avoid getting sucked into the druggie community that surrounds me.. Got a job at a place that was going to help me go to college.[/qs]

I don't understand how that correlates with capitalism. You're still required to work for survival in a socialist country, except that you pay even more taxes, and in a communist society you're definitely still broke and so is everyone around you, and you're still working insane hours to pay for The Man.

My parents died, then I broke my back at work, and everything went down hill.

Not saying I won't recover, but the capitalist system sure makes it hard for me. Because I'm dirt poor, I have to work several times harder to get anywhere then some kid born into a middle class family with safety nets all around them.:

That's very unfortunate, however, I'm just seeing not how capitalism makes your life more difficult. Do you want to live in a society where everything is spoon-fed to you and you don't have to work?

I think people take a lot of things for granted in this society. Because we have found ways to better our lives (through capitalism, btw) we forget that we're still creatures subject to the same laws of nature that our furry cousins have to endure. We all have to fight for survival, and that's not going to stop until we lose that fight. That's not a bone of contention with capitalism, that's a bone of contention with life and all that comes with surviving!
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1/10/2011 10:38:18 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/9/2011 10:03:52 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
I don't know what would be better than capitalism, but I sure don't care for it. Maybe communism.... If it was run by sentient machines XP

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1/10/2011 2:47:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/10/2011 10:31:11 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
Do you want to live in a society where everything is spoon-fed to you and you don't have to work?


You know, I'd be a liar if I said that I wouldn't love to live in a society where I didn't have to work, and I could just work if I felt like it.

I think pretty much anyone who is honest would agree too. If you don't have to worry about yourself or the rest of society collapsing due to you not working, what is the point other than to have fun?

Communism would only work if run by machines who not only are able to govern, but able to control productivity, and they would be infinitely better at it than us, I'd wager. Why not shoot for heaven on Earth, even if it is impractical?

As long as you have a society run by people, it ain't going to work.

I would however like to see a more compassionate system that allows people to reach their maximum potential, But hey, like I said, I'm no economist. Don't mind me, laugh at the crazy person. BD

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1/11/2011 12:24:44 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Here's my two penn'orth:

Capitalism is fine, provided it operates as a meritocracy.

That means there should be equality of opportunity (though not outcome) so all children should have access to the best health and education resources, regardless of their parents' ability to pay for them.

It also means that individuals and corporations that fail, must suffer the full consequences of their failure: there should be no taxpayer-funded government bailouts of unsuccessful organisations such as happened in the recent collapse of many large investment banks.
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1/11/2011 1:57:00 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/11/2011 12:24:44 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
Here's my two penn'orth:

Capitalism is fine, provided it operates as a meritocracy.

That means there should be equality of opportunity (though not outcome) so all children should have access to the best health and education resources, regardless of their parents' ability to pay for them.

It also means that individuals and corporations that fail, must suffer the full consequences of their failure: there should be no taxpayer-funded government bailouts of unsuccessful organisations such as happened in the recent collapse of many large investment banks.

I completely agree with all of this Brian.
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1/12/2011 3:56:21 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Capitalism certainly works better than socialism although I can't really go through and argue every little detail.
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