Total Posts:2|Showing Posts:1-2
Jump to topic:

A Profit-Centered Look on Politics

rarugged
Posts: 172
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/15/2011 12:39:54 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Why should it matter to you how politics affects someone but yourself?

Why should we vote on what we feel is "right" or "wrong"? Why can't we simply vote for what is the most profitable, in all cases?

Why should we care what happens to the economy, as long as you get what you want? Does it matter whether there's a 10% or 50% unemployment rate as long as you keep your high-paying job? Does it matter whether the rich get taxed 90% as long as you keep your union benefits with little risk?

Why should we even care about whether something is just or not if it doesn't affect us? Why should it matter if gay marriage is legal or not legal if you're straight? Why should it matter if religion is unbanned in public schools if you're an adult with no children?

Or should we not care? Or do we not care already?
If Jesus came back tomorrow, a cross would be the last thing he would want to see.
darkkermit
Posts: 11,204
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
8/15/2011 8:37:20 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
And then you enter the realm of public choice theory, in which government does not act in what is the best interest of society, but based on special interest groups, rent-seekers, and polices that are bad economic and social polices, but good politics.
Open borders debate:
http://www.debate.org...