Capitalism is good

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  1. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Without capitalists we have no jobs and no opportunities. Just a story, not plugging any business in particular simply trying to make a point.

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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhJCTFZf03A[/youtube]

    Capitalism offers equal opportunities for everyone ....
     
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    The world would be far better off with no money.



    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KphWsnhZ4Ag[/youtube]
     
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    Most of the refugees that built this country (particularly after WW2) came here to take part in our freedom. Freedom from Government... they had plenty "Government" back in Europe.

    I reckon most of today's 'refugees' are coming here for our Unemployment Benefits and socialised Health services!
     
  5. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    In retrospect, my accusation was unfair, your comment was on topic as it related to capitalism. And your comment is quite accurate. Capitalism does offer equal opportunities for everyone, but as we are all not equal, the outcomes of any opportunity are naturally unequal. The beauty of capitalism is that it offers the opportunity, it does not prevent or preclude, any outcome that arises from the opportunity is the result of the player engaged in the process.

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  6. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Really?

    Care to provide a synopsis?

    I couldn't think of anything worse than carrying 280kg of fish to my local bank to pay my monthly mortgage. I'd rather use money.
     
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    willrocks Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    You're not quite getting it are you. There would be no mortgage.
     
  8. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Let me rephrase that.
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I would rather carry around money than goods to barter.

    But that has nothing to do with the OT, and neither does your comment that there would be no mortgage.
     
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    So no mortgages and no money? How exactly would houses get built?
     
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    Probably the same way they have been for many thousands of years.
     
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    People would build houses for fun and anyone could live in them.
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Sticks and mud?
     
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    I think he means slaves, you don't have to pay slaves so we could just make them do everything.
     
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    lol, that reminds me of a guy who I used to work with who was into the Venus Project who used to tell me that people would work because they wanted to. And I thought to myself just how much I would like to do my job 40 hours a week, getting up early every day (particularly in winter) for nothing at all.
     
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    That was Karl Marx you were working with?
     
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    Haha, funnily enough he was a great capitalist in practice, really made good money via a number of methods, and a good guy all round, but I think he'd imbibed a bit too much of the anti-capitalist rhetoric that gets tossed around. Now that I think about it though he was a bit of a failed entrepreneur, so maybe that fed into it.
     
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    How many refugees have you spoken to to come to this conclusion ?
     
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    CAPITALISM is DEAD my friend.. The Corporate world is the way of the future...

    Regards Errol 43
     
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    None. I don't talk to refugees! Do I need to talk to criminals to know about crime? or pigs to learn about bacon?

    Stupid question Trew... try harder with your next one!
     

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