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Sun Jan 26

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:46 PM

Re: Capitalism 101

<<So they're special interests that can benefit from favoritism by the people they assist into office and that's only cronyism when they're old friends with the office holder?>>

By definition, yes. "Cronyism" is [more]

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:19 PM

Re: Capitalism 101

<<Do you believe labor, consumers, low income earners, seniors, the unemployed, and those without health insurance are special interests that can benefit from cronyism.>>

No. "Cronyism" is "favoritism towards [more]

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:59 PM

Re: Capitalism 101

<<I want to know whether you believe it is the investors who prevent our system from being without cronyism. Please try again.>>

Why not just write: "Are investors responsible for crony [more]

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:30 PM

Re: Capitalism 101

Safety on the job is not caused by greed.

Sure it is. It is greed for somebody else to pay for (or at least subsidize) helmets, ear plugs, etc. It is an issue that state governments could compete over.


Your naiveté is [more]

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:17 AM

Re: Capitalism 101

Safety on the job is not caused by greed.

Sure it is. It is greed for somebody else to pay for (or at least subsidize) helmets, ear plugs, etc. It is an issue that state governments could compete over. It is an issue that lawsuits [more]

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:12 AM

Re: Capitalism 101

<<Are you that easily confused?>>

No, but your questions are strangely worded, as if to be confusing on purpose. For example: "Do you believe it is the investors who prevent our system from being without cronyism?" [more]

Sat Jan 25

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:48 PM

Re: Capitalism 101

<<Please try again to answer the question that I asked, not the question that you want to pretend I asked.>>

Thought I did. Restate it without the confusing double negative and I'll be happy to answer it.

Are you [more]

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1HappyFool replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 9:10 PM

Re: New 9mm Ammo R.I.P

Amazing stuff.I wouldn't want to be the doc that has to fix someone hit by this self-defense ammo.

I wouldn't want to need self-defense ammo, but if I did need it, I would want it to stop the attack as quickly as possible. That stuff [more]

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:52 PM

Re: Capitalism 101

<<You believe it is the investors who prevent our system from having no cronyism?>>

yes, investors do encourage "crony capitalism" by favoring firms that achieve competitive advantage by manipulating [more]

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1HappyFool replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:28 AM

Re: Its come to this

It's 13F and the sun is shining! Quitter! ;)

1HF

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:08 AM

Re: Capitalism vs Despotism

He got there because you keep jumping from 'one thing' to 'many things.'

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In one paragraph you again jumped from 'social programs' to the broad issues of regulations and taxation.... unless those regulations and taxation
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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:50 AM

Re: Capitalism vs Despotism

One hopes for another reform movement, but the 17th Amendment took 50 years to percolate, so if it happens at all, it may not be in our lifetime.

Perhaps the reform needed is in the opposite direction, because so-called progressives [more]

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:11 AM

Re: Capitalism 101

<<You believe it is the investors who prevent our system from having no cronyism?>>

That's not at all what I said.

You afraid to answer the question?

<<The major cronyist breaches in our system were [more]

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:14 AM

Re: Capitalism 101

<<Only to the extent that we agree that no government has allowed it.>>

Capitalism and capitalists won't allow it.

You believe it is the investors who prevent our system from having no cronyism? How could they? [more]

Fri Jan 24

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:36 PM

Re: Capitalism 101

Okay, so we agree there's no such thing as laissez-faire capitalism.

Only to the extent that we agree that no government has allowed it. Laissez-faire means "let it be", which is the requisite policy of a government for [more]

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:36 PM

Re: Capitalism vs Despotism

<<Mischaracterizing what I say seems to be a thing with you.>>

Hey, if saying that makes you happy, go for it. I do not recall having engaged with you directly in the past, so not sure how I have set 'a [more]

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:43 AM

Re: Capitalism vs Despotism

Thank you 1HF for sticking in there. I can see where your thoughts are coming from now. The problem I will have to ponder is, how would I ever convince you that you can have freedom AND human rights.

Human rights? A right to pick [more]

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1HappyFool replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:11 AM

Re: Some of these places are not like the others

Only two of the top ten aren't in heavily Red (Republican) parts of the state: Riverview and Grosse Ile. In fact it's hard to peg them politically. It's not hard to peg them racially, however (lily white would be an accurate [more]

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:31 AM

Re: Capitalism 101

It's always an option and it always has been.

And for as long as "labor" or "consumers" or some on other group can gang up on investors by abusing the power of "democracy", it will have to be, or else the [more]

Thu Jan 23

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1HappyFool replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:49 PM

Re: Capitalism 101

Capitalists always seek to gain competitive advantage from government favoritism.

This is a chicken and egg thing. So much anti-business and cronyist legislation has been passed that it is self-defense to try and counter it by any [more]

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