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KEN-JENNINGS
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Shahter wrote:

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

when you concentrate power, the key players with vested interests are going to exploit that concentration as much as possible.
that's why you limit the ways in which your system can be exploited. by nationalizing stuff, for instance.

we as a nation have to find a way to remove the incentives that lead to that exploitation
but. but but but... socialism is EVIL and... inefficient and... marxist!!!1one!11!!1eleven!!!!1
yeah, i'm a firm believer in nationalizing most resource and infrastructure-related economy.  I like socialism...I'm probably one of the most "left" leaning people that post on this site.  But no matter what system you introduce, you can't remove the one common thread - people are sometimes fucked up.  To me it's more of a mentality and understanding of the social contract that needs to change.  We need to get more enlightened and disconnected from consumerism.  Our priorities are all fucked up
Shahter
Zee Ruskie
+295|5896|Moscow, Russia

Jay wrote:

You know, I've worked with many people who grew up in the USSR or Warsaw Pact countries and not one single person has anything good to say about the Soviet system.
ah, this... umm... "argument" again. you do understand that people you have access to are not in any way a representative group of, like, anything? also, you do realize that even if they were agreeing with me voicing their opinion among the likes of you would, basically, be committing social suicide, right? and this

Cybargs wrote:

western propoganda
plays its part too.

finally, let me remind you that we are talking efficiency here, and that is not measured in happy meal's per day, man.

Last edited by Shahter (2014-04-29 22:01:55)

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Shahter
Zee Ruskie
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KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

Shahter wrote:

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

when you concentrate power, the key players with vested interests are going to exploit that concentration as much as possible.
that's why you limit the ways in which your system can be exploited. by nationalizing stuff, for instance.

we as a nation have to find a way to remove the incentives that lead to that exploitation
but. but but but... socialism is EVIL and... inefficient and... marxist!!!1one!11!!1eleven!!!!1
yeah, i'm a firm believer in nationalizing most resource and infrastructure-related economy.  I like socialism...I'm probably one of the most "left" leaning people that post on this site.  But no matter what system you introduce, you can't remove the one common thread - people are sometimes fucked up.  To me it's more of a mentality and understanding of the social contract that needs to change.  We need to get more enlightened and disconnected from consumerism.  Our priorities are all fucked up
we are in total agreement on the matter then, my good sir.

Last edited by Shahter (2014-04-29 22:06:47)

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Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Jay wrote:

Dilbert_X wrote:

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:


but at least you're acknowledging that regulation isn't inherently bad.  You've come a long way, Jay.  I tend to agree - when you concentrate power, the key players with vested interests are going to exploit that concentration as much as possible.  We as a nation have to find a way to remove the incentives that lead to that exploitation
Come on Ken, baby steps, its only a few short years ago Jay thought Ayn Rand made sense.
I've never been an anarchist that believed in the total removal of government.  I've said from the very beginning that government should be small and it's focus narrow so that it can perform the tasks it should perform at least somewhat decently. It's roles should primarily be limited to those of justice and defense. Other things, like building infrastructure are certainly made easier when paid for by taxes rather than voluntary subscription. I simply despise everything beyond this. Despotism and central planning fails in every regard.
Infrastructure and regulation, paid out of taxes are OK now? You've come a long way Jay.

But again, govt isn't the problem, its that your system of govt sucks ass.
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

The U.S., and Russia should be allies against China since we  both have a Christian heritage.
Because 12 crusades just isn't enough.
pirana6
Go Cougs!
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only 7 mattered though. and like really only like 5
Adams_BJ
Turns out you were cucked
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But really none
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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the crusades into the middle east were a good thing. that isn't popular to say though because the leaders of modern multicultural states have turned their backs on their nation's heritage and history in order to promote a cult of victimhood among non-western people.
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