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The Flaws of the Free Market
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Re: The Flaws of the Free Market

Oh okay gotcha. I wonder why wes did not respond to this at all.
09-19-2011 05:49 AM
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Haven't seen him on at all lately.
09-19-2011 08:13 AM
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I have seen him reply to some other recent posts, he probably just didn't hear about this forum. Biggrin
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RE: The Flaws of the Free Market

WESWAMMY
I'M WAITING
SERIOUSLY

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Again, I agree with you. School does teach you things. And once again, you are missing the point entirely. It's not that I disagree with school's mission or the things it teaches. What I object to is that the students are deprived of any choice in the matter. As benign as the intentions may be, any system that forces people into an environment where they have no say in their lives is a situation ripe for abuse of power.

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You'll end up like Prometheus, chained to a rock with a bird eating your internal organs.

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Sexy time for person who turns Wesmammy into anti-capitalist.

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(09-06-2011 02:34 PM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  I find it sad that people feel like they NEED a group of rich goons to run everything for them.

This^^

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(10-09-2011 10:32 AM)gore goroth Wrote:  
(09-06-2011 02:34 PM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  I find it sad that people feel like they NEED a group of rich goons to run everything for them.

This^^

Almost unavoidable, but having a free market would increase the amount of control the rich have on us. The rich do not have your best interests in mind, and giving them a free market would be like giving a terrorist the entire worlds nuclear arsenal.
10-19-2011 11:25 AM
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(10-19-2011 11:25 AM)thriller222 Wrote:  Almost unavoidable, but having a free market would increase the amount of control the rich have on us. The rich do not have your best interests in mind, and giving them a free market would be like giving a terrorist the entire worlds nuclear arsenal.

This.

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Quote:Almost unavoidable, but having a free market would increase the amount of control the rich have on us. The rich do not have your best interests in mind, and giving them a free market would be like giving a terrorist the entire worlds nuclear arsenal.
The government doesn't have our best intrests in mind either. Politicians care more about gaining soft money and coorporate bribes than they care about you or me. The government is a coorporation's best freind. Part of the reason I advocate a free market.

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(10-19-2011 11:25 AM)thriller222 Wrote:  
(10-09-2011 10:32 AM)gore goroth Wrote:  
(09-06-2011 02:34 PM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  I find it sad that people feel like they NEED a group of rich goons to run everything for them.

This^^

Almost unavoidable, but having a free market would increase the amount of control the rich have on us. The rich do not have your best interests in mind, and giving them a free market would be like giving a terrorist the entire worlds nuclear arsenal.

The rich would be forced to have their consumers best interests in mind. Apathy is the free market's biggest flaw.

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