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Destructive Capital

I was recently reading my latest cppy of Forbes and read an article that deeply troubled me. It talked about startups that would "cash in" on the student loan business. They would basically offer good loans to college students from specific schools, after intensive research into their creditworthiness. They would basically give money to grads so they could pay off their own loans, in return for a loan with lower rates. Borrowing money at a better rate to pay off a loan wih a worse rate but no penalty for early repayment.

Hrm. The concept of getting a loan to pay a loan, benefitting from the difference in rates and auch, just bothers me. Its basically like taking advantage of a vulnerability rather than bothering to fix it. If this is how things will continue, America is fucked.

I think its becoming a sickness. A societal ailement. The addiction to find a problem, and work hard at pumping it for cash due to personal greed, rather than seek to fix it. Its amusing that becoming a "well-educated citizen" is a priority of education, yet the entire system revolves on fucking your fellow citizens to empty their wallets. No wonder Europe is doing slightly better, they bitch slapped the hungry capitalist whores trying to suck the country from whatever it makes.

Most folk start a business for the only purpose of making money and becoming rich. If only we had more who, for obvious reasons, sought profitability but also had the concern of the community in mind. There are many creative ways the wealthy elite can spend their money, thanks to the exuberante luxury market. Yet do they need another 1 million dollar watch? a 300 million dollar yatch with a 20 million dollar helicopter? Yes, they give some charity, but I personally think its just so none of us foola bitch when they can only give a million to charity but buy their fucking kids sports cars in the six digit range as well as whatever other expensive shit they pay for.

If I ever become rich, i shall utilize the components of capitalism and wealth to crush the system that cashes in on the eternal suffering of society!

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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Geez, I always thought money was the root of all evil, and I keep getting more and more evidence that it is.
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It's pretty much a dogpile to get whatever money you can in whatever way possible.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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Look, money was originally used as a system of getting something from someone that you didn't have. Over time, it evolved in physical and monetary value until it became the necessity of civilization after World War II. After that, most "wars" have declined in the aspect of humans being involved in them and now they are fought with cash now. There are 3 distinct ways to make money: Capitalism(Basically screwing someone over and gaining the most out of it), Socialism(Everybody has everything, but no money is being made), and a mix of the two systems.

America runs under Capitalism, but everyone thinks about the "bads" of Capitalism. Excess money can be used to help other aspects of society which could contribute to socialism in a way. However, I agree with what you say Brainiac. Most millionaires use their money to make themselves comfortable, but the problem of destroying the way they get money is basicially destroying what America was founded on. Honestly, we could follow Europe's example of how they DON'T screw their kids over, and still find a way to make money off of screwing people over. Its about making all the elitist foundations get bad PR which in itself, is nearly impossible.

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The significant issue is how "Capitalism" is the perfect solution to everything. This is what people are told, yet see how many folk get surprised when you point out the fact that in reality its all mixed. However, its a mix balanced not by mutual cooperation, but basically a hardcore tug of war between individual capitalism vs communal socialism.

Wars just moved to another field, as you pointed out. Its less about the weapkns and more about propaganda and psychological warfare. The attempts to persuade people to what is "right". Its all just destructive though, because in the long-term you'll have destabalized the entire system. Capitalism profits from instability and chaos, whether naturally occuring or man-made.

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