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Billionaire: Capitalism Will Destroy Us
#1
I put it here to science, because it's were are most of the threads with 'global warming does not exist', and 'we are so small and the planet so big', 'there are more species of plants and wildlife than we can possibly destroy', 'pollution is good', and more absurdities like these. Long essay.

Quote:http://www.gurufocus.com/news/163788/jer...etter-ever

...capitalism is going to use its dangerous degree of influence over Congress to destroy the planet. What capitalism has always had is money with which to try to buy influence. Today's version of U.S. capitalism has died and gone to heaven on this issue. A company is now free to spend money to influence political outcomes and need tell no one, least of all its own shareholders, the technical owners. So, rich industries can exert so much political influence that they now have a dangerous degree of influence over Congress. ...

And the issues they most influence are precisely the ones that matter most, the ones that are most important to society's long-term well-being, indeed its very existence. ...

Capitalism, by ignoring the finite nature of resources and by neglecting the long-term well-being of the planet and its potentially crucial biodiversity, threatens our existence. ... My conclusion is that capitalism does admittedly do a thousand things better than other systems: it only currently fails in two or three. Unfortunately for us all, even a single one of these failings may bring capitalism down and us with it. ...
"You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney
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#2
The only billionaire we have to worry about actually destroying the economic basis of civilization is George Soros.
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(03-12-2012, 12:32 PM)Ron Lambert Wrote: The only billionaire we have to worry about actually destroying the economic basis of civilization is George Soros.

Well, if one wants to be technical--you know the "eye of the neddle" bit--all the rich are damned beyond being nuisances. And unless you want to modify the Gospels, any who does not "retire from their riches" will just not make it to the "bosom of Abraham". Heck, a modern day Moses could call down a pestilence upon these plutcrats and their demise would hardly alter the flow of civilization. Of course, it would be one way to restore the economic solvency of government...

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former."

Albert Einstein
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#4
It's not capitalism the culprit, it's the weakness of the governement.
Capitalism is not governing or taking decision.
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#5
The truth is we here have been better environmental stewards than the socialists/Marxists were, so the view that capitalism causes rational humans to act in ways that endanger humanity seems off the mark to me.

Even a capitalist doesn't want to die.
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#6
At the very least, a Capitalist would want a person to live longer and be healthier because they can work them harder and longer.
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(03-12-2012, 01:16 PM)drgonzaga Wrote:
(03-12-2012, 12:32 PM)Ron Lambert Wrote: The only billionaire we have to worry about actually destroying the economic basis of civilization is George Soros.

Well, if one wants to be technical--you know the "eye of the neddle" bit--all the rich are damned beyond being nuisances. And unless you want to modify the Gospels, any who does not "retire from their riches" will just not make it to the "bosom of Abraham". Heck, a modern day Moses could call down a pestilence upon these plutcrats and their demise would hardly alter the flow of civilization. Of course, it would be one way to restore the economic solvency of government...

Your religion is as corrupted as capitalism. The good lord decreed that man might save himself by labour, and money lending is a mortal sin. Now ask the scripture huggers Ron and Palladin, they will certify that according to the bible, workers are scum, and bankers are saints.
"You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney
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Must I venture into the Temple and whip away at the money lenders polluting the sanctuary! This is one messiah that understand the difference between capital as the product of enterprise and economic activity as a form of mortmain! Profit achieved by non-economic manipulations [i.e. privileged position] is hardly anything other than the avoidance of labor by exploiting advantage. Not to turn to the imagery of Ayn Rand, but essentially true capitalism is the product of creativity through singular effort. It certainly is not corporatism with a heavy dose of hucksterism. True, language inversion has done its damage as the terms venture and risk have been retransmogrified from dinosaurs into lizards, and no better example of such can be provided than juxtaposing the Central Committee of a Marxist state with the Board of Directors of J.P. Morgan-Chase.
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former."

Albert Einstein
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#9
Trash like this IS what's wrong with capitalism. Corrupt people manning the fort:

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=50163
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(03-13-2012, 03:35 PM)Palladin Wrote: Trash like this IS what's wrong with capitalism. Corrupt people manning the fort:

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=50163



Somebody that just left Goldman-Sachs agrees with you:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/busine...ml?_r=1&hp
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former."

Albert Einstein
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(03-14-2012, 11:54 AM)drgonzaga Wrote:
(03-13-2012, 03:35 PM)Palladin Wrote: Trash like this IS what's wrong with capitalism. Corrupt people manning the fort:

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=50163



Somebody that just left Goldman-Sachs agrees with you:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/busine...ml?_r=1&hp

Charles Payne, on Fox Business, seems to have it right on this fellow. He is now attempting to absolve himself from any guilt, after he has taken the monetary prize. Or words to that effect.

The folks at Goldman-Sachs have not suddenly changed for the worse. They were like that when he joined them, and reaped the rewards.

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