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RE: Can anyone explain this?
(03-29-2012 08:00 AM)DesertBronco Wrote: Sure, start with our "capitalistic" Fortune 50 companies.
What's capitalistic about treating people and not getting paid? That's what is happening now. Also, what is capitalistic about tying our employment to healthcare and retirement savings?
Try starting a business "capitalistic style" in today's business climate, let alone all of the rules and regulations that I constantly hear whining about, the fact that a well funded, backed by Wall Street chain can crater a market and perform penetration marketing (losing money in that sector) to drive out competition makes getting into a business almost formidable. Unless of course, you want to take your hard earned money and put it on the line to gain their trust, then you can be backed by them with CREDIT.
It's a rigged game, we're on the short end of the stick as "capitalists".
The people that made the money under the parameters you described are now doing whatever it takes to preserve their position, not improve it, and we who are pretending that capitalism is still the system are effectively swimming upstream.
You are preaching to the choir DB. Regulations have destroyed business. The people who made their money under the system I described are long since dead. That system vanished ages ago. Government "fixes" started probably even before FDR introduced socialism as acceptable for Americans. Since then people expect that the government should be responsible to take care of all the bad things that exist in life. Health problems, hunger, unemployment, etc.
Government should not attempt to fix all the misfortunes people experience in life. First, its expensive, and government cant afford it. Second (and more precisely), there is no entity in the world that is as inefficient and generally as poor at doing things as the U.S. government.
|03-29-2012 09:15 AM