Does consumption correlate as a freedom?
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12-11-2013, 11:06 PM
Does consumption correlate as a freedom?
Under the modern capitalist ideology, the only freedom that most people care about is their freedom to consume. You can concentrate media into a few hands making it more difficult for free speech for most, you can take away people's privacy and spy on them, you can take away people's voting power by making elections all about the money spent and you can limit and take away people's legal rights when being taken into government custody.

Yet if a restriction were passed on consuming something, this would cause more outcry than any of the things mentioned above.

What good argument is there that can show that consumption should be related to freedom at all, or that restricting consumption is somehow a restricting freedom?
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13-11-2013, 12:14 AM
RE: Does consumption correlate as a freedom?
Investment in invention is driven by a possible lotto win of consumption, I think its a necessary evil to have it unrestricted.
But some harmful things should have restricted consumption, people should not have the freedom to bankrupt a health care system.

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13-11-2013, 09:20 AM
RE: Does consumption correlate as a freedom?
People don't really care about restricting rights until it's a right THEY want...it's not that america doesn't care about any of your first paragraph, it's that most people don't see shit like that happening on a daily basis. Basically it falls down to, "oh well it's not happening to me, so why bother?"

It happened with the Gun debate....Nobody in texas cared about more restrictive laws in California, but as soon as the Fed's were speaking against gun ownership, all the redneck texas boys came out of the woodwork screamin "YOU CAN'T TAKE MAH GUNS".

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13-11-2013, 09:52 AM
RE: Does consumption correlate as a freedom?
(12-11-2013 11:06 PM)I and I Wrote:  Under the modern capitalist ideology, the only freedom that most people care about is their freedom to consume.

Spamming again I see. More idiot threads about nothing.
Forgot to take our meds this week ?
Post the poll that demonstrates your premise, or shut your fucking idiot trap.

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13-11-2013, 10:10 AM
Does consumption correlate as a freedom?
(13-11-2013 09:52 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(12-11-2013 11:06 PM)I and I Wrote:  Under the modern capitalist ideology, the only freedom that most people care about is their freedom to consume.

Spamming again I see. More idiot threads about nothing.
Forgot to take our meds this week ?
Post the poll that demonstrates your premise, or shut your fucking idiot trap.

You are still a douchebag I see.
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14-11-2013, 07:25 PM
Does consumption correlate as a freedom?
Any insight as to why consumption is associated with freedom?

If Junk food was banned making the consumption of junk food extremely hard to get, would this be a restriction of freedom?
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14-11-2013, 08:53 PM
RE: Does consumption correlate as a freedom?
I think
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15-11-2013, 07:23 AM
Does consumption correlate as a freedom?
(13-11-2013 09:52 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(12-11-2013 11:06 PM)I and I Wrote:  Under the modern capitalist ideology, the only freedom that most people care about is their freedom to consume.

Spamming again I see. More idiot threads about nothing.
Forgot to take our meds this week ?
Post the poll that demonstrates your premise, or shut your fucking idiot trap.

You mean like this?
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15-11-2013, 09:03 AM
Re: Does consumption correlate as a freedom?
People are seemingly taught that any limiting of options to be chosen is a loss of freedom. That is where this stems from. Exactly why that builds up, I'm not sure.

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