Raised as an atheist, went all the way, back on the market-place again
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10-03-2017, 12:27 PM
RE: Raised as an atheist, went all the way, back on the market-place again
(10-03-2017 01:48 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  I would point to Germany and say that it seems to work pretty good there. It isn't perfect but beyond utopias nothing is.


*Depend how one looks on Mao and Khmers Rogue I guess.

Okay, Saz, ask me anything about Germany. I'm a german citizen, living in Germany.

Whadaya wanna know?

By the way, I never sympathized with Mao or the Khmer or any other totalitarian ideology. Like never ever. What about you? What you come up with, just because I critizise the capitalistic economical system, is very interesting. Have you considered joining an alphabet agency lately? Being an agent could be a nice and interesting occupation for someone as intelligent and smart like you are.
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10-03-2017, 02:23 PM (This post was last modified: 10-03-2017 02:27 PM by Szuchow.)
RE: Raised as an atheist, went all the way, back on the market-place again
(10-03-2017 12:06 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(09-03-2017 09:16 PM)Fireball Wrote:  How has "Szuchow" become "Saz"?

It's his pet name for him, remember this is not the first time they've met. BillyJane's been here before.
I don't remember this particular troll I must admit.

Edit: Don't expect answer to your questions Billanja. You're not worth my time.

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10-03-2017, 02:32 PM
RE: Raised as an atheist, went all the way, back on the market-place again
(10-03-2017 02:23 PM)Szuchow Wrote:  I don't remember this particular troll I must admit.

Edit: Don't expect answer to your questions Billanja. You're not worth my time.

Do you really think you have anything to teach me I don't already know?
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10-03-2017, 04:56 PM
RE: Raised as an atheist, went all the way, back on the market-place again
(09-03-2017 07:30 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I think capitalism works when the right people get rich.

Well, sure. And absolute monarchy works when you get a benign monarch with altruistic tendencies.

And how many times has that happened . . . ? Consider

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10-03-2017, 04:59 PM
RE: Raised as an atheist, went all the way, back on the market-place again
(09-03-2017 08:19 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Nah, I can understand where they're coming from. If they drop their hero worship they will be admitting to themselves that it is unlikely they will ever be able to change their unfortunate circumstances. Same reason they hold onto God.

Ah, the "bitter clingers".

Salt of the Earth; Trump loves them.

And he'll screw them along with the rest of us.

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10-03-2017, 05:05 PM
RE: Raised as an atheist, went all the way, back on the market-place again
(10-03-2017 04:56 PM)Dr H Wrote:  
(09-03-2017 07:30 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I think capitalism works when the right people get rich.

Well, sure. And absolute monarchy works when you get a benign monarch with altruistic tendencies.

And how many times has that happened . . . ? Consider

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10-03-2017, 05:20 PM
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(10-03-2017 01:37 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  I would say that unregulated capitalism can be seen as source of some of USA problems.
Problem is, when attempts are made to regulate it, either the foxes are put in charge of the hen-house, or the capitalists decry the regulation as "anti-American".

Quote:It was good for core countries if we go with Wallerstein theory.

Now it seems to work quite well for Germany from what little I know. Supposedly there is also Nordic model which combines capitalism with welfare state with pretty good results.

I don't know much about the German social market model. The Nordic model is basically socialist with a sugar coating of capitalism -- not really a good example of capitalism, per se.

There's a guy in the Amazon fora -- I don't think he's followed us over here -- who's an anarcho-capitalist, and a hard-core believer in the alleged virtues of the "free market". I was starting to like him, being that he was the only other openly declared anarchist in the fora, as far as I knew, even though we did differ significantly on the "capitalism" point. We shared something of a common stock of anti-government slogans, if nothing else. Big Grin

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10-03-2017, 05:22 PM
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(10-03-2017 11:37 AM)Billanja Wrote:  And who would qualify as a "philosopher king"?

Donald Trump, if you leave off the "philosopher" part.

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10-03-2017, 05:28 PM
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(10-03-2017 12:03 PM)Billanja Wrote:  What do you wanna know about Germany? Just ask.

Where can I find the best Steinbier? Wink

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10-03-2017, 05:30 PM
RE: Raised as an atheist, went all the way, back on the market-place again
(10-03-2017 05:05 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(10-03-2017 04:56 PM)Dr H Wrote:  Well, sure. And absolute monarchy works when you get a benign monarch with altruistic tendencies.

And how many times has that happened . . . ? Consider

[Image: queen_zpsj2nl3ap6.jpg]

If I were in the same room with Her Majesty as she pointed that look at me, I'd be... worried. Confused

Creeping me out, man! Bechased

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