Should values trump economic stability ?
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07-07-2016, 08:22 AM
RE: Should values trump economic stability ?
I have to follow that up by saying that if Trump is elected and does everything he says he’s going to do with regards to trade the US is going to need a truck full of ointment as well. Confused

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07-07-2016, 08:23 AM
RE: Should values trump economic stability ?
(07-07-2016 08:13 AM)Dom Wrote:  Whatever it stands for, I lost over a year's worth of retirement because of it. And I live in the states. Brits may think they are an island, but in today's world no one is an island. You've hurt a lot of innocent people.

Dom, could you be more specific? Did your investments own UK property?

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07-07-2016, 08:39 AM (This post was last modified: 07-07-2016 09:48 AM by julep.)
RE: Should values trump economic stability ?
I guess we could agree that the idea of democracy has been preserved: the voters were allowed to weigh in on the issue, and what they voted for is going to happen.
To someone outside of Britain, it looks like the values of most importance to that majority were xenophobia and racism.

I admire, in theory, the idea of sticking by one's principles, even if it's personally costly...but these principles are the opposite of admirable.

It's a horrifically fascinating turn of events, to be sure.
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07-07-2016, 08:42 AM
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(07-07-2016 08:23 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(07-07-2016 08:13 AM)Dom Wrote:  Whatever it stands for, I lost over a year's worth of retirement because of it. And I live in the states. Brits may think they are an island, but in today's world no one is an island. You've hurt a lot of innocent people.

Dom, could you be more specific? Did your investments own UK property?

No, I have a retirement account with a stock portfolio. I only lost a year's worth because I am well diversified. There are people who lost a lot more. There are also people who have portfolios containing nothing that touches Britain and those lost a lot less. Expensive lesson to the average person with a Roth or 401k or whatever: "Don't invest in Britain."

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07-07-2016, 09:07 AM
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(07-07-2016 08:42 AM)Dom Wrote:  
(07-07-2016 08:23 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  Dom, could you be more specific? Did your investments own UK property?

No, I have a retirement account with a stock portfolio. I only lost a year's worth because I am well diversified. There are people who lost a lot more. There are also people who have portfolios containing nothing that touches Britain and those lost a lot less. Expensive lesson to the average person with a Roth or 401k or whatever: "Don't invest in Britain."

“A year’s worth”...ouch. Sorry to hear that.

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07-07-2016, 10:06 AM
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(07-07-2016 09:07 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(07-07-2016 08:42 AM)Dom Wrote:  No, I have a retirement account with a stock portfolio. I only lost a year's worth because I am well diversified. There are people who lost a lot more. There are also people who have portfolios containing nothing that touches Britain and those lost a lot less. Expensive lesson to the average person with a Roth or 401k or whatever: "Don't invest in Britain."

“A year’s worth”...ouch. Sorry to hear that.

As far as I go - ok, I do count on crap happening in the stock market. But a lot of others have lost more than they can hope to recoup within their time frame.

My point is that, when you act on your ideals rather than realities, in this day and age you affect many people around the world, whether they share your ideals or not. And they don't get a vote.

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07-07-2016, 10:23 AM
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Values are just general biases that are presented as though they were ethics. Don't take them too seriously.

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07-07-2016, 11:14 AM
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People are so myopic...

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