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Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: The Economist ()
Date: May 25, 2005 11:18AM

Yeah I wanna know why capitalism is bad..still haven't found any logical evidence to prove that it's bad. Everyone just says it.

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: kklare ()
Date: May 25, 2005 11:27AM

who says it?

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: May 25, 2005 11:43AM

WTF does this have to do with fairfax county? can't this shit be posted in a blog somewhere?

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: rstidman ()
Date: May 25, 2005 12:57PM

Capitalism is bad because prostitutes shouldn't charge anymore

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: PaperPusher ()
Date: May 25, 2005 01:16PM

because everyone should live in a 10X15 hut house and drive black chevy cavaliers

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: Cary ()
Date: May 25, 2005 03:04PM

the hut i can deal with, but a cavalier!?
maybe if it's a z24.

but anyway, there's now an Off-Topic section, which this thread will be moved to shortly. feel free to use it for whatever you want.

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: February 16, 2007 05:14PM

Capatalism is bad because right now in the US the gap between the wealthy and the poor is the widest it has ever been.

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: Mofo ()
Date: February 16, 2007 07:20PM

Or you keep everyone out of poverty by keeping them one step above poverty. Two pairs of shoes a year. 16 year waiting lists for gov manufactured cars (half break down on arrival and are abandoned). Unite the proletariat!

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: Lurker ()
Date: February 20, 2007 11:00PM

First all understand what true capitalism is - Capitalism generally refers to an economic system in which the means of production are mostly privately[1] owned and operated for profit, and in which distribution, production and pricing of goods and services are determined in a largely free market. It is usually considered to involve the right of individuals and groups of individuals acting as "legal persons" or corporations to trade capital goods, labor and money (see finance and credit).

Since the US provides subsity programs, grants etc.. you really can't say the US economy is true capitilism.

The only arguement I could make for it being evil is that it doesn't provide for low IQ or handicapped people. But Darwin would say that the weak need to fade away.

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: February 21, 2007 11:57AM

My guess is The Ekonomist knows the US isn't a true capitalist state and is trying to get us to say that the US sucks or something. Well, I'm not going to be caught in that trap.

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: joe ()
Date: February 21, 2007 04:01PM

ferfux Wrote:
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> Capatalism is bad because right now in the US the
> gap between the wealthy and the poor is the widest
> it has ever been.

Wow, you sure are good at pulling shit outta your ass!

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: February 21, 2007 07:23PM

joe Wrote:
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> ferfux Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Capatalism is bad because right now in the US
> the
> > gap between the wealthy and the poor is the
> widest
> > it has ever been.
>
> Wow, you sure are good at pulling shit outta your
> ass!


No I poop and or squeeze shit out of my ass just like everyone else does. You on the other hand pulling your head out of your ass is your greatest achievement.

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: joe ()
Date: February 22, 2007 03:43PM

Okay... the gap between the wealthy and the poor is the widest it has ever been? Then why don't you give me some evidence. Give me a link to an article, even from Communist News Network, (CNN), that shows the average income of a poor person and the average income of a rich person, in 1929, and compare it to now. I can assure you that the gap between the rich and poor was even larger in 1929. If you think capatalism is bad, DON'T BUY SHIT FROM CHINA, THEY ARE CAPATALIST TOO!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/2007 03:43PM by joe.

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: February 22, 2007 03:53PM

Ferfux, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I've ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response was there anything that could even be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: February 22, 2007 04:05PM

To everyone who thinks im just pulling this out of my ass

http://www.amazon.com/War-Middle-Class-Government-Business/dp/0670037923

this is where im getting this information from.


or here

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05133/504149.stm

or HERE

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/08/13/national/main635936.shtml

1929 is calling it wants its money back



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/2007 04:44PM by ferfux.

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: April 11, 2007 02:31PM

A Dream Short-Circuited

By Harold Meyerson
Wednesday, April 11, 2007; Page A15

On March 28, Circuit City announced that it was laying off 3,400 of its salesclerks. Not because they had poor performance records, mind you: Their performance was utterly beside the point. They were shown the door, said the chain, simply because they were the highest-salaried salesclerks that Circuit City employed.

Their positions were not eliminated. Rather, the store announced that it would hire their replacements at the normal starting salary.

One can only imagine the effect of Circuit City's announcement on the morale of the workers who didn't get fired. The remaining salesclerks can only conclude: Do a good job, get promoted, and you're outta here.

It was, in short, just a normal day in contemporary American capitalism.

Over at Wal-Mart, the employer that increasingly sets the labor standards for millions of our compatriots, wage caps have been set for certain jobs, and many longtime employees are now required to work weekends and nights in the hope that they'll quit. A memo prepared by a Wal-Mart executive in 2005 for the company's board noted that, "the cost of an associate with 7 years of tenure is almost 55 percent more than the cost of an associate with 1 year of tenure, yet there is no difference in his or her productivity."

(That, of course, is because Wal-Mart does nothing to raise its employees' skills lest it have to raise their wages.) Coincidentally, in the same week that Circuit City axed its clerks, an analysis of Internal Revenue Service data from 2005 that became available showed that the bottom 90 percent of Americans made less money that year than they had in 2004. According to a study by economists Emmanuel Saez of the University of California at Berkeley and Thomas Piketty of the Paris School of Economics, total reported income in the United States increased by 9 percent in 2005 over its level in 2004. All of that increase, however, came from the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans, and the wealthiest 1 percent experienced an increase of 14 percent. Among the remaining 90 percent, income actually decreased by 0.6 percent.

And 2005, let us remember, wasn't a year of economic downturn. The American economy was humming along. It was only the American people who weren't doing very well.

What all this amounts to is a triumph of corporate and financial power, and of the conservative economics that shores it up. Once upon a time, American prosperity actually benefited Americans. From 1947 through 1973, productivity in the U.S. rose by 104 percent, and median family income rose by an identical 104 percent. Those were also the only years of real union power in the United States, years in which one-quarter of the workforce, and in some years one-third, was unionized. Apparently, this level of worker power and mass prosperity proved intolerable to our financial elite and their political flunkies.

Since the '70s, American business has generally done its damnedest to keep its workers down. Employers routinely opted to pay the negligible penalties for violating the National Labor Relations Act rather than permit its employees to join unions. In 1969, according the National Labor Relations Board, the number of employees who'd suffered illegal retaliation for exercising their right to join or maintain a union was just over 6,000; by 2005, that number had risen to 31,358. According to a study out this January from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, fully one in five activists on unionization campaigns are illegally fired. And as worker power declines, so do living standards. Secure retirement pensions are history; employer-provided health benefits are going fast.

To all of this, conservatives offer no remedy whatever save to make things worse. Employer-provided pensions collapsing? Let's gut Social Security, too. Health insurance tottering? By all means, let's preserve our private, for-profit system, which currently fails to cover 47 million of our fellow Americans. All income increases going only to the rich? Let's switch to a flat tax (Rudy Giuliani's most recent brainstorm), which further shifts the tax burden from the upwardly mobile rich to the downwardly-mobile everyone else.

And restoring the right of workers to join unions, which is the key to rebuilding a vibrant middle class? There's a clear way to do that. Next week, the Senate will take up the Employee Free Choice Act, which the House has already passed. By compelling employers to recognize unions if a majority of their workers sign affiliation cards, the legislation would bring a modicum of balance to workplace relations, and to the American economy as well.

Business, the president and the Republican leadership are fighting the measure with everything they have.

What they don't have, however, is their own theory of how to regain mass prosperity. How could they? Mass prosperity is precisely what they've labored mightily, and successfully, to destroy.

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: myspaceaddict ()
Date: April 12, 2007 03:01AM

Who gives a fuck?

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: April 12, 2007 05:48PM

because with Tuition skyrocketing out of reach, Firms laying off the most productive employees, outsourcing and over seaing jobs left and right. Pensions and beneifits being gutted. Companies playing the "your not full time you are part time game to avoid benifits at all. The american economy and the american people are gonna be in a world of hurt.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/12/2007 05:53PM by ferfux.

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Date: April 04, 2017 06:17PM

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Re: Post here why capitalism is bad
Posted by: Ralph Pootawn ()
Date: April 05, 2017 10:34AM

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