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Is this Socialism, Capitalism, or a new type of economic system for the individual and the Corporati

 
 
Reply Wed 13 Feb, 2019 02:21 pm
Markets, (Capitalism) historically have rewarded the individual according to their output. Socialism rewards people according to their needs. With the current economic system, we are seeing bailouts of the financial as well as the Banking industry. Is this Socialism, Capitalism, or a new type of economic system for the individual and the Corporation?
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 13 Feb, 2019 02:34 pm
@jhamadyl,
Homework cheating is the new venture capitalism?
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 14 Feb, 2019 12:13 pm
@tsarstepan,
Doesn't your white privilege preclude you from commenting here?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 14 Feb, 2019 05:23 pm
@jhamadyl,
Capitalism is the best there is in any country, because it assures quality and price. Socialism takes away the motivation to create and compete, because everything in provided to them. The problem with socialism is that the government must provide for everybody without regard to where one lives. If the US were to be a socialistic country, how would people in NYC or San Francisco live with the same "benefits" as people living in rural areas and poor cities? It takes away motivation, and quality suffers for everybody. How do they maintain any quality in their infrastructure, transportation, and communication? If a laborer gets the same quality of everything as a professional who spent years of study and experience, why would they want to exceed in what they do? What's the benefit? It's okay for a capitalistic country to provide social services. The best examples are in Scandinavian countries where their standard of living is some of the best in the world, and they are happy people. Their taxes are some of the highest in the world, but they're okay with that. I have had the opportunity to visit Cuba several times. They are a socialist country. You can see it in their infrastructure and buildings; many are not maintained, and many are dangerous to live in, but people do, because they have no choice. Yes, they have free education and medical care, and most people seem happy, but the majority lives on $20/month income. They have become conditioned to their standard of living. What makes Cuba an interesting destination is that it feels like the 1950's in America. Yes, there are nice hotels and restaurant in Cuba, but most are out of reach for most Cubans. *I met a Muscovite, Oleg, in Cuba at a popular cigar smoking room. They accommodate tourists from around the world. As a matter of fact, I highly recommend that Americans visit Cuba, because it's a safe, friendly, beautiful, and interesting country to visit. If you plan to visit Cuba, take Canadian dollars or Euros; they get a much better exchange rate. I have also visited Russia a couple of times, and have been to Moscow both times. I did a cruise on the River Volga from Moscow to St Petersburg many years ago. I met Sergei on able2know, and when I was in Moscow, he spent the day with me showing me his hometown to visit places many tourists do not see. There are many very good museums in Russia including the Hermitage in St Petersburg where I have had the opportunity to visit. They have many famous impressionist paintings that I can still picture some in my mind's eye. https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrWmjnq.mVcCDMAQFYPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByNWU4cGh1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=impressionists+paintings+the+hermitage&fr=yhs-iry-fullyhosted_011&hspart=iry&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_011. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I have visited all 7 continents, and 88 countries.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 14 Feb, 2019 05:25 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

Doesn't your white privilege preclude you from commenting here?

How do you figure?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 14 Feb, 2019 05:45 pm
@InfraBlue,
Quote:
Finn dAbuzz wrote:
Doesn't your white privilege preclude you from commenting here?
That's an interesting question, because white privilege and white supremacists still exist in this country. Trump is one of them. A racist, liar, ignoramus, scammer, and womanizer with no redeeming human value. 35 to 40% of Americans are the same.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 14 Feb, 2019 07:56 pm
@InfraBlue,
I don't. It's a dig related to another thread.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 14 Feb, 2019 07:57 pm
@cicerone imposter,
What about your yellow privilege?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 14 Feb, 2019 09:53 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
What about your yellow privilege?
. Tell me about it? I need to be educated on our privileges accorded from our government and people.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 14 Feb, 2019 11:11 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

What about your yellow privilege?


So you went to school on the short bus? Or did you grow up in Kentucky?
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2019 09:44 am
@cicerone imposter,
By your own reporting, you live a very rich and wonderful life. Don't you?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2019 11:56 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
Yes, I do. How many people do you know that have traveled to 88 countries? I have. The wonderful part of travel is not only to see the world famous sites, but to meet people from around the world. It's a very enriching experience, and I wouldn't have it any other way. How many people do you know that flew to Mt Everest, dipped their feet in the Dead Sea, visited both the northernmost and southernmost cities of the world, visited Iceland, Antarctica (Esperanza Base), Russia, China, Japan, Singapore, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Poland, Germany, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Cuba, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, etc., etc., and have friends in those countries? I met Bob Brodsky, rocket scientist, on one of my cruise on the Mexican coast, and we kept in touch until his passing last year. He designed the aerodynamics on the atom bombs I worked with in the US Air Force back in the late 1950's. Dan Piel was an executive of an advertising company in NYC, and I met him on a South African safari. After we returned, he sent me an oil painting as a gift, which now hangs in our front entrance hallway. He was professor of graphic arts at Cal Poly in CA. I had lunch with Transportation Secretary, Norm Mineta, at the nation's capital. My older brother is an Attorney, and was one of the top attorney working with the CA State Social Services Department. My younger brother is a Physician (eye doctor), and he served 2 terms in the CA State Legislature, and served as Mayor of his city several times. My sister is an RN. Her oldest son is now finishing two years in Bhutan where he spent the time to train doctors in emergency care in Thimphu. I know the owner of a travel company in Thimphu, Tshetem, who owns a travel company, and asked him to contact my nephew at the hospital to give him some information. Her younger son is a Dentist in Ohio, and her daughter has a PhD in Chemistry. My wife and I are traveling to Hawaii on the 24th to spend a week at my nephew's condo in Honolulu with my sister and her husband. I think life has been pretty good for me and my family, because after WWII, we were very poor. Our mother raised four children by herself, and we lived with the support of social welfare. Our oldest graduated summa cum laude, and our younger son magna cum laude. Not bad for a poor family, if I say so myself. As for me, I was Audit Manager at Florsheim Shoe Company in Chicago, and also did small business consulting. Was able to retire early; first one in our family although I was the last to earn a college degree.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2019 12:29 pm
@cicerone imposter,
See? Must be due to privilege.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2019 05:55 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
What was the privilege?
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2019 09:45 am
@cicerone imposter,
The same privilege you consider as the source of so many others' success.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2019 11:29 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
What is that "same privilege?"
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2019 12:13 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Since you throw the term around I figured you know what it is or at least what you think it is. Personally, I don't get the whole thing,
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2019 12:37 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
White privilege - Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege
White privilege (or white skin privilege) is the societal privilege that benefits people whom society identifies as white in some countries, beyond what is commonly experienced by non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances.White privilege - Wikipedia

It's not only privilege, but control of governments. There are many incidence of white privilege in our country's history. Most minorities suffered from discrimination by whites. Even Trump, our president, is a racial bigot. He has the support of 40% of Americans; probably mostly racial bigots just like him. Trump called Mexicans, "criminals and rapists." He wanted to ban all Muslims from entering our country, contrary to our Constitution. It's a good thing the Supreme Court over-ruled him.
During WWII, we Japanese Americans were put into concentration camps against the Constitution. We were not charged with any crime. Two-thirds of us were natural born citizens of this country. Whites ignored the Constitution of this country, even the Supreme Court made up of white judges. Blacks suffered slavery from "white privilege." You need to study up on history, and I don't mean only American history.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2019 12:58 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Who controls the government in Japan, China, the UK, France, Russia, etc etc etc
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2019 01:20 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Japan has a very homogeneous population, at about 98.5% ethnic Japanese. In China where there is a much more ethnically diverse population, the Han dominate government. In the UK, France and Russia where there are significant racial minority populations, whites control the government.
 

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