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    I'm investing my hard-earned savings into profitable corporations which grow my wealth. (In other words, companies in China.) Society needs me because I am redirecting capital where it can be put to optimal use.
    Well Grok as long as your not doing it through Goldman Sachs, who are the biggest welfare parasites of them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by js290 View Post
    The reduction in price is likely a subsidy. That is to say, your govt, in it's infinite wisdom, has decided to use public funds to help one group over another, i.e. chicken producers over beef producers.
    I don't think so. The green keyhole symbol is a backed by the Nordic governments (Sweden, Norway and Denmark), but using the symbol is optional. Also, in Norway, it's the same company that owns the main brands of chicken/poultry and beef. This company is again owned by the farmers themselves. They choose to put a keyhole symbol on their chicken but chose not to on their beef. The price reduction on "keyhole" products is done by a few major grocery brand chains. The government or the producers is not the ones reducing the price, the stores are.
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    Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

    (AFP) 7 hours ago
    COPENHAGEN Denmark said Saturday it would scrap a fat tax it introduced a little over a year ago in a world first, saying the measure was costly and failed to change Danes' eating habits.

    AFP: Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

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    France is considering a tax on palm oil, for the same spurious reason: French lawmakers debate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grok View Post
    I'm investing my hard-earned savings into profitable corporations which grow my wealth. (In other words, companies in China.) Society needs me because I am redirecting capital where it can be put to optimal use.
    +1. I am fully invested in China and (relatively) hard currency countries, plus physical precious metals. Zero investment in the US...I really don't want to commit financial suicide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grok View Post
    That is what happens when you have a universal socialist healthcare system funded by tax payers...
    I know eh? People are living so much longer and thinking up stupid stuff to do.


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    However, it's good that they scraped the fat tax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grok View Post
    Healthcare in the US is extremely expensive because of government involvement. In a free market society prices go down, not up. Before the government got involved in healthcare in the US, health insurance could be paid for by a minimum wage worker at the time. Ever since the government got involved with medicare and medicaid and tax benefits for buying health insurance through your employer resulted in completely destroying the industry.
    Funny that one of the most expensive, least coverage heathcares systems that does not involve the gov directly.
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    It's amazing how the American government DOES affect the cost of healthcare all across the world, not least via the FDA, as many countries follow FDA approval and other such diktats.



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    While everyone is getting their knickers in a knot, I'd like to point out that, in fact, Denmark is REMOVING the saturated fat tax that has been in limited existence for the past year. I knew it was posted on the BBC earlier.

    Denmark scraps world’s first fat tax

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    Man, you guys are brave. I wouldn't put one red cent into Chinese stocks. Unless I played them like penny stocks. Which I don't do, so...

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