Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 41 to 47 of 47

Thread: Conspiracy or idiocy? page 5

  1. #41
    LauraSB's Avatar
    LauraSB is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Delaware Valley
    Posts
    716
    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    Quote Originally Posted by RitaRose View Post
    You know, it's not like we have actual capitalism.
    I would actually agree with that. But I think most big business would argue that buying the government, once you can afford to, is in fact, completely consistent with the principles of capitalism.
    50yo, 5'3"
    SW-195
    CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
    GW- Goals are no longer weight-related

  2. #42
    Barnyard's Avatar
    Barnyard is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Huntington, WV
    Posts
    286
    Quote Originally Posted by LauraSB View Post
    I would actually agree with that. But I think most big business would argue that buying the government, once you can afford to, is in fact, completely consistent with the principles of capitalism.
    Yes, Crony Capitalism, and it's morally and ethically wrong, but it is what it is! It's what all "free, capitalistic societies" have evolved into.....

  3. #43
    rockrunner's Avatar
    rockrunner Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by LauraSB View Post
    I would actually agree with that. But I think most big business would argue that buying the government, once you can afford to, is in fact, completely consistent with the principles of capitalism.
    Only a corrupt government can be "bought", that's the basic problem crony capitalism isn't capitalism at all...its government corruption period.

  4. #44
    aliphian's Avatar
    aliphian is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    California
    Posts
    432
    Quote Originally Posted by sauerkraut View Post
    greed + consumerism + corrupted goverment.

    It's not a conspiracy, it's crony capitalism, and everyone is watching his own interest: The vendor, the buyer and the ruler.

    Quote Originally Posted by ritarose View Post
    you know, it's not like we have actual capitalism.

    In real, live capitalism, corn and soy wouldn't be subsidized and so freaking cheap to use.

    In real, live capitalism, laws wouldn't be put in place specifically to keep the smaller producers out.

    In real, live capitalism, i would be able to buy things like raw milk if i chose to do so without breaking any laws.

    What we have in most of the free world is not real live capitalism, it's a government sponsored economy.
    thank you!
    The above should be viewed as complete and utter nonsense.

  5. #45
    Kochin's Avatar
    Kochin is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Horsham
    Posts
    917
    Not a conspiracy: a business plan to exploit idiocy.
    --
    Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.

    --
    I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
    I'd apologize, but...

  6. #46
    aliphian's Avatar
    aliphian is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    California
    Posts
    432
    Quote Originally Posted by Kochin View Post
    Not a conspiracy: a business plan to exploit idiocy.
    Now we are getting somewhere.
    The above should be viewed as complete and utter nonsense.

  7. #47
    KimchiNinja's Avatar
    KimchiNinja is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Seoul
    Posts
    1,444
    Quote Originally Posted by aliphian View Post
    Now we are getting somewhere.
    Indeed.

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •