Capitalism VS. Socialism: Who are the Greedy ones?

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    Here's a short 2-minute video to clear it all up.

    [ame=http://youtu.be/g-o0kD9f6wo]Socialism vs Capitalism: Milton Friedman. - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    The "Commie-Pinkos" can now weigh in.
     
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    I have to spread some rep around. but thanks for posting that. it's a classic.
     
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    It's so clear to me but while watching the clip you can see it's just not clicking with Phil and it won't click with the real greedy people of this nation. I've always believed the real greed in this Country in recent decades is with the unions and the welfare recipients. It's true... the rich want to hold onto what they have earned and the poor want to hold onto what the rich have earned as well. The union workers in most cases want to be compensated after retirement... in other words they want a portion of their existence covered by others... so, Whom is greedier than whom?......Hmmmmm?
     
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    Someone might point out that making money is not necessarily synonymous with earning/deserving it. The person could note that there is a disproportionate reward to a certain élite compared to the collective contribution. And such an individual might say all this while not being a 'socialist'.
     
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    Correct. Someone may break into your home and take things that don't belong to them. That's called stealing, and that person surely doesn't deserve what he took from you.

    Now lets say that thief decided to "share" what he stole from you to some of your less-fortunate neighbors.

    Does that make it any less of a theft, and him any less of a thief?
     
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    The Friedmanite neocons are the most unashamedly greedy people since the Huns sacked Europe.
     
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    If by greedy you mean that I want everyone to have the opportunity to provide for themselves and keep more of that they earn, then yes; I'm very greedy.
     
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    Yeah, that Attila The Hun was one greedy sum bitch.
     
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    Capitalist make money by providing goods and services people want or need. If they don't do that. They dont get money. While from a spiritual aspect, i would encourage people not to be greedy, but if their greed greats goods and services for others, why is that bad?
     
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