Do you believe and support Social Darwinism (the eonomic survival of the fittist)?

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Do you believe and support Social Darwinism (the eonomic survival of the fittist)?

  1. Yes, I support it.

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  2. No, I don't support it.

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  1. Mustang
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    Many conservatives these days are proponents of a purer form of capitalism than currently exists. It was once known as laissez-faire capitalism.

    Under this theory, individuals would be free to rise (or fall) based on their own abilities.

    Do you think this is a good idea? Do you think you would be more likely to benefit or be hurt under such a system?

    Do you support the idea of a laissez-faire economic system?

    If so, why? And please explain why you think you would either benefit or be harmed by this purer form of capitalism.
     
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    Absolutely.
     
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    No supporting arguments?
     
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    Absolutely not.
     
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    And why would that be?
     
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    Arguments:

    1. the alternative is communism/socialism, which never works
    2. it worked since cave men, you work hard and adapt you survive, you don't you die
     
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    Number 1: That's patently untrue.

    Number 2: I think you're confusing biological survival of the fittist which could result in the extinction of an entire species with social Darwinism which allows some people to thrive economically while other people fall into sustained poverty.
     
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    I would benefit from a purer form of capitalism (freer from taxes and tarrifs).
    For instance, every pack of cigarretes I purchase contains over $1.50 in taxes and fees.
    Every gallon of spirits I purchase has in excess of $13.00 in taxes, beer is taxed at $1.00 per gallon.
    What right gives government institutions the power to decide that certain things are taxed simply because one engages in those specific activities?
     
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    I suppose it's reasonable to assume that your taxes would go down if there were less gov't, but I'm not sure sin taxes would go down. The taxes that might go down would probably be the ones that fund the agencies that enforce laws and rules and regulations.

    I don't know what you do for a living, and I'm not asking. But how do you think laissez-faire economics would impact your livelihood for the better or worse?
     
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    Honestly, the silliness surrounding the social sciences on this board is simply astounding sometimes.

    Did you people ever really go to school? Do you folks live in caves or soemthing and have absolutely no idea the way your world really works?


    No human economic system -- capitalism included -- is even remotely Darwinist in nature.
     

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