"Miracle on 34th Street" Defends Capitalism!

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    Watching the "Miracle on 34th Street" for the umpteenth time I was clearly struck (especially by the current OWS events!!) at how the movie clearly CLEARLY defined what can happen (FOR THE GOOD of ALL) when "Capitalism" and "profits" are considered good characteristics!

    MACY: You don't have to explain a thing. Just look at my desk.
    Forty-two telegrams and over five hundred phone calls.
    Grateful parents expressing undying gratitude to
    Macy's department store.

    SHELLHAMMER: Why, you - you don't say?

    MACY: And from now on, not only will our Santa Claus continue in this
    manner but every salesperson in the entire store.

    DORIS: You mean that if we haven't got what the customer asks for,
    we're to--

    MACY: We're to send him where he can get it. No high pressuring and forcing a customer to take something he doesn't really want.

    DORIS: I think that's wonderful, Mr. Macy.

    MACY: Why, we'll be known as, er, as the helpful store! The friendly store!
    The store that places public service ahead of profits!
    And, consequently, we'll make more profits than ever. Heh! ...
    As for you, Mrs. Walker, Mr. Shellhammer, you'll find a more practical
    expression of my gratitude in your Christmas envelopes. "

    GENERIC RADIO WORKSHOP OTR SCRIPT: Lux Radio Theater

    The point for those of you Anti-capitalists.. OWS supporters that are so against ANYTHING that makes a profit...

    Even Mr. Macy knows customers come first!
    If you provide a service or goods customers want that customers perceive come from honest vendors that put the customer first.. profits will come!

    But the concept "the customer comes first" is the total antipathy to the OWS crowd and supporters.. yes the OWS supporter IS NOT a 99% because the OWS wants the nanny state to take care and the OWS supporter is so duped by the elite managers who consider communism their model!
     
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    Asshole........I love profit. You are wrong.
     
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    LOL As long as government get most of that take.
     
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    coprolalic!
     
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    You guys can bitch all day about corporations, in the end I still love the tax advantages.
     
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    LOL...

    and the CIO and the AFof L ...were separate unions.


    The ows are just fine with profit...they just want their cut is all.
     
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    The more tax savings we have, the more prosperous the country, in general. That rising tide that lifts ALL boats?

    Charles Dickens, ( A Christmas Carol, amongst others ) was a fine capitalist. :)
     
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    cop·ro·la·lia definition
    Pronunciation: /-ˈlā-lē-ə/
    Function: n
    1 : obsessive or uncontrollable use of obscene language
    2 : the use of obscene (as scatological) language as sexual gratification
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    right out of Adam Smith. What motivates good behavior is not lectures or laws but self interest.

    Macy himself didn't care about Christmas. His customers did. He cared about happy customers because happy customers are profitable customers.
     
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    I wonder if you can support that claim?
     

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