More Fundamentals of Capitalism:

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    Is there ever an acceptable reason to restrict the use of money? Say for the purchase of drugs, or sex? OK, how about kidneys? It seems we have already accepted the ideal that the power of money should have limits, now the question becomes what should those limits be?



    I feel there is widespread belief that money should not be allowed to purchase government, I would like to co-op those feelings and suggest that money should not be allowed to buy healthcare or education for the same reasons we don’t allow it to buy kidneys. Because it cheapens the process to allow people to just buy them, it should go who need them, and education to those who have earned it not just by being born into the right family, but by working hard and yes by being lucky enough to be born smart,

    I think smart should matter more than rich, but it doesn’t in America and that’s our problem.


    Class Matters - Social Class in the United States of America - The New York Times
     
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    You're just one vast geyser of idiocies.

    If you don't want money corrupting education, then perhaps teachers should work for free. After all, we don't want them corrupted by that dirty money.


     
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    We need to teach grade schoolers how to make money work for them instead of working for money. The fundamental ignorance on finance and economics in this country is inexcusable.
     
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    ah yes we shall all be Royals one day, still selling that crap, anybody buying?


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    Can't sell it to morons
     
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    The first fundamental of capitalism:

    1. Without capitalism, we'd all still be living in caves and eating dirt.
     
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    Both capitalism and socialism should be regarded as tools, not God given ideologies. National Parks are pure socialism. Preserving the best and most unique for the enjoyment of all citizens. Companies like MicroSoft are capitalism, creating products that we can afford and enjoy. Trying to foist either off as a solution to every need of society is simply insane.
     
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    balance in all things, one of the reasons we are in such a mess one of our two parties has forgotten balance, they have determined any tax cut is a good one, like a doctor with a patient with a 68 deg temp and he still wants to lower it, only those that seek balance can truly lead, sometimes you lower sometimes you raise....
     
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    A perfect example of where your well-intended meddling causes far more harm than good. Yes, we restrict the sale of body organs through regulation and as a result, people die. There is NO REASON there should not be a market for body parts as there certainly is a demand...demand that often goes unfilled meaning people die.

    Sure, you'll scream the sky is falling and that thieves would be stealing children's kidneys in the middle of the night. That there are already laws against such non-consensual activity matters not to the nanny stater. You know better, you have to step in and oversee the entire market for body parts by removing that evil profit motive. Again, the result is people die. But hey, you know what's best for everyone else, right?

    Stick your anti-capitalism, meddling ways. You've done enough damage.
     
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    When money is King, the King shall be born again....
     

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