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Economics 101 - Why socialist state does not work.

Discussion in 'Topical Discussions (In Depth)' started by KnowNothing, Jan 25, 2012.



  1. KnowNothing

    KnowNothing Seeker Seeker

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    After running into this I lurked and found out it was just a internet myth or whatever you want to call it. Regardless, I think this is great.

    Thoughts?

     
  2. Tinbox

    Tinbox YOU GET NOTHING! YOU LOSE, GOOD DAY SIR! Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    that's a great way to explain it!
     
  3. Libertaurum

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    That's a great story either way. But sadly, I think socialism is even worse, and more brutal. Here's why:

    The true reward for the students who studied hard would be that they actually learned something. The smart ones would realize that, even if their grade got diluted, their knowledge didn't. For their part, those who didn't study would not receive that knowledge even if they got the grade.

    In practice, socialism uses force to actually redistribute the reward and, in the process, destroys productive capacity. This would be like having the students that got the lowest grades hit the heads of the ones that got the higher grades with a hammer to "beat the smarts out of them" until everyone got the same grades.

    :bash01:
     
  4. hoarder

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    Colleges are nothing more than indoctrination centers. You don't go to college to learn how to think. you don't go to college to become wise. You go to college to get a piece of paper recognized by government and large corporations which indicates your worthyness as a useful idiot capable of participating in their schemes.
     
  5. sebring

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    Probably is fake. But this should be a real class in schools to teach them how socialism doesnt work. All the public schools steal money from people to distribute it among themselves so I doubt they would want these children to know the failure of socialism.
     
  6. Nickelless

    Nickelless If coffee is gold, I own Fort Knox Midas Member

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    Has anyone else read Mark Levin's new book "Ameritopia"? Excellent reading on why socialism and "equality" does nothing except equalize everyone's misery.
     
  7. Rusty Shackelford

    Rusty Shackelford Midas Member Midas Member

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    I don't care how great it is, after all the crap I have heard him spew about Ron Paul, I would never read or associate anything in my life with Mark Levin.
     
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  8. mtnclimberjim

    mtnclimberjim Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I hear ya. I tried doing that and found that if I only read or listen to someone I agree with 100%, I'm missing out on lots of good stuff. Levine, Beck and a few others can be a bit off from what I like or believe, but like I said I need to watch out dismissing them outright. It's really tough sometime though because I get so pissed. I look at it as if they spew 20% crap and 80% wisdom, I win. Hard though.:D
    Another tough one for me sometimes is telling others that, for instance I like listening to GB, and then getting crucified for it. Oh well, buck up lad.
     
  9. Rusty Shackelford

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    I get your point and understand it as it is very valid. The problem I have with these guys is that they don't practice that same view. They will sit there and agree with Paul on 75% of the issues but disagree with him on just a few, but that is enough to dismiss him while agreeing with Romeny/Newt on just a few and being opposed to them on the majority yet still promote these guys. It is hypocrisy IMO.
     
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    Exactly...

    Grades are nothing more than chips that allow one to play the game, not 'knowledge' gained as Liberataurum aptly stated.

    This is true of the great majority, but not all, of students...
     
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  11. KnowNothing

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    I agree. I guess fabianism would have been a better describer. Regardless, both ultimately ended up with the same result.
     
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    6. Most of the tax money gets stolen by the politically connected.
     

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