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posted on Nov, 15 2014 @ 06:20 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: WhiteAlice



The only one that I would tweak would be the one about abolishing the stock market. The stock market is a way that a corporation can gain capital to finance expansions (ie a new factory).


You bring up some very good points regarding the stock market. I used to dabble in the market and always felt like it was rigged. I eventually tried being a contrarian investor and that worked a lot better. As far as capitalizing business I think that there are still private equity firms that could invest in corporations, but maybe it is the ownership stake they take that creates the need for profits above all things. I am very open to learning more and finding better ways.


There are plenty of private equity firms that are still being used today for investments into privately held companies. The problem with limiting the ability to finance a corporation still whittles it down into the hands of just a few as opposed to it being an open market free for all. While I'd agree that it is a whole lot harder to be an individual trying to make a buck through the stock market (someone I know was once a day trader and well, she lost everything in 2008/9), the reasons for that additional difficulty is really a matter of a congestion of power and funds.

A lot of the firms that are putting in huge stakes are actually establishing hqs within a close proximity to maximize the speed on making trades down to the millisecond and when they can execute a sale or buy on the stock market with those milliseconds, they're doing it in large sums with everybody missing the same opportunity by milliseconds or more. Plus, as the Syrian Electronic Army showed, they're also using computer assessments of news events that might impact the market itself (if you recall the hack of news agency twitter accounts, the false tweets of a White House bomb and the plummet the stock market took in response--that was stock market trading AI). Being an individual that may be located in Iowa or Texas trying to compete with the combination of large movements that occur within milliseconds of an automatically detected change in the market, well, not a whole lot of competition there. Very hard to compete with a high speed Goliath.




posted on Nov, 15 2014 @ 07:17 PM
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You are who you are and there is nothing wrong with that. I think people who don't fit into a certain bracket are way more interesting.

It's good to have opinions and beliefs and even better if you respect other people's views on things.



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 09:58 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

I am personally very opposed to abortion, but I also believe in individual freedoms. I prefer to err on the side of personal liberty although it is a tough topic for me.




I definitely see your point, but there is enough death in the world. I don't feel an enlightened society can enforce a death penalty on a fellow human, however, I have been on the other side of the fence on this issue in the past.


Hey there. I was browsing your profile because I like your style. Like others, I felt a few of your opinions are definitely a little naive, but for the most part, I'd say I agree with your thought process behind all of your opinions. That being said, the above statements should have been a red flag for you. Did you read these back to back and realize what you were saying?

Good day friend.


edit on 4/23/2015 by TarzanBeta because: Fix brackets



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