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Most high-level FDA employees have a background in either medicine or law, but one of the largest private-sector sources is the Monsanto Company. Over the past decades, at least seven high-ranking employees in the FDA have an employment history with the Monsanto Company. Connections have led many to speculate whether any conflicts of interest exist within this revolving door between the big food companies and the department charged with regulating them.
originally posted by: JAY1980
I'll just leave this here...
Sweden leads the way in dumping socialism
Have any of you actually talked to people from Sweden?
Well I have and most are not very happy with their social programs, and have been moving back to a capitalist model over the last few years.
Collective socialism doesn't work!
communism could theoretically work
originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: Edumakated
I see what your saying, and what it's a very sick sociopathic way of determining the worth of people and is why capitalism needs to be seriously rebuild from the ground up or scrapped and replaced entirely by something else.
Here's why, can you, and be honest here think of something a person can do to make them worth more than a million times what someone else who puts in a full weeks work as a person? Because there are individuals making that and then some.
If not than tell me in what reasonable sense it makes a for a person to receive that much more of the worlds resources than they have?
I'm not saying there aren't people that deserve more than others. Clearly they do. But the system we have takes it to ridiculously broken extremes.
The issue I have with capitalism is it takes people and turns them into nothing more than numbers and that simply is sick and forgets that there are actually people attached to those numbers.
It makes excuses for extreme gaps in how people are treated by using math, and it does so by completely discounting the human aspect.
It completely ignores the fact that society exists not for profit, and not for the individual. It exists for the people within it as a whole. There's nothing wrong with people within a society being rewarded for contributing more. In fact it's a good thing, positively reinforcing good behavior is a great thing. The problem comes when we do so at the expense of forgetting the purpose of society in the first place, mutual protection and care. A people united against a harsh world that cares not one iota about a single one of us. When we put individual success above caring for each other in importance we've stopped being civil and turned into solitary predators and became the enemy of society as we now put preying upon each other ahead of caring for each other, we've put protecting ourselves above protecting each other. When you get rewarded by society it should be because you've done more to help it than others, not because you've found ways to take more from others.
What we have today is predatory in nature, it's anything but civil or civilized, and it makes a mockery of the term society. If we were truly civil we'd make sure the people at the bottom are taken care of and comfortable first, and then reward from there, happy that the extra rewards we receive are because we contribute to society and it's purpose, not prey upon it like some sick parasite.
Addendum: If a person is actively contributing to society or have in a meaningful way for an extended period, they deserve at minimum that which society is supposed to offer by the very act of being a society. The protection and care of the society they contribute to. It should be an inalienable right. When people say a job does not deserve a living wage, they are saying that person has not earned to be included in our society as their contributions are unworthy of the very basics society is supposed to offer to its contributing members.