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Originally posted by Amuk
It is sometimes, but those who succeed educate themselves and only work within the system we have to use it to their advantage.
True, but the system could be made more efficiente and "user friendly"
Between that and phazing out the rewards for failure (welfare, etc) I think we could improve a lot.
And I kinda disagree on the pyramid idea, the world is moving away from a labor intense work force to a more information and services work force how this will translate into jobs is the big question for the future
Let's not forget, that most people are not too bright.
Originally posted by insite
Libertarianism - BIG business, small government. Amuk, I find your comment about a Libertarian government stopping the punishment of drug related crimes and spending the money saved on poor people quite amusing. The Libertarian party has to have the farthest ideological stance from socialism of any of the parties. You know where the money saved would go? Back into the pockets of the people in the form of tax relief. This way they can spend, invest and spend. That's the libertarian way.
Oh and wars would cease? Please. If I was a libertarian President I'd make damn sure we went to war with Iraq to seal up the resources and get our hands into OPEC. Don't be blind, think of what your party REALLY stands for. Freedom of the AMERICAN people and the pursuit of pure capitalism - Adam Smith style.
All I'm saying is that before you back a party wholeheartedly you analyze it inside and out to make sure it really represents you as a person and is the best thing out there for you and the country. Libertainism fits me like a glove, but I haven't decided whether its too big, too small or just right yet and I'm letting other people know what life might be like under libertarianism.
So, to have smaller government we would have to cut all social spending. You are for this? Sounds more Republican to me.
I do NOT like the libertarian party politics though. They prescribe social decay in the worst way.