posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:32 PM
There was once a group of people, a tribe if you like in Britain, a little over two thousand years ago. They had money, but also gave some to their
tribal system for armour, weapons, collective food rot containers. They worked together.
They had two modes:
1. Individual, get cash, spend your own cash.
2. Group, pool and spend cash.
This group of people died about two thousand years ago, and now we have the Roman Empirial 'one or the other.' But that is not how it was.
Cut to now, and in the face of any political questions and just saying tax cuts. Well, the rich always get the biggest ones, and hoard, not spend. But
the poor spend on products, and these are then seen as good, we've supported McDonald's, Microsoft, Hoover (and his villes), anything in mode 1. As
individuals. Is this necessarily the best? McDonald's is appalling, Microsoft strangled out anything that worked, Hoover froze people to death. The
wisdom of the tax cut.
My question to 'true anti tax' people is, do you think a country that cannot think in mode 2, group, pool, has any hope?