Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
[. Offering the have nots a socialist system will not stave off economic disaster. Offering the have nots a free and unregulated market, where
massive competition can thrive, and use a currency that carries real value is what will stave off economic disaster.
I agree fully with what you had said except for the above mentioned qoute.
Competitiveness can only thrive on level playing fields. Today, we know full well the international markets are NOT level playing fields. And most
critical are the inalienable universal rights of humans being trampled upon everywhere today, even in US by the Corporatists.
Just look at the wages, the land projects, etc. The operating costs and laws differ from nations to nations. Thus, in order to be truly competitive,
the Corporatist will have to look for the lowest denominator in costs and the highest in terms of profits. Thereby borned Globalisation.
Today, we saw the effects of such principle of competitiveness. It created an unstainable society of workers, were they are either lowly paid, or
unemployed, so much that they cannot afford even the cheap goods.
Competition espacially within a free market is good, but as competitiveness seeks often the lowest denominator in costs and highest in profits, the
corporatist policy comes into play - profits before self, even if it is in the short term, which would spell billions of dollars in a market such as
At the end of the day, you may want to consider a socialist system where competitiveness is kept in check, espacially over manufactured products. A
cellphone is only to communicate. Do we need the other apps? A car is only a box on 4 wheels. Do we really need climate control and other nifty but
useless gadgets inside which ramps up to justify the cost and competitiveness?
Competition creates innovation and progress. But at the same time, should such innovation and progress be applied to other sectors in the
socia-political economic arena, instead of focussing on it to gain that extra buck conned off the back of simply laymen masses?
[edit on 30-8-2010 by SeekerofTruth101]