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Originally posted by Jinglelord
reply to post by ANOK
Capitalism doesn't do anything of the sort. Capitalism allows the people to decide if they will accept this behavior.
In a capitalist system the people have more power. They can discover these facts and boycott, or they can ignore it and the will of the people is done. Especially if there are anti-monopoly rules.
Capitalism allows for choice, allows for people to express their will, should they choose not to you can't get mad at the corporation. Get mad at the people buying their stuff.
Socialism doesn't allow for the same kind of choice, there is not the same kind of incentive to be better and to suit the will of the people.
Don't hate the game, hate the player...
Originally posted by TV_Nation
I remember reading an article a while back that had to do with theft by finding.
A woman bought a briefcase from a goodwill store and and when she got home and inspected the case further she noticed the seems were not completely sewed up so she pulled back the fabric. She found around $100,000 hidden in the briefcase and she deposited the money in her bank account.
Then shortly after she received a visit from the police and was arrested and charged with theft by finding. I'm not sure what happened but theft by finding carries the same penalty as theft so my guess is she is doing jail time somewhere and not a short stay either.
The way the system is set up is a way that makes you have to use your resources to gain anything. No freebies or you may end up in jail. Pretty sad and it shows just how we are all just a number to the system.
Originally posted by hotbakedtater
Now that's a dirty shame, the poor woman. What the hell is theft by finding?
I think I made a thread once exploring the concept, finders keepers losers weepers. One man's loss is another man's find, that should not be criminal.
Originally posted by windword
How is it that a private investigator is allowed to go though my ttrash, in order to find incriminating evidence of fraud, (worker's comp) but this lady is arrested for taking food from the trash?