posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 01:50 PM
Originally posted by Misoir
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by ThichHeaded
If everyone banned everyone, then nothing would get sold.
A smart businessman would look around him and see all these segregated businesses then say to himself, "I know how I can make some real money". So he
removes the 'No minorities allowed' sign from his store. All the non-racist whites, blacks, hispanics, asians, etc... will all go to his store. He
would soon have the largest customer base because the other idiots are segregating their business.
One by one the segregated businesses will either go bankrupt or desegregate.
Greed can be good because without greed that first businessman would never have changed his store policies. It's really a domino effect, one domino
falls then the rest fall too.
Greed is a double edged sword and therefore I disagree that greed and the markets will work out all of our woes. You are looking for a system to shape
society, not only to shape it, but shape it in a good decent and pleasant way. What what do you do if people who want to end up on top in the
capitalist game, buy themselve political power to skew the playing field, pull of stunts like the junk bond debacle (well I guess it wasnt a debacle
for the guy who kicked it off).
The markets also prefer the services of workers with few or no rights, where they have to work 16 hours plus just to feed themselves and they dont
need a home because they sleep in the factory. Is that good? People in Europe with a low skill set in Europe and America have seen their real income
decrease, because in that specific field the market ships off jobs to countries where repressive regimes keep the workers from bettering their
situation. Is that good?
Instead of boycotting China and India and telling them we wont do buisness with them, untill they quit undercutting European and American workers by
giving their workers an absoulte appaling compensation, we tell low skilled workers in America and Europe to just accept the decreasing standard of
living of the lower class as a fact of life and to hush about it, because else even more jobs will go to sweatshops oversea. Is that good?
Before you speak out against goverment intervention in the free markets again, keep the many lobbys in mind and the organisations, who seek to buy
themselves goverment intervention in the free markets in their favor, by enacting policies that will bankrupt their competition, by gaining access to
YOUR tax dollars, or by other means.
The idea of democracy is to have goverment intervention that will benefit the majority, however with corporatism money spells politics and it isnt
necessarily wielded by the majority. We need a goverment that acts on the best interest of the population at large, not a goverment that does not act
at all and stands by as the strong crush the weak, or, even worse, allows itself to be bought up.
edit on 28-12-2011 by Cassius666 because: (no