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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: strongfp
It's quite simple, private ownership of goods and property. You're either against your neighbor and want to take everything they have, or you're living beside your neighbor and allow them to work with you when needed and share capital and labor to both win.
Oh, are you confused!
I own my home. It is mine. I will do with it as I wish, and anyone else who wishes to challenge me on that be damned. My neighbor owns his property. He does with it as he wishes. He would likely make the same statement I just did. I am under no obligation to "share" (read: give) what I have with him, and he has no obligation to do so with me. What's mine is mine; what's his is his. But I do not want that which is his: his property, his home, his car, his tools... I can acquire things I want without wanting to take from others.
I suppose you cannot. A shame.
You only have property rights because someone allows you do. What's stopping your neighbor from killing you and your family and taking your property?
Exploitation is quite simple, you either give back to your worker, or you don't. Just don't be surprised when guys like Mr Twitter man make bold statements if you take advantage of your workforce.
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
That's profit above all. Explain to me anywhere outside the US who follows this sort of model religiously?
You are making classic Friedmand and Sowell talking points. And you are falling into the trap of separating society from business.
Your drifting from the point that capitalism cannot work without cooperation and some sort of contract between you and your competition to build a better society.
What we have are a bunch of millenials who earned bull# liberal arts degrees that cannot be monetized and now demand what they chose to not earn. It sucks that 4 year degree in journalism is worthless. Bad decisions have consequences.