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    Quote Originally Posted by PC2 View Post
    Okay so in that case i'm a leftist on the matter of democracy, but a neo-liberal when it comes to socio-economics. *shrug*
    Nope, that doesn't work.
    You claim to want a democracy but think filthy rich individuals should have all the power in our society and muddy democratic proces by creating crisis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kangodo View Post
    Nope, that doesn't work.
    You claim to want a democracy but think filthy rich individuals should have all the power in our society and muddy democratic proces by creating crisis.
    Well I support democracy, so what category would you put me under?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PC2 View Post
    No because first you need a precise and objective criteria for what makes an oligarchy an oligarchy. Many people agreeing with some vaguely defined term means little to nothing.

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    Okay so in that case i'm a leftist on the matter of democracy, but a neo-liberal when it comes to socio-economics. *shrug*
    The question wasn’t if they think we are an oligarchy. THE DATA of what different classes wanted and the outcome is what showed we function as an oligarchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Themius View Post
    The question wasn’t if they think we are an oligarchy. THE DATA of what different classes wanted and the outcome is what showed we function as an oligarchy.
    But our society is a liberal democracy which is the best system. So as long as oligarchy is compatible with liberal democracy then it's not the end of the world.
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    Yanis Varoufakis says it best in this video, which explains the failures of Capitalism currently right now.


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    I'm not watching those vids. Just tell us what his policy solution is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommunismWillWin View Post
    Shame its never been done, almost like they have opposing interests.
    What do you think the nordic country's are doing? And its working fantastically.

    In fact most of Europe's country's have some socialism with there capitolism. Because ya know there was this fella called Disraeli who had some pritty nifty ideas about it being the duty of the top to care for the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PC2 View Post
    I'm not watching those vids. Just tell us what his policy solution is.
    Basically capitalism has failed in both Europe and America through inequality, and is already destroying our democracy. We need anti poverty programs, we need to invest 5% of GDP into Green Technology, we need socially produced capital. While capitalism has created immense wealthy, while at the same time has created new fangled forms of deprivation and poverty. Capitalism is a very primitive force that unleashes fantastic capacities while at the same time creating a gigantic crisis. Our states democracies are being completely usurped by the concentration of money and in fact our politics has been purchased by those who have an interest in depleting the natural resources of the planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommunismWillWin View Post
    Shame its never been done, almost like they have opposing interests.
    Never been done, with the exception of the majority of the first world who's implemented parts of both . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash The Stampede View Post
    Basically capitalism has failed in both Europe and America through inequality, and is already destroying our democracy.
    Our economies our chugging along and were at the height of civilization in 2020. I don't see how the system has failed.

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    We need anti poverty programs,
    Yeah everything on the bottom rung of Mazlowe's hierarchy should be free. It doesn't cost that much money.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vash The Stampede View Post
    we need to invest 5% of GDP into Green Technology, we need socially produced capital.
    I don't think that will yield enough measurable benefits to stay in place and I think the average voter views green expenditures as having a high opportunity cost because that money could have been used to benefit the tax payers in a more direct manner.

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    depleting the natural resources of the planet.
    The Earth will not be depleted of resources as it is a veritable cornucopia of natural resources. Technology has almost no limit in terms of getting the more abundant natural resources to play the same functional role as the previous materials that were once considered premium or optimal materials in the past.
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    Height of century? Wages are low, spending power is lower than in the 80s. Only the tech sector has managed to stay up with wages but by and large every other sector makes less than they did forty years ago. Labor participation is at some of the lowest levels they’ve be in a while and we have a serious working poor problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PC2 View Post
    The Earth will not be depleted of resources as it is a veritable cornucopia of natural resources. Technology has almost no limit in terms of getting the more abundant natural resources to play the same functional role as the previous materials that were once considered premium or optimal materials in the past.
    We don't live on some fantasy rock with infinite resources; you're either grossly uninformed about the concept of finite resources or you think we'll magically find solutions to resource problems before the problems arising from our abuse of our natural resources become irrecoverable (or worse, you actually believe that some problems aren't irrecoverable).

    If we heavily pollute 90% of the potable fresh water currently available to us we're not all going to die at once, we're just going to inflict suffering (and likely death from complications) on hundreds of millions of people currently alive and an untold number of people in the following generations. You can't just say "we'll fix it" about important shit while not proposing any solution to the issues at hand and expect people to take you as being serious in your participation in a discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mythic-RaidLead View Post
    Why should we replace the native population with immigrants?
    This is a myth perpetuated by racists and ignored by rational people. No one's "getting replaced" by foreigners being allowed to emigrate to your nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEHPALLYTANK View Post
    We don't live on some fantasy rock with infinite resources; you're either grossly uninformed about the concept of finite resources or you think we'll magically find solutions to resource problems before the problems arising from our abuse of our natural resources become irrecoverable (or worse, you actually believe that some problems aren't irrecoverable).

    If we heavily pollute 90% of the potable fresh water currently available to us we're not all going to die at once, we're just going to inflict suffering (and likely death from complications) on hundreds of millions of people currently alive and an untold number of people in the following generations. You can't just say "we'll fix it" about important shit while not proposing any solution to the issues at hand and expect people to take you as being serious in your participation in a discussion.
    I don't think that we'll deplete Earth's resources and go extinct but nobody can guarantee the future. What i'm saying is that for every product/service/thing we use now there is almost certainly going to be away to re-arrange and manipulate different forms of matter and energy to not only make new alternatives for everything, but actually *superior* alternatives. For example some will say that fossil fuel is the ultimate form of energy generation, I say that's wrong. Given the cosmically high amount of different ways that physical objects and their motions can be manipulated I would be absolutely shocked that there can't be superior forms of energy generation and materials that will surpass fossil fuels. In terms of our ability to make new products/services, humanity has barely scratched the surface of producing different variants of things that will have the same if not better functional and structural values. You can be doom and gloomy all you want, the rest of humanity is just getting started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PC2 View Post
    Our economies our chugging along and were at the height of civilization in 2020. I don't see how the system has failed.
    It is failing and we're ignorant to it. Keep in mind what you quoted me saying was what Yanis said, but I do agree with him and I'll explain. Europe has a debt crisis which is basically a recession for them. Hong Kong expects to go into a recession. India shut down their internet over citizenship law. Iran has protests over 400% gas price increase. Us Americans have printed $4 Trillion into the repo market, because they're too big to fail.

    No matter where you look in the world there's social unrest over economic inequality, and it's getting worse because capitalism failed.

    Yeah everything on the bottom rung of Mazlowe's hierarchy should be free. It doesn't cost that much money.
    Must be cheaper than paying tax payer money into the hands of corporations who are too big to fail. Certainly more effective than companies pumping tax payer money into stock buy backs.

    The Earth will not be depleted of resources as it is a veritable cornucopia of natural resources. Technology has almost no limit in terms of getting the more abundant natural resources to play the same functional role as the previous materials that were once considered premium or optimal materials in the past.
    Does it need to be said that no resource is finite? Take Chile’s water supply problem as they have used it for growing avocados instead of using it as drinking water. China doesn't take Americans trash so we're burning it instead because it's cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PC2 View Post
    Our economies our chugging along and were at the height of civilization in 2020. I don't see how the system has failed.
    Yes, because you aren't capable of seeing issues that don't personally impact you. We've established this.

    In reality there's crises ranging from the climate to homelessness all of which are being created or exacerbated by capitalism and for which no solutions are forthcoming.
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    It's the right amount of socialism with capitalism that's the sweet spot.

    Also, lol at people claiming Sweden is having "huuuge problems"... I doubt they even live here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash The Stampede View Post
    Europe has a debt crisis which is basically a recession for them
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    Hong Kong expects to go into a recession.
    There's two solutions to that. Either outgrow the recession(and debt) or engage in austerity in the case of Europe.

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    India shut down their internet over citizenship law.
    Revoke the bad policy and have engineers make sure the internet is online.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vash The Stampede View Post
    Iran has protests over 400% gas price increase.
    Until the government starts acting appropriately then they deserve no help from us.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vash The Stampede View Post
    Us Americans have printed $4 Trillion into the repo market, because they're too big to fail.
    Some money creation is fine and healthy, if it's too much than we need to make a law that restricts money creation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vash The Stampede View Post
    No matter where you look in the world there's social unrest over economic inequality, and it's getting worse because capitalism failed.
    Like I said before those in "unrest" should be given everything on the bottom rung of Mazlowe's hierarchy to make sure they are okay. From there on it's there obligation to solve problems in order to create wealth for themselves. If some crazy lunatics want to get violent then the police will neutralize them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vash The Stampede View Post
    Must be cheaper than paying tax payer money into the hands of corporations who are too big to fail. Certainly more effective than companies pumping tax payer money into stock buy backs.
    Then we should either outlaw that or make it so that the general populace must vote to approve of the measure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vash The Stampede View Post
    Does it need to be said that no resource is finite?
    Not at a level that is relevant to 2020 and the next few centuries. In the far far future we may deplete this planet and then move on to other planets. If we can't move on to other planets then we die. That's why we should develop that technology as fast as is reasonably possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vash The Stampede View Post
    Take Chile’s water supply problem as they have used it for growing avocados instead of using it as drinking water.
    Drinking water takes a tiny fraction of the water. All they need to do is divert a small fraction of it to make sure everyone is hydrated. It's their choice though, as a Westerner it's not my place to dictate South American policy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vash The Stampede View Post
    China doesn't take Americans trash so we're burning it instead because it's cheaper.
    Okay so we need to do a cost-benefit analysis of burning vs burying. If we need to we can outlaw the former if it's harming our citizens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PC2 View Post
    Don't think of in terms of capitalism, or socialism, or communism but rather which system is the most compatible with democracy.
    So definitely not capitalism, which is autocratic by nature.

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