You love saying capitalism is the best system around, but only if I don’t get to talk about how it isn’t.

Nope. What you’re not used to is having to connect the dots between “all the world’s ills” and “capitalism”, and now you’re pissed because you’re getting called out on your bullshit. Pollution, for example, is caused by having an industrialized not a capitalistic economy. There is no reason to think that there would be less pollution under a socialized system. Some of the worst environmental nightmares exist in noncapitalist countries. Been to Beijing lately? I have.

And capitalism let’s kids in foreign countries work in sweatshops, drives politicians to start needless wars that kill a stadium’s worth of civilians in a good year so they can double up on their bottom lines. You’re way too tidy with your textbook opinions.

Same comment. No reason to think that an economy run under a system other than capitalism wouldn’t end up doing the same thing to kids in foreign countries, and noncapitalist countries have an even more warlike record that capitalist ones. Do I really have to remind you that the worst military atrocities of of the 20th century were committed by noncapitalist countries? Really?

Sanders asked the Reps to promise that their tax cuts would not effect Medicare and social security and not a one of them would guarantee that. You tell me what they are thinking.

I’ll tell you exactly what they’re thinking. Medicare outflows will exceed inflows for the first time in 2026; and sometime in the 2030’s, the Trust Fund will reach zero, and under current law, benefits will be cut to 70% of current levels.

Being Republicans, they want to PREVENT those cuts (or, at least, kick the date the cuts will occur down the road a bit) by doing anything they can other than raising taxes. The #1 way you could do this WITHOUT cutting benefits would be to incent individuals to shop the medical care market, like they do in places like the Netherlands. Health care hyperinflation started a few years after Medicare removed 45% of all medical billings from free market competition; by restoring that competition, health care hyperinflation will decrease.

Because you know as well as I do that the 0.01% rule the world without a care in the world who suffers in the process, just as long as it isn’t them.

I don’t obsess about .01% of the population. An economy isn’t a a zero sum game.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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