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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 09:57 AM

The Results of Our 32 Year Experiment of Giving the Free Market Free Reign are Now In!

So it turns out you get an Orgy of Greed where:

The Economically Strong lord it over the Economically Weak....

Resources are consumed as if there were no tomorrow....

Debt is accumulated to astronomic proportions....

And finally the Environment is treated as a free dumping ground to the point where the future of Life on Plant Earth is in actual jeopardy.

It was an unexpected result as it was assumed that the free market would correct all the above problems. Free Market Economists are now examining the results and will be making suggested fine tunings shortly.

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Reply The Results of Our 32 Year Experiment of Giving the Free Market Free Reign are Now In! (Original post)
Junkdrawer Dec 2012 OP
Octafish Dec 2012 #1
Melissa G Dec 2012 #9
freshwest Dec 2012 #15
Bigmack Dec 2012 #2
PATRICK Dec 2012 #3
SoapBox Dec 2012 #4
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2012 #5
Junkdrawer Dec 2012 #11
woo me with science Dec 2012 #16
coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 #6
Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #7
saidsimplesimon Dec 2012 #8
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #10
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #12
Junkdrawer Dec 2012 #13
socialist_n_TN Dec 2012 #14
Mnemosyne Dec 2012 #17
Kablooie Dec 2012 #18

Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:16 AM

1. Free Market Means Never Having to Say I'll Put It Back.

They who have most benefited now use their purchases in government and media to promote austerity as the answer to the fiscal cliff they created. In addition to derailing discussion of economic justice, the watchdogs' bark only serves to protect the sanctity of their property - especially their beloved Swiss bank accounts. Perhaps the example of Midas will flash through their minds as the tumbril takes them to eternity, but I doubt they know the story, ignorance being their strongest characteristic.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:29 PM

9. That is why they are not job creators.

People who are job creators keep the economic engine running. What we have is a type of economic feudalism.

The economic overlords keep pulling more and more fuel out of the system and then they publicly wonder why the engine runs so poorly on fumes?

The economic overlords have done such a good job of looting the general public that the only big pots left to loot are government coffers. Social Security and Medicare are two pots they want to dip into, hence the constant fiscal cliffs.

There was a reason they have been called the Robber Barons. They loot all the coffers they can find.

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Response to Melissa G (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:01 PM

15. +1

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:25 AM

2. I'm bookmarking this thread... You guys are putting it all together! nt

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:49 AM

3. Free to take

and we got taken.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:56 AM

4. Perfect.

I've called bullshit on this "free market" garbage for years.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:58 AM

5. Free Rein

Like the reins on a horse.

Just sein...

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:10 PM

11. Well....

You're probably correct, but "free reign" is more commonly used.

Go figure....


http://www.dailywritingtips.com/free-rein-or-free-reign/

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Response to Junkdrawer (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:58 PM

16. Plus, it captures the obscene "rule" of the plutocracy.

AM is technically right, but even as I was reading it I was thinking that your choice was more poetically apt.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:59 AM

6. And, the icing on the cake:

 

1 in 5 American children currently lives in poverty.

USA! USA! USA!

(in case it's needed)

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:14 PM

7. There is no real "Free Market" in this country.

Those that have economic clout purchase legislators in order to have them create laws that benefit those that paid for them.

The Koch Bros. are a prime example, as are the prison-indutrial complex wanting to make breathing a criminal offense, and, of course, the defense industries that always lobby for more wars.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:23 PM

8. Well said Ikonklast, the writer of this tread has also stated the obvious.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:04 PM

10. Where I find issue...

 

The purpose of a market, controlled or free, is to facilitate the maximum velocity of energy and growth of a given society (with the stated purpose to improve the human condition, and the proven purpose to grow infinitely). In either case--excluding steady-state economies--both approaches to the economic system still want infinite growth in a finite world, which will always inevitably result in overshoot and an ecosystem breakdown.

People wanting one economic system to create their iPad instead of another are missing the entire point.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:19 PM

12. yeah, what a surprise, huh? encouraging dog eat dog results in a lot of cannibalism.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 05:37 PM

13. I keep expecting to wake up in Bedford Falls....

learning that Pottersville was just a bad dream.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 06:19 PM

14. Marxists call it........

capitalism. And until we get rid of it, we will fight this battle every few generations.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:52 AM

17. K&R for truth. nt

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:57 AM

18. Oh come on! 32 years isn't nearly enough time for this to work.

It's only beginning.
If you'll just give it a little longer, like, 4 or 500 years you'll see it will work just as planned.

If not, we can go back to the way things were then.

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