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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 01:26 PM
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37. What an absurd post.
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  -Jared Diamond asks "Will Big Business Save the Earth?" in NYT oped kristopher  Dec-07-09 12:34 AM   #0 
  - The epitome of a practical analysis... and the judgement is toward going "green".  LooseWilly   Dec-07-09 12:48 AM   #1 
  - Mr Diamond is an outstanding researcher.  Betty Karlson   Dec-07-09 01:23 AM   #2 
  - If Americans do what they need to do to cut consumption where does that leave companies  ipaint   Dec-07-09 01:30 AM   #3 
  - "If Americans ever get serious...."  cbdo2007   Dec-07-09 08:32 AM   #9 
  - More to the point is "Who else could?" Or will...  TreasonousBastard   Dec-07-09 01:45 AM   #4 
  - only if they destroy the basis of their power, so why would they?  Hannah Bell   Dec-07-09 04:13 AM   #5 
  - If you read the article he answers that...  kristopher   Dec-08-09 12:16 PM   #14 
     - "green goals" = corpspeak. expansion of profit depends on expansion of  Hannah Bell   Dec-08-09 12:39 PM   #29 
     - Not always.  kristopher   Dec-08-09 12:40 PM   #31 
        - lol. i notice you give no examples.  Hannah Bell   Dec-08-09 01:04 PM   #33 
           - Actually I did, I posted the OP.  kristopher   Dec-08-09 01:33 PM   #39 
              - of how profits expand without expanded markets, i.e. more consumption.  Hannah Bell   Dec-08-09 04:26 PM   #44 
                 - Oh my...  kristopher   Dec-08-09 04:31 PM   #45 
                    - that "reduction" = reduced profit for somebody, buddy boy, & an  Hannah Bell   Dec-08-09 04:43 PM   #47 
                       - I surrender  kristopher   Dec-08-09 05:27 PM   #52 
                          - it's crackpots who think name-calling wins arguments. too bad you got nothing to back up your  Hannah Bell   Dec-08-09 05:39 PM   #53 
     - Wrong  blindpig   Dec-08-09 01:34 PM   #40 
  - Diamond is out of his mind on this one.  blindpig   Dec-07-09 07:56 AM   #6 
  - Actually I think it is the part that you don't understand that is the problem...  kristopher   Dec-08-09 12:29 PM   #24 
     - Government functions as a branch of capitalism  blindpig   Dec-08-09 01:11 PM   #34 
        - The US is the most unregulated economy on earth.  kristopher   Dec-08-09 01:31 PM   #38 
           - In case you didn't notice  blindpig   Dec-08-09 02:35 PM   #41 
           - lol. us capitalism = the *most* regulated environment on earth - in favor of big capital.  Hannah Bell   Dec-08-09 04:45 PM   #48 
  - LOL  AllentownJake   Dec-07-09 08:00 AM   #7 
  - Word  XemaSab   Dec-07-09 11:04 PM   #10 
  - Isn't that cute...  kristopher   Dec-08-09 12:14 PM   #13 
     - I thought "Collapse" was one of the worst written, worst thought out  XemaSab   Dec-09-09 08:38 PM   #54 
  - Let's see.. Jared Diamond or Allentown Jake  kristopher   Dec-08-09 12:12 PM   #11 
     - "I'm also intrigued by that characterization."  HiFructosePronSyrup   Dec-08-09 12:13 PM   #12 
     - Diamond's argument/belief is fucking retarded.  anonymous171   Dec-08-09 12:19 PM   #16 
     - It's fair to say his argument is both unconventional and demanding in supporting evidence.  Occam Bandage   Dec-08-09 12:22 PM   #19 
     - Well I guess that settles it.  kristopher   Dec-08-09 12:23 PM   #20 
     - What part of this do you think is "fucking retarded."  HiFructosePronSyrup   Dec-08-09 12:27 PM   #22 
        - A should be tweaked  anonymous171   Dec-08-09 12:34 PM   #26 
           - Oh great point. Making money is totally different than generating profit.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Dec-08-09 12:37 PM   #28 
           - "consciousness" = awareness, not the development of conscience  kristopher   Dec-08-09 12:39 PM   #30 
              - That lack of moral foundation is what I was taking issue with  anonymous171   Dec-08-09 12:47 PM   #32 
                 - That is a straw man.  kristopher   Dec-08-09 01:25 PM   #36 
                    - I read his books carefully  XemaSab   Dec-09-09 08:47 PM   #55 
     - Diamond is a fine biologist  blindpig   Dec-08-09 12:29 PM   #23 
        - Actually his "understanding of economic systems" is excellent.  kristopher   Dec-08-09 12:32 PM   #25 
           - Corporations exist solely for profits.  blindpig   Dec-08-09 01:14 PM   #35 
              - What an absurd post.  kristopher   Dec-08-09 01:26 PM   #37 
                 - corporations are in business for some reason other than profit? news to me, & everyone else in the  Hannah Bell   Dec-08-09 04:46 PM   #49 
  - Eugene Odum preached this for years.  GoCubsGo   Dec-07-09 08:23 AM   #8 
  - CEOs aren't the problem. The Corporate System is.  anonymous171   Dec-08-09 12:17 PM   #15 
  - You clearly have never read Diamond's work  kristopher   Dec-08-09 12:21 PM   #18 
  - Diamond's "Collapse" is required reading for anyone interested in environmental degredation.  Occam Bandage   Dec-08-09 12:19 PM   #17 
  - Yep, the two are really important.  sofa king   Dec-08-09 12:24 PM   #21 
     - Yep.  kristopher   Dec-08-09 12:35 PM   #27 
  - So many replies, and so few people have read Collapse.  Ignis   Dec-08-09 03:10 PM   #42 
  - An opposing view  blindpig   Dec-08-09 03:25 PM   #43 
  - yeah, you just keep waiting for that Marxist revolution...  kristopher   Dec-08-09 04:34 PM   #46 
     - lol. you just keep waiting for your "regulated ethical capitalism," too.  Hannah Bell   Dec-08-09 04:48 PM   #51 
  - Is he the guy that played Screech or the guy that sang "Cracklin' Rosie"?  LostInAnomie   Dec-08-09 04:48 PM   #50 
 

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