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Pale Blue Dot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 09:40 PM
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My son is a better liberal than you!
Tonight at dinner, my nine-year-old said several great things without any prompting from his liberal dad:

"If I become President, I'm going to give all the money to the poor people, because nobody is taking care of them";

"There shouldn't be any money. Anything bad that happens in this world is because of money.";

"They shouldn't even print money anymore, because doing that kills trees and the trees supply us with oxygen!"

Did I mention that I love my son more than anything? :loveya:
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noahmijo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 09:42 PM
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1. Your kid is cute but someday I'm sure he'll learn
The money system is a tad more efficient than the old barter system.

However if someday we could make money digital that would be cool, but we're talking some serious security measures would have to be implemented.
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Pale Blue Dot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 09:45 PM
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3. Actually, I did try to explain that to him tonight.
I used the example of trash collecting. I said, if there was no money, and people didn't get paid, then who would voluntarily be the trashman?

I don't want to dampen his youthful idealism too much just yet, though. :D
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noahmijo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 09:53 PM
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12. Hell no if he were my kid
I'd say the good fortune fairy or somethin's gonna leave him somethin nice to eat or play with in the morning!
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 09:51 PM
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10. I think there's a lot of people that will argue that one with you
1) There's an underground barter economy that's been growing in the US for the last several years, where people will trade services and skills. An example is here.
2) Barter has been rejected by mainstream economists for a long time because of the idea that you have to have a double occurrence of needs-I need A and have B, you need B and have A-which they say is unlikely. Think about it, and how much consumerism drives the Us. It isn't unlikely. Everyone wants everything.
3) The use of money as an agreed exchange is efficient, except that money itself is a limited resource. Since it is, those who can manage to control the money supply control the economy. Very much one of the problems we have today.
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Race4Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 09:44 PM
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2. cash should be RECYCLED!
or it sould be made from recyled paper.

He's a good kid. I'm not trying to correct him or anything, cuz he doesn't need that. I'm still a kid, too.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 09:46 PM
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4. What are they teaching kids in school today?
Is he reading Marx and Hegel?
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Pale Blue Dot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 09:47 PM
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5. Actually, he has been at theater camp.
...and you know what THOSE people are like! :D :hi:
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 09:47 PM
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7. Ah yes, I had forgotten about that
Glad he's enjoying himself. We all love Kev. :hi:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 09:47 PM
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6. I can tell you I wasnt brought up on marx and hegel
I had to go to a rally in Baltimore to buy some of that.
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olddem43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 09:49 PM
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8. You should be very proud - He's going to be
a great radical liberal.
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Pale Blue Dot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 09:50 PM
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9. I am EXTREMELY proud.
He's a great kid!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 09:51 PM
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11. Great job!!
You should be proud!!

He learned by example.
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