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    be interesting to see where this all goes.

    You brought up Ayn Rand.  My question is....aren't we all philosophists?  


    "Being "bipolar" is not an excuse, fucko". - me

    by Sarge From Wackbag on Tue Jan 31, 2012 at 10:54:07 PM PST

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    •  We ARE all philosophers (0+ / 0-)

      The problem is that most people subscribe to the wrong philosophy. There is only one true philosophy and that is the one that best reflects human nature. Buddhism is as perfect a philosophy as I have come across. It doesn't  say much about economics but it does point the way toward a Unified Theory of Economics. That is where this is all headed. The only thing holding us back is conservatism, and that's not a knock on you (partly conservative) but rather on the ideology itself. The idea that "free market" capitalism will solve all of our problems is ridiculous and short-sighted. Our economy is a human creation and human nature mandates that we tinker with it until we work out all the problems. Proponents of the free market think that problems will solve themselves based on peoples' spending habits. In principle, this is the same as building a car without brakes, lights or windshield wipers and saying it's perfect the way it is ( I should come up with a better analogy I know) but you get the point. All throughout human history we have created things and improved upon them, our economy should be no different.

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