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  •  Not a criticism (4+ / 0-)

    I see you are mindful (heh) of what you have compared to many others even though you are not rolling in the dough...

    Why is it that we consider a good education, good housing, medical care and a safe, comfortable life for our children a privilege? Why does it cost nearly 5 times the median income to provide that?

    •  Excellent questions (3+ / 0-)

      You know, if capitalism were so great, then it would have provided a secure living for everyone.  A system that makes a handful of phenomenally rich guys without improving the lot of anyone else is actaully not really that successful, compared to say, feudalism.

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:50:18 PM PST

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      •  My favorite Warren Buffett quote that (1+ / 0-)
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        captures the reality:

        If you are in the right place at the right time, the capitalist system is a beautiful thing.

        The irony is just sitting there for the savoring,

        Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it - Samuel Clemens

        by tjlord on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 03:43:28 PM PST

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