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  •  Okay. (0+ / 0-)

    The issue has at least become, as I see it:  Is profit bad?  If so, why?

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    by dov12348 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 12:09:58 PM PST

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    •  My point is that profit is bad in excess (3+ / 0-)

      That "profit," as opposed to "fair wages," motivates selfish, greedy, destructive behavior, behavior that seeks to take 99.9% of the value that is added in every transaction, instead of seeking a 50/50 distribution of that added value.

      This selfishness creates a mindset that is a sort of self fulfilling prophecy: when the majority seek to maximize profit at the expense of others, then everyone must do so or be taken advantage of.

      This mind set, endemic to our modern world, creates mistrust and an inward looking, self serving alienation. Individuals see themselves as isolated entities, small, impoverished and fundamentally weak things, instead of seeing themselves as part of an organic, cooperative, loving and supportive whole

      Profit seeking, in short, and in my humble opinion, creates ugliness, isolation, feelings of weakness, lack, and want. Cooperation creates feelings of strength, empathy, caring, love, engagement, and participation in something larger than oneself.

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