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    The American system sucks.  Am I right?

    "You think you can intimidate me? Screw you. Choose your Weapon." Eliot Spitzer

    by bonddad on Thu Jul 12, 2007 at 10:52:50 AM PDT

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    •  Some of the best parts are on youtube (2+ / 0-)
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      stonemason, Janosik

      I love how these people just laugh - laugh out loud - at Americans. If no rational arguments work, the fact that we are objects of ridicule in civilized countries should wake someone up.

    •  you're right. (1+ / 0-)
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      but there is no "system" to speak of. systems analyses presume change in input within an organism responsive to environmental conditions that seeks equilibrium with it through adjustment (mini,maxi) output.

      all the physical world seeks equilibrium through conversion of energy.

      here we live with the inculcation of capitalistic ideology and institutional commodification by health care -- medical service and products -- by the state which exists only to enforce property rights which reproduce, or maximize, incontravertible values of material, energy, intellect or what is money. that is simply, our government refuses to limit the profit potential of the medical industry.

      consequently, every buyer of medicine falls into one of two classic categories of transaction economy: either one is willing AND able to pay for life, or one is not. if one is NOT able, our current congress sanctions provider owned consumer credit facilities (corporate banking operations).

      the market's scope, valuations, and feedback (of which, there is none other than usury. the market environment, comprising political, legal, and economic agents including consumers, eshews valuation of medical enterprises, is at once cartesian and systemically delusional: properties of physical life are wholly abstracted. in our society there is but one mechanism which is monetary to determine "health," either yes or no, x and y, that willfully ignores the inelasticity of demand for "health" opposed to the natural monopoly position of insurer/payers who mediate its transactions. then there is the derivative, financial market which preys upon debt issues to both consumers and producers. why?

      the people who administrate US government, historically, have always held to the belief that wage-earners, Those Other People, really don't have a "right" to live. a "living" must be earned by Others or subordinated to the will of god.

      there is nothing in US history to dispute either policy to refresh the labor force which once had furnished our structural economy or to diminish the standing of those survivors of it. there is nothing in the future, no mortal or institutional device, relating change in death by any metric to financial growth rate of any or all industry.

      when "wealth" of a nation is equivalent to cost of money, there is no impetus among our governors who profit to reinvent the wheel.

      american "culture" sucks. all of its organs promote cannabilism. then again, i just spent 2 weeks in switzerland, where common law is ubiquitous and economic law appears justified.

      Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

      by MarketTrustee on Thu Jul 12, 2007 at 12:47:49 PM PDT

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