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  •  Thanks, again, VA (1+ / 0-)
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    VA Classical Liberal

    I wanted to provide some details.

    I believe the invisible hand will always be compromised by corruption.

    In the world I want to live in, all is on the table.  No secrets.  Just a huge society that must survive; therefore, planned with a place for all, even those who aspire to wealth.

    The Visible Hand makes more sense now that the whole planet may be at risk of shedding it's biggest virus, people.

    But no, at the expense of the survival of our species, the invisible hand has free reign which explains the excitement over such potentially dangerous deals like the US providing nuclear resources to India.  Good Grief!  At the same time we are threatening to bomb Iran into the stone age, or allow Israel the freedom to do so under their sovereign sense of self preservation.

    We live in a classically defined dysfunctional world:

    And here is how too many businesses operate  
    A dysfunctional family fraught with abuse.

    According to Steven Farmer, the author of Adult Children of Abusive Parents, [1] there are several symptoms of family dysfunction, paraphrased:  

    Denial - Refusal to acknowledge glaring problems.

    Inconsistency and Unpredictability

    Lack of empathy toward family members

    Lack of clear boundaries

    Role reversals

    Closed family system - a socially isolated family that discourages relationships with outsiders)

    Mixed Messages

    Extremes in conflict (either too much or too little fighting between family members)

    This sounds like today's Washington, DC to me.   And we are being abused by them.

    Have you watched the movie "The International"

    I was struck by one of the lines:

    "Banks aren't in the money business, they are in the debt business, creating debt slaves"

    A chilling moment.  I have written here many times on how we have created debt slaves out of college students.

    Thanks for chatting.  I don't miss the shouting either.

    I dare to dream of connecting with a team, with access to uber computers, to see how we could run some models that could either prove or disprove my theories; specifically, basing minimum wage on minimum cost of living, and also the efficacy of using some of these principles to build more sustainable business models.

    I approach business first, because once this is transformed, then the same principles can more easily be spread to society at large, in my opinion.

    You might enjoy reading more of Robert W. Fuller's work, btw, if you haven't had the chance already.

    Lastly, I was a happy manager who served two masters:  the work load and the well-being of the players, myself included.

    Poverty does not mean powerless. Unite!

    by War on Error on Sun Aug 02, 2009 at 02:04:17 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for the conversation. (0+ / 0-)

      It's getting close to dinner time, so I'll close on this.

      Corruption is a constant.  It eats at every system we've invented.  The invisible hand is unique because, when allowed to function, it makes corruption work against itself.

      Results count for more than intentions do.

      by VA Classical Liberal on Sun Aug 02, 2009 at 03:11:46 PM PDT

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