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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So are you telling me, that food, housing and cloths are products created by corporations and not because people demanded it?

    Like it or not trickle down economics has not and never will work. The only way to grow an economy is to improve the lives of the masses, not the 1%, and that means putting money in the hands of the majority who then create demand for products and services and that creates jobs. Giving Paris Hilton a few million dollars more creates no jobs..
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    Re: "" style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;"> "" styl

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Of course there is a general demand for things like entertainment, but that isn't what creates a great song or a great painting or a great movie. Or a great product. Take my Xbox example. You didn't know you wanted one until they were manufactured. Which means someone had to hire people to develop, manufacture, distribute and advertise before a single Xbox was ever sold. Which means jobs preceded demand for the product.
    Your Xbox is not a new product. Demand for entertainment and games goes back to the freaking caveman. Before the Xbox there was Atari gaming consoles, and before that there was board games like Chess and Monopoly. All were "invented" due to a demand for games and entertainment.

    Take the mobile phone.. the demand for communication any where at any time created this product ultimately. The demand for communicating faster between people lead to the telegraph and the telephone. Demand to be able to travel faster and further lead to the airplane. The list goes on and on. Very few products if any have been created and started a demand for said products.. even the computer you are writing on, originally was created to deal with a certain demand.
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    Re: "" style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;"> "" styl

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Of course there is a general demand for things like entertainment, but that isn't what creates a great song or a great painting or a great movie. Or a great product. Take my Xbox example. You didn't know you wanted one until they were manufactured. Which means someone had to hire people to develop, manufacture, distribute and advertise before a single Xbox was ever sold. Which means jobs preceded demand for the product.
    it was my demand for entertainment that caused it to be developed in the first place.
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    Re: "" style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;"> "" styl

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Your Xbox is not a new product. Demand for entertainment and games goes back to the freaking caveman. Before the Xbox there was Atari gaming consoles, and before that there was board games like Chess and Monopoly. All were "invented" due to a demand for games and entertainment.

    Take the mobile phone.. the demand for communication any where at any time created this product ultimately. The demand for communicating faster between people lead to the telegraph and the telephone. Demand to be able to travel faster and further lead to the airplane. The list goes on and on. Very few products if any have been created and started a demand for said products.. even the computer you are writing on, originally was created to deal with a certain demand.
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    it was my demand for entertainment that caused it to be developed in the first place.
    You guys aren't getting it for some reason. Your demand for entertainment didn't create anything. It is just an empty demand until I, or someone else, utilize my brain, hire people to develop a product, manufacture it and get it on the shelves. That requires capital, investment, and employees. Without me doing any of that, you guys are just two cavemen sitting around a fire barking demands to empty space.

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    Re: "" style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;"> "" styl

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    You guys aren't getting it for some reason. Your demand for entertainment didn't create anything. It is just an empty demand until I, or someone else, utilize my brain, hire people to develop a product, manufacture it and get it on the shelves. That requires capital, investment, and employees. Without me doing any of that, you guys are just two cavemen sitting around a fire barking demands to empty space.
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    Re: "" style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;"> "" styl

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    You guys aren't getting it for some reason. Your demand for entertainment didn't create anything. It is just an empty demand until I, or someone else, utilize my brain, hire people to develop a product, manufacture it and get it on the shelves. That requires capital, investment, and employees. Without me doing any of that, you guys are just two cavemen sitting around a fire barking demands to empty space.
    Actually it is you who dont get it. You seem to think that it is companies and their owners that create the demand that create the jobs. It aint. Ultimately it is the demand for something fundamental that is needed to spur someone to think of alternatives and hence create a product that will create more demand for said product. Okay lets take your Xbox as an example.

    Ultimately the demand for entertainment has created many different forms of entertainment. We have opera, theater, books, stories and so on because of this demand and this includes the XBox. Yes it required a company like Microsoft to sit down and create the Xbox by hiring geeks and so on, but they would have not done that if there was no demand for entertainment and games. Now why did people want to demand something like the Xbox.. well because before the Xbox there was Nintendo, and before that Atari. Before home computer games there was things like billiards, chess and cards. All these things were created because there was demand for games and entertainment and someone invented them.

    So again, you are the one who dont understand.. there would be no Xbox, PS4, and so on, if there was no demand for entertainment and games.
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    Re: "" style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;"> "" styl

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Exactly, demand creates jobs.... companies would not employ anyone if there is no demand for their products... something that most right wingers seem to forget in their hatred towards economics 101 theory.
    You preach quasi Socialism for us here in America, meanwhile your own Denmark, along with the other Nordic states are moving away from it and doing better....

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    On public services the Nordics have been similarly pragmatic. So long as public services work, they do not mind who provides them. Denmark and Norway allow private firms to run public hospitals. Sweden has a universal system of school vouchers, with private for-profit schools competing with public schools. Denmark also has vouchers—but ones that you can top up. When it comes to choice, Milton Friedman would be more at home in Stockholm than in Washington, DC."

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    Re: "" style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;"> "" styl

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    You guys aren't getting it for some reason. Your demand for entertainment didn't create anything. It is just an empty demand until I, or someone else, utilize my brain, hire people to develop a product, manufacture it and get it on the shelves. That requires capital, investment, and employees. Without me doing any of that, you guys are just two cavemen sitting around a fire barking demands to empty space.
    Without me, there is no Xbox because there is no customer. Without that demand, there's no reason to supply anything. The Xbox can just as easily be a playstation or a tennis racket. The product is interchangeable, the demand is not.

    And who really fills that demand?

    Everyone. Everyone does. The business owner is not some special being floating above it all. They're another cog in the machine. The people in the fields growing tomatoes and raising cattle, the truck driver who delivers the fruit and meat, and the people who toss it on a grill and make a burger are all filling the demand.

    You think without your efforts, I wouldn't be entertained? Nobody else could make an Xbox or a tennis racket? Laughable.
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    Re: Hillary Clinton slams trickle-down economics, 'business' doesn't create jobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So are you telling me, that food, housing and cloths are products created by corporations and not because people demanded it?

    Like it or not trickle down economics has not and never will work. The only way to grow an economy is to improve the lives of the masses, not the 1%, and that means putting money in the hands of the majority who then create demand for products and services and that creates jobs. Giving Paris Hilton a few million dollars more creates no jobs..

    It works when you incentivize private sector investment.

    Not speculation and savings, which is what happens when Liberal economic principles like stimulus for the purpose of " increasing aggregate demand " are implemented.

    And how would you know whether or not " trickle down " works or not ?

    You clearly don't understand it.

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    Re: "" style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;"> "" styl

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Actually it is you who dont get it. You seem to think that it is companies and their owners that create the demand that create the jobs. It aint. Ultimately it is the demand for something fundamental that is needed to spur someone to think of alternatives and hence create a product that will create more demand for said product. Okay lets take your Xbox as an example.

    Ultimately the demand for entertainment has created many different forms of entertainment. We have opera, theater, books, stories and so on because of this demand and this includes the XBox. Yes it required a company like Microsoft to sit down and create the Xbox by hiring geeks and so on, but they would have not done that if there was no demand for entertainment and games. Now why did people want to demand something like the Xbox.. well because before the Xbox there was Nintendo, and before that Atari. Before home computer games there was things like billiards, chess and cards. All these things were created because there was demand for games and entertainment and someone invented them.

    So again, you are the one who dont understand.. there would be no Xbox, PS4, and so on, if there was no demand for entertainment and games.
    Human need and human demand are just wants and tempter tantrums without someone willing to hire someone in an effort to profit from it. The wants and needs of humans are infinite, but those wants and needs don't create jobs and more than they create a means to fill those wants and needs.

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