The point of the argument is that In and Out's business model may be slightly better for their low-rung employees -- if flipping burgers is your career aspiration -- but as a business model it is terrible. The promotional opportunity alone in Five Guys, McDonald's, Wallmart and any of the other huge company chains is far superior to that of the miniscule In and Out.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
It's worth noting that one of the great revelations of the discovery of how ALEC functions, is that the corporate financiers who get their lawyers together with invited politicians, for the purpose of presenting the politicos modeled legislation, concentrate more on state and local government; not the federal government! Before most of us became aware of how this game was played, it seemed a mystery that so many local governments across the USA were passing very similar legislation on topics from: privatizing prisons and public schools, to union-busting laws and even so called "Stand Your Ground" laws. Now, it's a mystery no longer! As the trail of money and influence can be traced back to the sources.
How is democracy "at war" with individual rights? The subtle shift in rightwing rhetoric over the last 20 years against democracy...i.e. the constantly repeated refrain of right wing talking heads:'America is a representative republic, not a democracy,' shows the hand being played by libertarians and conservatives, that they don't really care about individual rights and freedoms and desires and all that claptrap! What the right cares about is MONEY. The right wants to replace democracy with dollarocracy, so those with more money are able to use their money more effectively to advance their own interests. And those who don't have as much money: Sad Day For You! And the tendency of capitalism to increase the gaps in income, is accelerated.democracy is a vile form of government-- james madsion father of the constitution.
faction/ special interest....... is huge by-product of democracy, ..it is always at war with individual rights of the people.
But, I am in a financial position to have more choices over how I use my dollars than many people who are poor and on the margins of society. And this reveals just how fake the facade is of so called freedumb-lovin libertarianism! Because, you know as well as I do (or you should), that the poor have less dollars to shop with...which greatly limits their shopping choices (I don't see welfare people shopping at Whole Foods), and they may have to use their limited dollars to buy crap made with sweatshop labour at Walmart, because the alternatives are out of their price range! While those who earn $100,000 and up, have even greater purchasing power. And, this reveals who has the freedom and who is trapped, after we transcend to libertarian nirvana. The libertarian dream is to have mass unemployment, so people are desperate for those walmart and mcdonalds jobs, and get payed so little that they can only afford to shop at walmart and for a treat: buy burgers at mcdonalds!
Last edited by Commie; 12-02-13 at 02:06 PM.
i am limited for time right now, and do not have the ability to explain it fully, but i will do my very best to give you the information, later in the late afternoon, if you will please bare with me.
Anti-Democracy advocate, Mixed government is the only good government
THE second point to be examined is, whether the [constitutional ]convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution.