View Poll Results: How serious a problem is the divide between the wealthy and the rest of us?

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  • Not a problem at all.

    35 28.46%
  • A problem, but not a serious one.

    8 6.50%
  • A fairly serious problem.

    42 34.15%
  • It's not just a "problem." It's a catastrophe that is only getting worse.

    38 30.89%
  • This divide does not exist.

    0 0%
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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, yeah, liberals are quick to trot out the Scandinavian economies every time they want to socialize something in the US. It takes willful ignorance to completely misunderstand the striking differences between them and us, that make their way completely incompatible with our economy and culture. The difference in size, population and difference demographics are just three things that make their socialism incompatible with the US. If you like it so much, why not move there for about five years and see how it is? Liberals never seem to understand that things just don't scale up as easy as they think it will.
    See my post. I already dealt with her little fantasies

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Any area of study that asks readers to use their (sociological) imagination to come up with theories about the world is a religion. Well I sociologically imagine that sociology is sociologically imagined. Checkmate.
    So economics is a religion now?

    Its supposed to account for human nature, right?

    Thats sociology.
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    The Psychology of Persuasion

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    See my post. I already dealt with her little fantasies
    Need a link.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    So economics is a religion now?

    Its supposed to account for human nature, right?

    Thats sociology.
    At least economics uses mathematical models and attempts to prove correlation/causation. Sociology is purely based on interpretation of social constructions. And the entire study is socially constructed. How ironic.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Need a link.
    My bad, #263

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    why is it right whingers are so anti education and anti fact?

    why are they so prone to conspiracy theories?
    why is it that liberals can only repeat what they are told and can't think for themselves?

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, but are they paying their fair share?
    LOL!

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    I made no statements regarding economics. I was commenting on those who feel justified in controlling other people's behavior and taking their property.
    as I said, it is obvious that you confuse ideology with economics.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    why is it that liberals can only repeat what they are told and can't think for themselves?
    you didn't answer my question.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, yeah, liberals are quick to trot out the Scandinavian economies every time they want to socialize something in the US. It takes willful ignorance to completely misunderstand the striking differences between them and us, that make their way completely incompatible with our economy and culture. The difference in size, population and difference demographics are just three things that make their socialism incompatible with the US. If you like it so much, why not move there for about five years and see how it is? Liberals never seem to understand that things just don't scale up as easy as they think it will.
    so why has the US - which was so advanced, started to go backwards?
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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