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    Re: Which economic system is the best to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    And if they wouldnt exist it would have happend anyway, since the company already behaved as if they wouldnt exist in the first place.
    I doubt they would make more money if there was a spill, that is just silly.

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    Re: Which economic system is the best to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    I doubt they would make more money if there was a spill, that is just silly.
    Spills happen. And if you dont have to bother with the financial consequences - the better for the company.

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    Re: Which economic system is the best to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Well my Grandparents loved him. Even Reagan loved him at the time. His approval rate was the highest ever measured for a president. That said, its subjective and we are obviously not going to agree.
    If approval rating were measure during Washington's time I'm pretty sure he would have FDR looking up at him.

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    Re: Which economic system is the best to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    HOnly Lincoln was a worse president, which is saying a lot because Lincoln killed 600,000 Americans
    This actually quite ridiculous a statement and has no basis in historical fact. It's more like revisionism than anything else. Lincoln killed no one.
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
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    Re: Which economic system is the best to you?

    A mixed economy is the best since it is able to pragmatically deal with the demands that any economic system can make without being narrow or ideologically based to the detriment of the people.
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    Re: Which economic system is the best to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Which Economic system to you is the best for a society?
    I favor a mix of Capitalism and Socialism, favoring the Capitalism side more. I don't think either system really works great on its own as a 'pure' system. They're both too easily abusable.
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    Re: Which economic system is the best to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    A spill means pure, unregulated, capitalism?
    You are obviously ignorant of the environmental record of companies operating in nations without environmental protections / enforcement. That was one of thousands of spills like that in Nigeria. The same companies make every attempt to avoid spills here are the same companies that leave environmental destruction in their wake in countries that lack environmental enforcement. The same companies that adhere to labor laws here are many times the same companies that operate sweatshops in countries that lack labor laws. If you don't see the need for market regulation, some labor laws, and environmental protections in a market economy then you are ignorant of the history of unregulated capitalism.
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    Re: Which economic system is the best to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    You are obviously ignorant of the environmental record of companies operating in nations without environmental protections / enforcement. That was one of thousands of spills like that in Nigeria. The same companies make every attempt to avoid spills here are the same companies that leave environmental destruction in their wake in countries that lack environmental enforcement. The same companies that adhere to labor laws here are many times the same companies that operate sweatshops in countries that lack labor laws. If you don't see the need for market regulation, some labor laws, and environmental protections in a market economy then you are ignorant of the history of unregulated capitalism.
    To believe that the company prefers spills is to say you are ignorant of everything. This if course is a moot point since Nigerians literally create those spills themselves quite often. State intervention, which Nigeria has, is not capitalism.

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    Lincoln killed no one.
    That is what starting and maintaining a civil war is.

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    Re: Which economic system is the best to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    To believe that the company prefers spills is to say you are ignorant of everything. This if course is a moot point since Nigerians literally create those spills themselves quite often. State intervention, which Nigeria has, is not capitalism.
    If it is less expensive for a company to not implement a pollution control or other environmental protection measures, then absent a regulation requiring them to do so, they won't do it. There are no shareholder revolts demanding worker protections or environmental protections. Frankly, I can't even see how you would argue that.
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    Re: Which economic system is the best to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    If it is less expensive for a company to not implement a pollution control or other environmental protection measure, then absent a regulation requiring them to do so, they won't do it. There are no shareholder revolts demanding worker protections or environmental protections. Frankly, I can't even see how you would argue that.
    Except that "pollution control" (pipeline guarding since the Nigerians cause the spills themselves quite often) is not actually pollution control.

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