Hahahaha - That's nice but nobody is discussing that. However the rest of your post (in bold) is the reason why you're way out of your league. You just agreed with this statement:Regulation kills prosperity. Planned economies fail. The free market, unhindered by a distant and one-size-fits-all govt is the solution.
Originally Posted by JoGThe US "free trade" policy has come hand in hand with the most globally regulated economy of any period in human history. This makes your claim that it is "free trade" that has pushed people out of poverty patently false. Again, you just agreed that the US (which falls behind "socialist" free trade heavens like Canada, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, etc) has pushed people out of poverty through "free trade agreements" that have caused the global economy to become far more regulated, taxed and victim to situations where monopolies are created. Congratulations. You've divided your ideology by zero and must now deal withOriginally Posted by US Conservative
1) More people than ever coming out of poverty.
2) The global economy marching towards its most regulated point ever.
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I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
What other culture allowed such a vast amount and proportion of the wealth to go to 1% of the population? This isn't 1890s europe. You haven't offered a viable solution either. 22% of *kids* live in poverty. This "let them marry or starve" mentality, well, if you were super rich, sooner or later the poor will come for you.
Everything from housing to bread is also cheaper
I mean why do you think crime and suicide has gone up with the 2008 crash? Absolutely there are pakistan level desperately poor in america. Take a visit to detroit sometime.
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Moving on I dont jump to your tune and I admit nothing. The largest period of growth in American history occurred BEFORE WW2, and it was largely unregulated. Regulation hinders free markets, and free markets are the largest creator of wealth the world has ever known.
Raising the minimum wage increases unemployment amongst the very demographic its purported to help. Making people comfortable in whats intended to be a START, and a STEPPING STONE is not helping anyone. When you subsidize mediocrity you get more of it.
Most people dont earn minimum wage because they quickly move up. This is a fact. The whole "employer cut hours" excuse is just that-however the biggest expense in most business is labor-what do you think raising the minimum wage and fail like the ACA does to labor costs? I realize you may not have taken even a basic econ class but I have faith in you.
I never said 18 year olds should get married, I was saying if ANYONE has a kid raised in a single parent home they will suffer. Thats not the same thing-and in fact 18 year old are expected to be poor-its a start. One might even conclude that having a kid when you are poor and KNOW it will lead to great disadvantages in life perhaps its a good idea not to have a kid. Of course, welfare created incentives to do just this-we call them welfare babies-and that behavior is being passed from one single parent to the next generation of single parent.
Congrats-14 does trump 2, but I dont know that 14 is legal. I actually think it should be. Graduating from high school being a necessity is not analogous to "learning more outside of school". That said our ****ty public education system (more govt fail) gives us a steady stream of people who cant read or give back exact change, or even mail a letter but MAN do they hate republicans. People with an IQ of 70 can be functioning members of society-but paying them to sit on the couch, or 14 bucks an hour to flip burgers is going to insure more of just that.
As for your "ghetto applicants" you are making my point-we are creating incentives for failure.
A McDonalds CEO is not wealthy at the expense of his/her employees-wealth creation does not work like that. Its not a pie. Heres where that econ class would be helpful.
Capitalism is the best system EVER devised to deliver the poor from poverty PERIOD. Why do you think people float here on tires? Try real hard.
Bailouts, etc are ANYTHING BUT capitalism. Do you understand what a free market is? Failing models NEED to be allowed to fail in order to be replaced by a more sustainable model. Again-basic econ-in fact the removal of failed business models is the most important part of a free market. Or else its just trumping up fail, marxist style.
1%. What do you think the wealth distribution is in China or Venezuela? Look it up, and come back an apologize for making such an ignorant statement.
Who the hell said "let them marry or starve"? This will be interesting. Who's coming for me? Is that supposed to be a threat? Is it time for the occupy movement to kick it up a notch?