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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    If the shoe fits. Now while we're not the center of the world, the vast majority of major accomplishments, developments and inventions do come from here. What have you invented lately?
    LOL a "vast majority of major accomplishments, developments and inventions".. name 5.

    Yet you're sitting here on this forum thumping your chest, telling us all how wonderful the Danish standard of living is. Sure, we believe you.
    No I am more than often correcting ignorant comments about Denmark and explaining what we do different. There is no chest thumping in it at all, since Denmark has many faults.

    And Maersk? Which, founded in 1904, is nothing recent. So what have you done for us recently?
    The fact that you dont know, shows how little you know not only about your own country but about the world in general. Maybe you should look up Maersk-Sealand and the US military and its role in the first and second Iraq war and in Afghanistan. Hey you might learn something.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    Horrors like paying ppl fairly for their labor? Or single payer so insurance company's aren't artificially jacking up prices?
    Define fair. The only way you can objectively define the word fair is if we are talking about a fair where you show your pig. Otherwise, it's pretty subjective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Define fair. The only way you can objectively define the word fair is if we are talking about a fair where you show your pig. Otherwise, it's pretty subjective.
    No fair would mean enough to live reasonably comfortably in today's society. Pretty simple stuff dude...

    Stop distracting from the fact that cons are anti ppl and just want to widen the gap... Everything you guys argue would have these effects.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    No fair would mean enough to live reasonably comfortably in today's society. Pretty simple stuff dude...

    Stop distracting from the fact that cons are anti ppl and just want to widen the gap... Everything you guys argue would have these effects.
    That's nothing but your opinion on what is fair. Your opinion on what is fair is no more or less valid than anyone else's.

    For that matter, your definition isn't even that well defined. What does reasonably comfortably mean and include?

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    If the shoe fits. Now while we're not the center of the world, the vast majority of major accomplishments, developments and inventions do come from here. What have you invented lately?



    You're pissed and every post shows it. Your pride is wounded. It's okay, we all understand.



    Yet you're sitting here on this forum thumping your chest, telling us all how wonderful the Danish standard of living is. Sure, we believe you.

    And Maersk? Which, founded in 1904, is nothing recent. So what have you done for us recently?
    It's wrong to expect Denmark to compare to America. Try a more applicable comparison...like America to the European Union. And then look at things like CERN, the biggest and best scientific facility on the planet. We here in America have nothing to compare to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    That's nothing but your opinion on what is fair. Your opinion on what is fair is no more or less valid than anyone else's.
    No not really wanna argue with the dictionary?

    in accordance with the rules or standards; legitimate.
    "the group has achieved fair and equal representation for all its members"

    Note the part with standards.

    I'm sorry your standards would allow ppl to starve n be sick even more than they already do, most ppls dont...

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TobyOne View Post
    How does simply citing him prove your point? Not at all. I gave a specific example of how raising taxes on capital would hurt the middle class. All you did was mention a Marxist in a beret.
    Un, no, I stated :

    Raising taxes on CAPITAL GAINS, in lieu of business not raising wages, will help the middle class, ie Piketty.

    Say specifically how it would help the middle class. Or the poor for that matter.
    IF you understood the reference to Piketty (and you have not shown any understanding since you keep referring to him as a communist) you would understand that since the demise of middle class influence (decline of Unions, increase in globalization) and the gains going to the top 1% since roughly 1980, the counter to this in lieu of the 1% increasing wages, is to capture some of this wealth and distribute it to lower and middle wage earners to compensate their lowered incomes.

    It is not much different from the concept of Friedman for a minimum guaranteed income.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    And how do American workers do that? Lower their wage demands? Make themselves as cheap as possible?

    Skills pay the bills

    Improving themselves...gaining knowledge and experience

    I deal in micro not macro....and every individual needs to improve themselves

    The more skills you have, the more valuable you become....it really is that simple
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    No not really wanna argue with the dictionary?

    in accordance with the rules or standards; legitimate.
    "the group has achieved fair and equal representation for all its members"

    Note the part with standards.

    I'm sorry your standards would allow ppl to starve n be sick even more than they already do, most ppls dont...
    You have yet to define with any real clarity what exactly fair means. All you did was use another subjective phrase and pretend that doing such is clearly defining the word. Like I said, what does "reasonably comfortably" mean and include? Who is to say someone is wrong if they don't find healthcare to be included under what is "reasonable comfortable"? Who is to say what you should earn? Who is to say really anything with that standard? It means nothing.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    Skills pay the bills

    Improving themselves...gaining knowledge and experience

    I deal in micro not macro....and every individual needs to improve themselves

    The more skills you have, the more valuable you become....it really is that simple
    What about uneducated ppl? What about dumb ppl? Why about the mentally challenged??

    Oh n ain't nothing worse than a micro manager... Very poor method.... You should lead by example...

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