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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    So on a scale of 1 to 100 on the greed meter, with 1 being low and 100 being high, where are you and where is too much greed?
    If I did engage in that exercise, what bearing would it have on the topic?

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    If I did engage in that exercise, what bearing would it have on the topic?
    From your original post: "Capitalism leverages the greed in humans to fuel productivity. However, greed is based on selfishness, which produces hatred of others."

    I'm trying to understand what system doesn't leverage greed and how much greed produces hatred of others. Since you have some level of greed (>0), you must have some level of hatred of others (>0).

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    From your original post: "Capitalism leverages the greed in humans to fuel productivity. However, greed is based on selfishness, which produces hatred of others."

    I'm trying to understand what system doesn't leverage greed and how much greed produces hatred of others. Since you have some level of greed (>0), you must have some level of hatred of others (>0).
    I can't say I am totally free from hate, and again, if you want to talk about alternatives, start another thread and we can do it.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I said SHARING and social responsibility. What's the matter? Is the notion of sharing such a poisonous concept to you that you cannot even say the word?
    Only when the terms are arbitrary and for the purpose of empowering corrupt Politicians or dangerous ideology is the notion of " sharing " a poisonous concept.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I can't say I am totally free from hate, and again, if you want to talk about alternatives, start another thread and we can do it.
    I don't want to talk about alternatives as I don't see any issue. I'm trying to understand your point using a real life example.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Stupid premise in the OP posed by someone obviously with an agenda and an ax to grind.

    Purely based on statistics and reality...
    http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/top-b...153137111.html

    Capitalism rocks...suck it communists.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    A baseless assertion. And the rest was pure garbage.
    Snort! No surprise.

    I rest my case.
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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Stupid premise in the OP posed by someone obviously with an agenda and an ax to grind.

    Purely based on statistics and reality...
    http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/top-b...153137111.html

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    If I did engage in that exercise, what bearing would it have on the topic?
    For your edification.
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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Although you are correct in that if a person is not mature, their emotions will get the best of them, it does not mean that even those who are mature enough to control them are free from the effects of greed. And to see this one need only to note that there is an increase in the sentiment that the government should not use tax money to do things like provide increased educational opportunities and health care to the less fortunate, more so than say perhaps 50 years ago.
    You are referring to the sentiments of right wing libertarians, which is a ideological position not the result of a economic system.

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