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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Yea, pretty much - ignorance is bliss for the slow-witted and the closed-minded.
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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Hitler to Stalin: The most murderous regimes in the world | Daily Mail Online

    What is the one thing these regimes do NOT have in common?

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    No, I think it is appropriate to have that discussion in another thread because it is rather involved, and not only that, this one is a rather involved topic itself.
    While I would admit that it's an involved discussion, I suspect that all you want here in this thread is a reaffirmation of your basic premise which is that capitalism causes an increase in hatred in humans, and frankly, I think that's not the case. The people will bring to capitalism what's in their hearts and minds. Capitalism doesn't cause humans to hate, nor to love, nor to empathize, or not. How do you justify the attributing an emotional response to an economic system?

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    Having said that however, what I think needs to be done in addition to having a markets in which government interference is kept to a minimum, would be to put more of an emphasis on education. That would entail creating a superb class of teachers in society. This could be done by training teachers the way we currently train doctors, in that it would require an additional four to five years of training before one could teach. It would mean setting high admission standards into the profession of teachers, currently like those of medical doctors. It would mean that persons wanting to teach would have to demonstrate that they have the quality of compassion and are genuinely concerned about the well being of society. It would mean that candidates would have to demonstrate that they can teach all types of students before they would be allowed to teach. It would mean that candidates would have to demonstrate that they are able and willing to instill a sense of compassion, sharing, and social responsibility in students and that they set that example themselves before they would be allowed to teach. It would mean increasing the level of financial compensation of teachers to be on the level of what doctors currently receive. It would also mean that such a class of educators should have greater impact on the political system. That would mean that in addition to the two party system putting forward candidates for President of the United States, that this class of teachers would be able to put forward a third option and that campaign would be given the same visibility and funding that the current two major political parties have.

    It would also mean more funding for schools, and not having teachers burdened with more students than they can properly educate.

    That is where I would start.
    The US spends far more than any other Western Democracy on education, and yet, get the least results for that spending. Clearly, a system which has some fundamental problems in it that remain yet to be resolved.

    What you are suggesting is dumping yet even more money into education, with no expected and demanded increase in results.

    How about we hold the education system accountable for better results, on par with the results other teachers in other countries are achieving with far less, before we decide to spend even more money on it?
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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    That sentiment is not confined to libertarians.
    Thats great but nothing that you have presented here has confirmed that Capitalism causes humans to be greedy and/or increase hatred. You presented some half truths and want me to ignore that they are only half truths.

    The reality is that in American society today theres a lot of selfless sharing going on. We dont sound like a greedy hateful country at all. Capitalism hasnt at all harmed our ability to help our neighbors. So quit this propaganda parrot campaign.

    Which country is most charitable? The USA -- and Myanmar

    "•The United States is the only country to be ranked in the top 10 for all three areas of giving behavior.

    •The U.S. score has increased from 61% to 64% this year."

    Netherlands is #12 and Denmark #18

    https://www.cafonline.org/pdf/CAF_WG...5AWEBFinal.pdf

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Relative to systems that are based on the notion of sharing and social responsibility.
    When and where was that prior to capitalism?

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Thats great but nothing that you have presented here has confirmed that Capitalism causes humans to be greedy and/or increase hatred. You presented some half truths and want me to ignore that they are only half truths.

    The reality is that in American society today theres a lot of selfless sharing going on. We dont sound like a greedy hateful country at all. Capitalism hasnt at all harmed our ability to help our neighbors. So quit this propaganda parrot campaign.

    Which country is most charitable? The USA -- and Myanmar

    "•The United States is the only country to be ranked in the top 10 for all three areas of giving behavior.

    •The U.S. score has increased from 61% to 64% this year."

    Netherlands is #12 and Denmark #18

    https://www.cafonline.org/pdf/CAF_WG...5AWEBFinal.pdf
    You are exactly correct.

    The only thing that he has done is repeat the same thing over and over, ad nauseam, believing it to be true.

    He is wrong, and too closed-minded to see otherwise.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Gee, another poll spammed by leftists with nothing better to do than skew the results of an online poll.

    Here are the real results, if anyone is interested. Looks like the "nos" have it, not a big surprise.

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    It is also interesting to see who the pure socialists are and worth remembering for other topics.

    Capitalism means a person has the freedom to market their own labor, negotiate their wages, and buy and sell as they please.

    Prior to capitalism there was no right to say how much someone would have to pay you to work for them, no say over what you did for a living, what you sold and bought anything for. You were a slave/serf or the 0.1% with virtual absolute power.

    It is interesting to see who believes in economic oppression and slavery/serfdom instead. There will always be people who claim that slavery/oppression is a good thing by asserting it is utopian with exactly nothing to back it up and history showing that is exactly what it is - slavery and oppression.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Hitler to Stalin: The most murderous regimes in the world | Daily Mail Online

    What is the one thing these regimes do NOT have in common?
    Democracy.






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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Capitalism creates huge imbalances with some people having no wealth at all. That is a problem.
    All systems do that
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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Democracy.






    well, now...thats conditional...right? I mean several of those guys trumpeted their clear annual 'election'.

    OK...fine...name 2...

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