View Poll Results: Rate the level of interference Democracy has in Americans ability to solve problems:

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  • one (no interference)

    12 29.27%
  • two

    2 4.88%
  • three

    2 4.88%
  • four

    2 4.88%
  • five

    2 4.88%
  • six

    2 4.88%
  • seven

    3 7.32%
  • eight

    1 2.44%
  • nine

    1 2.44%
  • ten (Total Interference)

    14 34.15%
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Thread: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

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    And I told you that greed in and of itself isn't bad. It's just a natural motivation that can have good or bad results. The motivation itself is neither; that's my point.
    That works out well then because an evolved society only seeks to regulate the bad results from greed, things such as credit default swaps and unregulated commodity speculation.
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Okay. You seem to be under the impression I was/am arguing against regulating economies or some such. I was only responding to the "OMG GREED IS SO EVUL!" posts in this thread. Greed is normal. It's natural. It's neither good nor evil.
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanten Janubi View Post
    Okay. You seem to be under the impression I was/am arguing against regulating economies or some such. I was only responding to the "OMG GREED IS SO EVUL!" posts in this thread. Greed is normal. It's natural. It's neither good nor evil.
    Of course, its only when individual greed is destructive to society that it must be regulated.
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Sure. Why did you have such a resistance to that idea previously?
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanten Janubi View Post
    Sure. Why did you have such a resistance to that idea previously?
    Before, it seemed you were saying individual greed is natural and therefore doesn't need to be regulated.
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    I don't think I ever even implied that, but apologies if you thought so. I was just saying that the kneejerk reaction that greed is some intrinsic evil is laughable.
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanten Janubi View Post
    I don't think I ever even implied that, but apologies if you thought so. I was just saying that the kneejerk reaction that greed is some intrinsic evil is laughable.
    Sorry for the misunderstanding as well. I never said greed was intrinsic evil. Only that individual greed must be regulated to avoid the destructive results to society.
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