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    Re: Why shouldn't capitalism be better regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheEconomist View Post
    ........, but also because racism is a common accusation levied against people who oppose regulations.

    I can't think of any examples.

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    Re: Why shouldn't capitalism be better regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by weaver2 View Post
    I can't think of any examples.
    Real estate agents aren't allowed to even talk about neighborhoods, schools, and crime. This is clear violation of free speech, but I can assure you, anyone who argues against any regulation derived from the so-called Fair Housing Act will immediately be labeled a racist.

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    Re: Why shouldn't capitalism be better regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by weaver2 View Post
    I can't think of any examples.
    It will not happen if we talk about financial regulations. If we talk about laws meant to fight presumed discrimination, it's another issue.

    However, it is in a sense a problematic claim. It's true that the accusation that conservatives are racists is common, but it's more often linked to debates over welfare programs than over regulations. In recent years, regulations have often meant regulations on financial transactions for obvious reasons and the slurs usually are different in that context.

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    Re: Why shouldn't capitalism be better regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by aociswundumho View Post
    Real estate agents aren't allowed to even talk about neighborhoods, schools, and crime. This is clear violation of free speech, but I can assure you, anyone who argues against any regulation derived from the so-called Fair Housing Act will immediately be labeled a racist.
    On the radical left, "racist" is not an abject accusation, but a means of verbal preemption and of acclaiming the superior wisdom and virtue of oneself. They throw this insult and many others without paying attention to the internal consistency of their own claims, which is precisely how you know that they are not thinking when they call others "racist." Of course, I am not accusing all people on the left. I am only accusing the crowd of identitarian leftists.

    Examples abound of their intellectual incongruence. Some of my favorites include calling Ben Shapiro and Denis Prager, two very religious Jews, antisemites and fascists or saying in the same sentence that Jordan Peterson is a Nazi and a Jewish shrill. There is also the obvious procedural irony of Antifa. If I scratch off a few giveaways from Mussolini's "Doctrine of Fascism" to make it sound like it's a plan for America, most members of Antifa would heil the work as a masterpiece. Mussolini was a life-long socialist who was considered a socialist by other socialists of his day. His positions on economic policies inspired FDR and his political movement received the praises of Lenin. And not only do they agree with Mussolini about economic policies and much of his political ideas, but they also emulate black shirts. You dress all in black from head to toe, issue threats, intimidate and sometimes even assault people who have a dissenting opinion... That's fascism all the way down to the core, but they point fingers and call others fascists.

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    Re: Why shouldn't capitalism be better regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by aociswundumho View Post
    Real estate agents aren't allowed to even talk about neighborhoods, schools, and crime. This is clear violation of free speech, but I can assure you, anyone who argues against any regulation derived from the so-called Fair Housing Act will immediately be labeled a racist.
    Did it not occur to you that the act was a reaction to real estate agents telling prospective buyers that the neighborhood was black or turning black? Looking at laws like this from a viewpoint of 50 years away is misleading and unfair. Does the act need updating to cover some of the issues we face today? Probably but never forget that prior to acts like these, racial discrimination in housing was legal and pervasive. That is how we got black ghettos in almost every city in the nation.
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    Re: Why shouldn't capitalism be better regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vadinho View Post
    Does the act need updating to cover some of the issues we face today? Probably...
    Ok, do you support removing those free speech restrictions?


    That is how we got black ghettos in almost every city in the nation.
    What's your excuse as to why we still have them today, after 50 years of the so-called Fair Housing Act?

    Why are the most racially segregated cities in America the most "progressive"?

    And isn't this strong evidence that the so-called FHA is a complete failure?

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    Re: Why shouldn't capitalism be better regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vadinho View Post
    Did it not occur to you that the act was a reaction to real estate agents telling prospective buyers that the neighborhood was black or turning black? Looking at laws like this from a viewpoint of 50 years away is misleading and unfair. Does the act need updating to cover some of the issues we face today? Probably but never forget that prior to acts like these, racial discrimination in housing was legal and pervasive. That is how we got black ghettos in almost every city in the nation.
    Those that claim business decisions are always motivated by profit and never by racism always focus on the immediate present and are conveniently naive about the rampant racism of the past and the banking regulations that legalized the taking of land and money from minorities. It's a useful talent, this ignoring of the past. It soothes one consciousness and justifies inequality.

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    Re: Why shouldn't capitalism be better regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by weaver2 View Post
    It soothes one consciousness and justifies inequality.
    1) only duty liberals have a problem with their conscious owing to their deadly programs which did more damage than slavery and Jim Crow
    2) God justifies inequality and making us inequal

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    Re: Why shouldn't capitalism be better regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by aociswundumho View Post

    Why are the most racially segregated cities in America the most "progressive"?
    simple, liberal progressivism destroyed love and family in the black community, created the school to prison pipeline, and largely arrested the rapid progress blacks had been making in the 1950's.

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    Re: Why shouldn't capitalism be better regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vadinho View Post
    That is how we got black ghettos in almost every city in the nation.
    How can we have black ghettos when they have been the most solidly liberal neighborhoods in America 60 years? Maybe there has not been enough progressivism yet? Maybe we should ban love and family altogether for black people??

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