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Tom Britton

Director, Teacher, Language School

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Is America being destroyed by the Free Market system?

Could it be that unrestricted business and privatisation has created a profit drive and not competition to provide better quality goods and services? At what point would American people decide that the unrestricted Free Market doesn't serve the people?

Topics: behavior change

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    Oct 2 2013: You are economically illiterate.

    The first thing you should do is find out what you don't know
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      Oct 2 2013: it will be pretty hard, considering that most major "intellectuals" advocate socialism and oppose free market. for example, what if he turns to krugman for more information? nobel laureate, after all. must know stuff.
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      Oct 2 2013: Pat, calling me economically illiterate is hardly an objective contribution considering you have no idea what I know or do not know.

      If you are so insistent, feel free to try to enlighten me.
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        Oct 2 2013: I am. The first thing a person needs to know about something is that he doesn't. It is the first stumbling block to learning something. As Krisztian indicates the preponderance of "knowledge" on this subject is socialism, which blinds. Your own country is one of the PIGS.

        It is doubtful you can overcome this handicap.
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          Oct 2 2013: Pat, what on Earth makes you think I can't overcome that handicap. It goes without saying that one should appreciate one's own ignorance when trying to explore alternative ideologies or criticise current regimes. I'm very open minded and well aware of the limits to my knowledge, as I'm sure you are of your own. Obviously my own country is one the "PIGS", that goes without saying. But Orwell was talking about a corrupt Communist regime, so where does your comment come from? Additionally, what makes you think that I'm a socialist?

          You aren't conversing, you are bickering I don't see where it's getting you.

          Talk about the economy. Talk about politics. All you've done is talk about me. You know nothing about me. Evidently a person's lack of knowledge on a subject and how a person enters a discussion with that lack of knowledge is an issue of top priority for you.So why don't you take a look at the rather extreme assumptions you've made about me despite having no knowledge of who I am or what I know.

          The question in the title of this conversation is clear as day. You've entered here with a personal attack and haven't even attempted to contribute. I suspect you are more than intelligent enough to say something productive. If you disagree with someone, teach them. What exactly are you trying to achieve?
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          Oct 2 2013: Pat, you are officialy burned out :)
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        Oct 2 2013: PIGS is not an Animal Farm reference, look it up, it is an economic reference

        Whenever someone says they are open minded I know that is their second decision which is to mask their first one, which is you have already made up your mind.

        Your original question tells me your disposition on the subject, no amount of verbiage is going to get you to look as you have already been poisoned by the water you swim in.
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        Oct 2 2013: Jed

        I have come to realize the futility of trying to get one of these individuals to look. That is a million to one shot.

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