gary marinin

Worcester, MA, United States

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gary marinin
Posted about 4 years ago
Private property rights.
just because you don't think most people are racist and it would be a PR nightmare doesn't mean it wouldn't happen anyways. the media has a way of shifting opinions if they feel it's in their best interest to blame something on one group and could then limit their freedom. i could definitely see not being able to buy anything in utah unless you were mormon. For commercial purposes it makes no sense to be able to discriminate who and who can't come on their land to buy things, but they can certainly restrict who they want at their residence. the point i was making before was who knows what the implications of such a policy could be. it would have far reaching effects beyond just not allowing people to buy something at a particular place.
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gary marinin
Posted about 4 years ago
We need to stop giving money to those who are simply lazy, and need to get a job!
These citizens you speak of, are they corporations? They happen to get way more in bailouts and tax breaks than is put into social welfare. If you don't attack corporate welfare first, then you don't even belong complaining about social welfare. What about automation that has put people out of work? With technological advances you get people who did work hard being displaced because of technology. Is that their fault? Do you know what drives labor prices down? It's the fact that is always a high enough unemployment rate so that corporations can have a large labor pool to pick from, which keeps wages down and profit up. Even if everyone wanted to be employed there would be no way to have 100% employment. This post is a great example of what capitalist media has done to our society, let's blame the poor because they're clearly just lazy!
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gary marinin
Posted about 4 years ago
Private property rights.
what if a property owner happens to control a significant proportion of stores in any area or country and he excludes all hispanics from buying things there? other stores could capitalize on your disadvantage of being hispanic by charging you a higher price because they know you couldn't go anywhere else. that is something else you'd have to consider, since its their property, then they could charge more for one set of customers than another. so you can have exclusive property rights and limit these scenerios or have a minor restriction and eliminate that. think about the implications of blacks being banned from stores in this place, whites from this place, asians from this place...you would also be creating hostility from whoever is banned toward whoever is banning them. would violent crime increase? would theft increase? maybe you'd even create a race war
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gary marinin
Posted about 4 years ago
Private property rights.
If they are allowed to prohibit people based on a quality, then you run into the problems that caused the Civil Rights Act to be passed in the first place. If it's a commercial property that we're talking about, then why shouldn't everyone be allowed to use it, unless they are infringing on the rights of others? Since it's commercial property, then he'd be making a profit on those using that land, which is the purpose for establishing that commercial enterprise in the first place. Is this in the direction you were looking for?
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gary marinin
Posted over 4 years ago
Can the world be united ?
With the way that technology is and how all institutions are set up to only protect the elite's interests in any society I feel that a world government would resemble Orwell's "1984". Whether we like it or not we're moving toward a unification because borders are becoming less relevant. corporations don't opperate with borders, so they can go to whatever country gives them the most leniency on worker's rights and environmental policies, while the workers are flooding to any nearby country that gives them better pay. We're also seeing more and more international policy that is only going to be expanded and more widely enforced. Then there's unions of areas, like the EU, and joining of currency. It's only a matter of time before other areas do the same, which will make it easier to unite 3 or 4 groups of countries compared to all the individual ones. Maybe when social institutions evolve and if there is a greater level of equality in society would I ever be ready to accept and participate in a world unification movement.
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gary marinin
Posted over 4 years ago
If capitalism is so evil, why are the most prosperous coutries on earth capitalistic? China's prosperity began when it adopted capitalism.
I think that you should properly define "prosperous" in your question. Most people in any society that has private interests in the economic system are not prosperous, but use the majority of their income on bills, rent, and interest. With capitalism you also get recessions every 20 years that leads to wealth shifts (i.e. in the U.S. in 1970 the top 1% owned about 20% of the country's wealth and nearly doubled by 2000). The problem with the socialist and communist governments is that they, like the capitalists, use the means of production primarily for their own groups interests. With your argument about socialism killing individual initiative, capitalism doesn't provide the best way either. competition is counter productive to creativity. Everyone is working on their own initiative, rather than collaborating, and hinders progress. also, people are more likely to alienate those who could be of help to them and it negatively links everyones fate. if i succeed at something, then you must fail, which only allows those that think they have a serious chance of success to participate. In capitalism the individual would have an opportunity to succeed or fail on their own if the chances for success were equal. People are born in different countries, with different socioeconomic status, different educational opportunity, different social influences, different resources of success (i.e. educated parents), and a different gender or race, which if you've ever heard of "the glass ceiling", then you'd know how that can have an effect as well.