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Old 03-27-2013, 17:44   #203
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Originally Posted by Atlas View Post
Well tell us please...
In your understanding what enabled us to crawl out of that slime?

And please tell me this:
Have you ever created a product and taken it to market?

Originally Posted by Khao View Post
Irrigation and farming. Not to mention a highly developed frontal lobe.

No I haven't.
Originally Posted by Khao View Post
...The sad thing with extremists is, those two extremes are the only thing that exist in their head. There is no middle ground with them.
Do you suppose it's possible that to bring a product like say, fiber optic cable to market (enabling us to have this discussion over the 'net) a little extremism is perhaps necessary?

Do you think that a farmer gets his crop to market by being concerned with anything other than the wellbeing of he and his family?

If he can't depend on the free market to reward that self-interest, do you think you're going to be able to count on groceries being on the shelf at your local market when you need them?

What do you believe motivates people to make the sacrifices that result in the products you want and need being available if it isn't pure self-interest? I mean really, do you believe that the market cares at all about you personally?

June 28, 2012: the day the American republic died.

Uncontrolled, unaccountable government spending + Graduated income-tax = SLAVERY

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