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  •  You have it precisely backwards... (0+ / 0-)

    My view of human nature drives my philosophy of politics and economics.  

    I believe we will see stratification in ANY system.  The ambitions of greedy people will always represent the core of human conflict.  Narcissistic elites will always present themselves, but capitalism drives greater wealth creation in the process.  And we can attempt as best we can to establish transparent capitalism that aims to restrict unchecked greed by preventing monopolies and working against information imbalances that allow the system to be gamed.  It will never be perfect, but it can be good enough.  In socialism, these elites will rule with impunity.  

    I posted in another thread on this site that I was booted out of my house at 17 after a lifetime of abuse.  My loving mother died at 46 when I was 14.  I dropped out of high school and was pretty much headed for a life of crime.  But my shame drove me to go to junior college and later graduate from honors from the U of TX and go on the get an MBA.  Today I am one of the 2% you hate, but you can't make the argument I had that handed to me.  I think that when you sell the idea that the downtrodden are the prisoners of oligarchs, you kill their spirit, drive division in society, and bring us ALL down in the process....

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