quote:Originally posted by toussaint:quote:Originally posted by The_Congo:
Toussaint, you present yourself and your argument in a very cool manner in a hostile situation. Your composure is much better than mine. I respect you for that.
Thanks, The_Congo. I realize that I could give all the evidence in the world to some folks in here, and it won't matter a lick. So it aint even worth gettin riled up about.
Case and point - how they cry about poverty all the time, and when freer economies bring people out of poverty and give them options they couldn't dream of previously, they simply disregard it.
What do you mean by "freer" economies? Back that rhetoric up with substance.
By "Free" do you mean deregulated? (Trickle Down/Voodoo Economics)
quote:They aren't concerned with the people no longer being impoverished. They're concerned with hating free markets. They're concerned with businesspeople becoming richer (who cares if businesspeople become richer if the poor are being lifted out of poverty at the same time?)
How many people in other countries have been miraculously "lifted out of poverty" by this allegedly "free" market?
According to THE FACTS, free market Western economies have huge GDPs and GNPs, but low average GNIs and HDIs. Market socialist economies have smaller GNPs but larger average GNIs and HDIs. Developing countries that are part of the "free market globalism" game have VERY LOW GNIs and extremely disturbing MDG crises, but big GNPs (read: very rich corrput leaders).