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Old 04-18-2013, 01:00 AM
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Default Wealth Inequality in the United States

This video is something that Americans should find disgusting upon watching. This simple study exposes the Republican ridiculousness that is "trickle down economics". Keep dreaming fiscal conservatives, keynesian economics is looking much more preferable to me. Ideally, if most Americans would stop focusing on the social NON-issues that are constantly debated (like abortion, homosexual marriage, legalization of marijuana, etc) and actually focus on the real problems*, then the United States may not have such a horrible wealth disparity. Here are some recommendations for Right-wing supporters to consider:

A) Put forth some research into Socialism before totally dismissing it. Like Socialism, free market is definitely not an ideal economic model either. Mixed economic models are generally the most preferable: Look at any Scandinavian nation. In addition, Socialism is not a self-destructive system either, and has been proven to work in smaller scale experiments.

B) Differentiate Big Business from Federal Government. The government is not your main enemy, it is big business. Identify the problem that is lobbying, and fight against it.

C) Recognize what Crony Capitalism is, and realize that any other form differing from the Corny Capitalist model is just as impossible and unrealistic as Marxist Socialism.

These are at least some necessary foundational concepts required to understand moderate/left arguments. If you learn all of this and persist in the current Republican ideology, I would really like to know why.

*I am not belittling these problems by saying that they are not issues that should be permitted federally (eg. not legalizing homosexual marriage). I am saying that they are non-issues because they shouldn't even be debated, there is no sufficient moral, ethical, or scientific argument against the notion of legalizing marijuana and homosexual marriage.
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