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Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
You just said that walmart is exploitative. I say...

You just said that walmart is exploitative. I say that government shouldn't support exploitative business by providing subsidies to them, supporting their exploitative actions. What do I need to...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
Well, looks like we're back at square 1. Who...

Well, looks like we're back at square 1. Who provides millions of dollars in subsidies to walmart? :facepalm:
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
Well, if people are dying left and right from...

Well, if people are dying left and right from cancer and they were all smokers don't you think that medical insurance companies would have an interest in what's causing it because it's costing them a...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
Practically, Milton Friedman insisted that we...

Practically, Milton Friedman insisted that we need civil courts for this reason. Consumers can still sue companies that fail to disclose pertinent information about products.
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
Come on, Some politicians don't exploit the...

Come on, Some politicians don't exploit the public to line their own pockets?
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
I'm beating a dead horse on this one. The...

I'm beating a dead horse on this one. The government does exactly what you just pointed out.
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
This doesn't already happen? It's a market...

This doesn't already happen? It's a market failure. Just because the free market can't keep it from happening doesn't mean the government will do a better job, and in the process, waste millions of...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
:popcorn:

:popcorn:
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
Political leaders are incorruptible too.

Political leaders are incorruptible too.
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
You just defined what is going on in our...

You just defined what is going on in our government right now.
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
You mean "people" as in government? Yeah, the...

You mean "people" as in government? Yeah, the government does a pretty good job of that. It's better to judge the results of a program rather than to judge it by its intentions. Examples:

Social...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
Thanks for making my point. Because the...

Thanks for making my point. Because the government is an actor, the US does not have a free market system.

So how do you justify these subsidies?
Is it helping the poor?
Creating competition in...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
That it isn't free market economics. When a...

That it isn't free market economics.

When a government intrudes on business whether it be regulation or subsidy, the free market is compromised.
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
I have no problem with walmart doing well. I just...

I have no problem with walmart doing well. I just believe that they should not receive government subsidies in order for them to do well.

In regards to the mom and pop argument, that's not what...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
The Federal government gives about 92 Billion in...

The Federal government gives about 92 Billion in subsidies to corporations.
This doesn't even account for the money that local governments provide for corporations like walmart. These statistics are...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
I haven't been specific? I thought I was being...

I haven't been specific? I thought I was being specific by saying that offering subsidies and tax breaks to corporations and taxing the **** out of everyone else was specific, but I guess I'll just...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
You're still not understanding my argument. ...

You're still not understanding my argument.

My argument was that government subsidies and tax breaks for corporations are immoral because it creates an unfair market place for other businesses to...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
I'm not saying that they would fail. It doesn't...

I'm not saying that they would fail. It doesn't make them competitive, It makes other companies noncompetitive with them.

You're also not accounting for what they receive from the government. Your...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
You're making a false assumption that walmart...

You're making a false assumption that walmart would be able to keep their wages and prices the same if corporate tax breaks and other favors were lifted. That simply is not true. In a true free...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-20-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
most of those you named are corporations, aka the...

most of those you named are corporations, aka the only ones that are able to compete due to government favoritism

The topic is over my head? I pointed out that crony capitalism stems from too much...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-19-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 971
Posted By nardog
Sounds like you don't have much "liberty" if you...

Sounds like you don't have much "liberty" if you go there. Then again, they are a private institution, they can do as they please.
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-19-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 4,427
Posted By nardog
Free market? Anyone with two eyes knows that the...

Free market? Anyone with two eyes knows that the US economy is not free enterprise.

There's a reason why wal-mart has been able to destroy competition. It's corporate welfare and crony capitalism...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-18-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By nardog
I'd consider IMDb more accurate on movie ratings,...

I'd consider IMDb more accurate on movie ratings, but yes BrBa is a great show, definitely top 5. I hate to compare them, but The Wire is my favorite and IMDb rates it at 9.4 with only 114k users. I...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 08-28-2013, 11:09 PM
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Views: 2,799
Posted By nardog
welcome ;)

welcome ;)
Forum: General Off-Topic 08-21-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,446
Posted By nardog
I'd do something similar for a 930 slantnose...

I'd do something similar for a 930 slantnose :drool:
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