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post #61 of 68
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Chinese society has existed in more or less its present form for thousands of years with the same societal values and largely the same form of government throughout.
Same form of government? I don't know much of pre-modern China but there were big changes occurring from the Manchu dynasty to the creation of the nation-state by the nationalists. Then you have a series of succession from one government to the other, each marked with a clear break from its predecessor.
post #62 of 68
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When's the last time you see millions of people marching on behalf of capitalism?
Not many examples. But that's the point. The appeal of Capitalism requires no sense of political consciousness. It appeals solely to greed. Anyway, I think that perhaps you are erroneously equating Capitalism with a Free Market economy. Capitalism rewards capital, not necessarily hard work, industriousness, etc... Evidence abounds - think Paris Hilton, who will inherit tons of capital. There are actually several facets of a market economy: labor, capital, and land. The problem with Communism is that it thought that the answer to inequities in distribution was to put capital in the hands of labor, to rather ill effect. In an ideal system, no single elements of the economy could trump all the others.
post #63 of 68
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Anyway, I think that perhaps you are erroneously equating Capitalism with a Free Market economy.  Capitalism rewards capital, not necessarily hard work, industriousness, etc...
I used the term interchangeably, the term capitalism was coined by Marx to politicise the free market concept, and interestingly it becomes widely used by thinkers (and politicians) in both sides of the spectrum. I do agree with you, however, when it comes to pure semantic capitalism is not the same with free market.
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Hey Carlo: I laughed hard.
post #65 of 68
Carlo: Your humor was seen, read, and very much chuckled at. At least by me. Logan: Money=Happiness??? C'Mon. Ever read Titan on John D. Rockefeller, any biography of Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Howard Hughes? How about modern day examples of Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison? These are very rich people, but I don't think anyone would classify them as being happy. Even Oprah had a little crisis of her own a year ago. I've read your posts, dude, you're much deeper than that. Banks: All 3 (4) of the options you cited require starting in a hierarchical coporate world, kissing someone's butt, watching the pecking order. You have a choice as you begin your career. Sure you don't have an entreprenerial idea in your head? Given one of the four, I'd choose sports agent. Always in demand as long as we continue the bread and circuses routine. And Jerry Maguire was a great movie.
post #66 of 68
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Seems like Chuck's humor somehow got lost among the talk of communism. Seriously though, Chuck is one funny fellow.
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All 3 (4) of the options you cited require starting in a hierarchical coporate world, kissing someone's butt, watching the pecking order. You have a choice as you begin your career. Sure you don't have an entreprenerial idea in your head?
I'll certainly do my best to come up with one.
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Given one of the four, I'd choose sports agent. Always in demand as long as we continue the bread and circuses routine. And Jerry Maguire was a great movie.
Yup, always in demand...especially as long as they have paternity cases to be resolved... Seriously though, sounds like it may be a good career. I would have to go to law school, but serving as an agent would probably beat serving as in-house counsel for some company or something like that. I'm learning Italian, so alternately if I want to enter the clothing industry maybe I could apply for jobs with some Italian companies?
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Kofi - Anyone know who his tailor is - I always mute the TV when he's on but the man has nice threads.
To the best of my knowledge, Kofi wears Brioni.
post #68 of 68
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Logan: Money=Happiness???  C'Mon.
Steve, It's the PURSUIT of money that is fun and makes me happy. Having the money is just a nice-to-have. Money is not necessary to be happy by any means. I'm done with this thread now, as I doubt many here want to hear any more of my points of view. Sorry to have hijacked the thread. Logan.
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