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    Americans find meaning in money more than friends or religion

    Hooray for capitalism...

    And, ironically as I'm trying to copy this piece over here I'm getting bombarded eith ads.

    BUY BUY BUY, little Eichmann's

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46306037

    As Americans gather with their family and friends for Thanksgiving dinner, they're being fed some grim home truths from the Pew Research Centre.

    Asked to rate what gave their life meaning, researchers found more people mentioned career and money, than friends or religion.

    Two-thirds of those surveyed said family was a source of satisfaction.

    But close to a third also cited work, while 23% said their finances made their lives meaningful.

    Researchers conducted the survey late last year, asking nearly 5,000 Americans an open-ended question about what parts of their lives gave them satisfaction and fulfilment. Answers included pets, hobbies, grandchildren and travel.

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    Rather a waste of money researching what is the obvious. On the other hand, that's capitalism, a total waste of resourses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    Hooray for capitalism...

    And, ironically as I'm trying to copy this piece over here I'm getting bombarded eith ads.

    BUY BUY BUY, little Eichmann's

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46306037

    As Americans gather with their family and friends for Thanksgiving dinner, they're being fed some grim home truths from the Pew Research Centre.

    Asked to rate what gave their life meaning, researchers found more people mentioned career and money, than friends or religion.

    Two-thirds of those surveyed said family was a source of satisfaction.

    But close to a third also cited work, while 23% said their finances made their lives meaningful.

    Researchers conducted the survey late last year, asking nearly 5,000 Americans an open-ended question about what parts of their lives gave them satisfaction and fulfilment. Answers included pets, hobbies, grandchildren and travel.


    Until the money's no good. Then they'll care about partnerships, food, water , shelter and heat.

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    I would say that this applies to some, but not all or even most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beevee View Post
    Rather a waste of money researching what is the obvious. On the other hand, that's capitalism, a total waste of resourses.
    What's the best alternative to a capitalist system?

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    Cash is king.
    Money makes the world go round.

    Not everyone is greedy or lustful for moolah...but we all need it to live our lives. Unless you're living off the grid. We don't all go to work just for fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    What's the best alternative to a capitalist system?
    Mixed market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    Mixed market.

    That's a cop -out. Besides, that's essentially what we have now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beevee View Post
    Rather a waste of money researching what is the obvious. On the other hand, that's capitalism, a total waste of resourses.
    Free markets allocate resources much better than command control economies.
    Alea iacta est

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    Mixed market.
    A mixed market would include capitalism.
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