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    Why am I here? Is that a religious question?
    Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    The problem with that game is that it is ultimately very boring.
    Also, "gotcha" arguments don't allow for true exchange of ideas. You end up spending all of your time defending yourself against stupid, unprovable arguments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Now_What View Post
    I’m here to make fun of trump and his followers. And like others have said, because @Cotton1 promised me beer and $#@!s.
    You also obviously have no original thoughts.
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    For the record, I am not a "follower" of President Donald Trump. In 1963, at the age of 18, I read Atlas Shrugged for the first time. I have been a free market capitalist ever since. I saw in President Donald Trump the attributes of someone who would also support my position. I am a firm believer in the Constitution as written by the Founding Fathers. I have never seen any Democrat I would even consider supporting since JFK. If you want to argue that government can run an economy and society better than rational self interest I have no interest in anything you might say because I know all you want to do is control my actions to your benefit.
    Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina73 View Post
    Where is he hiding. He promised me great wealth and free beer to come here.
    We have been lied to!

    This space available

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD GUY IN FLORIDA View Post
    For the record, I am not a "follower" of President Donald Trump. In 1963, at the age of 18, I read Atlas Shrugged for the first time. I have been a free market capitalist ever since. I saw in President Donald Trump the attributes of someone who would also support my position. I am a firm believer in the Constitution as written by the Founding Fathers. I have never seen any Democrat I would even consider supporting since JFK. If you want to argue that government can run an economy and society better than rational self interest I have no interest in anything you might say because I know all you want to do is control my actions to your benefit.
    Ah, but rational self-interest by definition, is individual. The collective actions of rationally self-interested individuals alone does not produce an economy. Implicit in the term economy is the management, allocation and distribution of goods and services.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Ah, but rational self-interest by definition, is individual. The collective actions of rationally self-interested individuals alone does not produce an economy. Implicit in the term economy is the management, allocation and distribution of goods and services.
    There's nothing implicit in the word economy about its management. In fact, yes, the collective actions of rationally self-interested individuals alone does produce an economy.
    The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so. -- Ronald Reagan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    There's nothing implicit in the word economy about its management. In fact, yes, the collective actions of rationally self-interested individuals alone does produce an economy.
    I suggest you look up the origin of the word economy and what it means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Ah, but rational self-interest by definition, is individual. The collective actions of rationally self-interested individuals alone does not produce an economy. Implicit in the term economy is the management, allocation and distribution of goods and services.
    It is by the actions of many individuals acting in their own RATIONAL self interest that an economy will flourish. Self interest does not mean "me me me". If, as an individual I decide I want to be a meth addict that is not a rational decision. Eventually such a decision will lead to my death in some manner.

    And yes, for an economy to flourish there must be rules and some way to enforce those rules. However, under free market capitalism we accept those rules under our own free will and accord.

    I have long said we are all "self made men", its just that most of us don't want to take credit for what we have made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    I suggest you look up the origin of the word economy and what it means.
    Why do leftist always look for obscure and esoteric meanings of words in order to appear superior to all others?
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