"What is common to many is least taken care of, for all men have greater regard for what is their own than what they possess in common with others."
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Aristotle
(384-322 BC) Greek philosopher
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What? No comments? I guess classical logic is a bit of a reach for y'all.
 -- L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada     
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    aahhhh yes, the nature of the carnal man. But just one more reason outside fiscal law why socialism doesn't work.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    People will always respect what they themselves have worked for. So called "freebies" from Government or any other source are taken for granted and shown little regard.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Don't try to twist it around; this is the classical argument that proves Capitalism - uncontrolled, will fail. The money changers must be thrown out of the Temple of the sacred ground of Liberty. Now is the time to ask yourselves, WWJD?
     -- L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada     
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    L Hanson WHAT ? ? ? Please demonstrate one time in history that would prove your point that uncontrolled Capitalism failed. Again, Capitalism occurs with a non-fiat currency (no debt - a currency with intrinsic value) used by an individual to invest into commerce with that which is in excess, beyond current needs (food, shelter, means of support, etc.) in a natural law / just atmosphere without government intervention or over site. All investments are not equal. If an investment is placed into a criminal venture, it is not lawful or an economic philosophy called Capitalism - it is simply a crime. Biblically, interest could not be charged because, for one of a myriad of reasons, it was inflationary (all willful intentions of inflationary exploits, such as by the money changers, were then outside of Capitalism as they were considered theft - ahh, there is an ancient concept lost to Atheist and philosophy of men Christian alike). State controlled or sponsored Capitalism is an oxymoron and can not exist by definition. So L Hanson, please enlighten us with your WWJD and secular examples of failed capitalism.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    In his very concise brilliance, Aristotle points out, in this statement, that citizens need to be reminded of the great treasures we own in common, especially our National Parks and our sacred natural places, where natural selection, over millions of years, has developed many species (e.g. caribou, bison) to the level of amazing excellence, but where man's greed so quickly soils and spoils and where human sport hunting removed the fittest of every species, ushering in devolution, in place of evolution. Aristotle lived in the Golden Age of Greece whose public art and architecture, inspirations to all citizens, still surpass the greatest of modern artists..
     -- Timothy Ray, Gainesville, FL     
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    L.Hanson, You must be related to Waffler and Reston since your comment makes no sense. Capitalism, the free market, works just fine when the government leaves it alone, which it never does.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Don't hold your breath waiting for an answer Mike.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Actually Hanson's reference to the "Money Changers" is relevant in terms of the Central Bank / Government cronyism aspect of things...which has nothing whatever to do with private entrepeneurial ventures.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Jim; Capitalism works when the playing field is level. The last time the playing field was level in the US&A was from Linclon until 1913. When the Federal Redevelopment was established. Andrew Jackson is a hero. He was finally crushed under the weight of huge amounts of cash that the Europeans had to offer. He didn't have a national banking law that would keep the private banks from taking the European money, so he settled. So sad. You guys had it all
     -- L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada     
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    That's a pretty darned good observation Hanson, I'm impressed. :)
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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