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November 09, 2009 – Comments (8)

Then, http://www.prosebeforehos.com/image-of-the-day/01/18/the-pyramid-of-capitalism/ 

and Now. http://www.prosebeforehos.com/progressive-economics/11/21/the-21st-century-capitalist-pyramid/

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#1) On November 09, 2009 at 9:29 AM, dudemonkey (38.14) wrote:

Nice.  Thanks!  These are interesting.

I'll say that the same complaints (exploitation of the masses, stratification of social classes) has been a complaint probably since language was developed 10,000 years ago.

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#2) On November 09, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Gemini846 (48.09) wrote:

Capitalisim. He who has the gold makes the rules.

Socialisim. He who has the most connections makes the rules.

Dictatorship. He who has the biggest army makes the rules.

I personally think controling my wealth is easier than controling whether or not those in power like me.

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#3) On November 09, 2009 at 10:29 AM, XtremeNeoCon (< 20) wrote:

Man, I can't wait till someone breathes life back into the Soviet Union, where they won't have evil capitolists. In the mean time, I think I'll go live in North Korea or Iran. They're both such nice places and they'd NEVER use soldiers or tanks to force their will upon others.

My wife and I are always driving around America in our big rig all by ourselves. No more traffic, cuz the middle class just disapeared ya know, so we have the interstate system to our snobby selves. Anyway, we just drive around watching our former middle classmen and women toil the fields like slaves. 

And I can't wait till we take over all the other countries, so we can desolve their middle class as well. We should be re-naming France, East Berlin, Vietnam, Irag and a few more any day now. I hear Halliburtin bought the rights to re-name Iraq "Cheneyraq" and Afganistan will be "Bushingstan"

It shouldn't take long to desolve their middle class, maybe 16 people? We might just save time and mow them over with a tank. Since thats all we do is kill people or make slaves of them...

Good Lord, America and Capitolism are such evils. Lets put a few more corrupt socialist politicians in DC and see if we can fix the corrupt Fed Gov't by giving it more even MORE control. LONG LIVE LIBERALS! I mean, "Progressives"

I say Piss on Biden, he's weak. OBAMA/BUSH 2012 with a Castro brother for SecTreas. YAAAAAYYY!!

Expand the GOVERNMENT!!!   More TARP!!   MORE STIMULUS!!

Less capitolism!! Less free market!!  Mr. Obama, Tear DOWN this pyramid. (and put that wall back up)

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#4) On November 09, 2009 at 10:57 AM, dudemonkey (38.14) wrote:

Less capitolism!! Less free market!!  Mr. Obama, Tear DOWN this pyramid.

I imagine you were probably out on the White House lawn protesting the massive, unfunded expansions to the government and the invasions into your personal privacy that we saw during the previous 8 years just as hard as you're railing about Obama.

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#5) On November 09, 2009 at 11:20 AM, PeteysTired (< 20) wrote:

This pyramid looks a lot like corporatism.

It amazes me how we fight back and forth about dems and rep being right or wrong and our gov't continues to get bigger and bigger and bigger.  It is a good thing we got the Fed Reserve, so that our gov't can get bigger and bigger.

I wonder if this will come to an end at some point.  Just how big can our Fed gov't get?  40% of GDP?  50%?  90%? 110%? 200%?  I guess will keep trying it this way for a while.

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#6) On November 09, 2009 at 11:44 AM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

Both of these pictures, while alluring, miss one essential point.  Those people watching TV, are the same people working at the bottom.  In the Marxist view of the world, the worker and the consumer are two different people.  In reality, they are the same person.  The producer makes a product. Who buys it?  The workers.  They're the consumers.  Failing to understand this turns you into an angry blogger named devoish.

Mises explains it in Liberty and Property:

What vitiates entirely the socialists’ economic critique of capitalism is their failure to grasp the sovereignty of the consumers in the market economy. They see only hierarchical organization of the various enterprises and plans, and are at a loss to realize that the profit system forces business to serve the consumers. In their dealings with their employers, the unions proceed as if only malice and greed were to prevent what they call management from paying higher wage rates. Their shortsightedness does not see anything beyond the doors of the factory. They and their henchmen talk about the concentration of economic power, and do not realize that economic power is
ultimately vested in the hands of the buying public of which the employees themselves form the immense majority.

David in Qatar

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#7) On November 09, 2009 at 12:50 PM, XtremeNeoCon (< 20) wrote:

dudemonkey : I guess you missed that part where I replaced Biden with Bush.

The last 8 years was rediculous, but won't hold a candle to the next 4,, 8?? 

Bush was a big gov't asshat. Obama is Bush X Bush which equals an even BIGGER GOV'T ASSHAT

Who do you think threw the republicans out?

Liberals?   ----   You're kiddin right?

 

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#8) On November 09, 2009 at 7:48 PM, devoish (96.55) wrote:

Dudemonkey,

Yes. That was the point.

Gemini,

I hope you have the most money in order to keep control of it.

Xtreme,

Nice leap. Your name fits you.

Peteystired,

Government is already 100% of GDP, minus the black market and tax "cheats" (heros to some). That is why I advocate for paying attention and making your voice heard. I prefer elected leadership over self-proclaimed.

David in Qatar,

Thanks for reading.

Xtreme,

yes the liberals threw bush out, and they may open the door for the Repubs to get back in as we throw out some Dems too. At least I hope we throw out some Dems.

 

 

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