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Oh, that poor "deprived" and "abused" Walmart corporation!

Discussion in 'Consumer Affairs' started by Jonathan Bailey, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Dan From Smithville

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    For one, you could hide in a mailbox.
     
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    As I have mentioned elsewhere, I have an uncle who was caught up
    in the cultural revolution.

    Those young men did unspeakable things.

    He was so dedicated true believer, he never has
    gotten over it.

    Too bad I cant get him and the pure philosopher
    together, they could denounce capitalist roaders
    happily ever after.
     
  3. Dan From Smithville

    Dan From Smithville Well-Known Member
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    I am unsure how good it would be for him to talk with someone that has had experience with applications.
     
  4. Shadow Wolf

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    That seems to echo Milton's claim that social/political freedom and market freedom are different sides of the same coin, and that you cant have one without the othet. Asides from numerous examples that suggest otherwise, thats really a dangerous claim because there just dies not seem amy correlation between social freedoms and market freedoms. But we have so many examples where market freedom prevails while social freedom does not (the whole of American history, really). And it gets reinforced by the idea that spending our money is democracy and as much control over things that regular people can have. Again, its a bad idea, and there are numerous examples where the people had to go to the state to restrict damaging aspects of market freedom.
     
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    Yes: it is an ezample of how political governance and economic systems are not inherently intwinded. The benefits of one do not necessarily overlap into the other. And its why it is the state that allows for communes, as capitalism doesn't grant freedoms beyond market freedoms. There is of course some overlap, but clearly not enough to where we can say the market gives or protects social freedoms.
     
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    Id probably be one of the first ones up to be purged.
     
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    You might hear the hoo part of hoo rah just b4 the
    lights go out.
     
  8. columbus

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    I don't think that this is particularly accurate.
    Wal-Mart charges as much as they can, profitably. Wal-Mart wouldn't lower it's prices if theft went away, they'd dump their security and keep their same prices, and make a bunch more money than they already do.
    Why would they "pass the savings along" if they don't have to?
    Tom
     
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    Teachers also get stuff done, and they do it with less and for less. Doctors get stuff done, they save lives, and yet Wall Street investors often make more. Farmers ust their *** day in and day out, and they are sinking and killing themselves. We'll manage just fine without just as we have done without lords and nobles, just as we also were after we told the church they dont get to run the state or show anymore like they are used to. We'll be just fine without people making tons of money because they enough extra cash to throw around.
     
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    Obviously they want to maximize profit, but if they no longer needed security, then why would their competitors? Keeping prices low so that people return is part of their business plan. If security was not an issue their competitors could and would drop prices to try to draw in a larger crowd. What businesses work on is a concept with the acronym ROI, Return On Investment. There is a sweet spot where profit per sale and number of sales cause a maximum profit. That is what all businesses strive for.
     
  11. Audie

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    Ok, that is how you see things. It is not realistic
    to think some doctors and teachers
    will get together to build a hospital or office
    building, or an oil tanker,
    if that is what you are thimking.

    Kings n nobles btw are government, not business.
     
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    I didnt say the kings. I said the Nobles and Lords, who were basically nobodies with a fancy title living off the sweat and blood of others. Someone does need to be in charge, but no one is ever as important as they think or claim.
     
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    Landlords. They got theirs when Maos
    boys and girls took over. Of course, before long
    the peasants then got theirs.

    Still, sure. Who is not to see the injustice of
    hereditary estates, luxury wrung from the sweat
    and misery of workers.

    Add in the priests while you are about it.
    Parasites!

    Regardless tho of how inflated or humble the
    self inage of say, Edison or Ford, they got industries
    going where no committee ever would.
     
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    Edison I consider more a thief than anything. A "great inventor" who actually invented little of what bears his name.
    Pretty much. They can work like the rest of us rather than riding waves of wealth passing from one generation to the next or tax exploits.
     
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    My family was devastated after the Japanese invaded,
    everything destroyed including several dead.

    But like HK itself, my family's hard determined
    long long hours of work... and look at us now.

    ( i cant seem to do
    much with this tiny tablet, but look up photos of
    Hong Kong in 1945 and now.)

    I dont guess I'd see the accumulation of
    wealth and influence as in any way a bad thing.
    It is all at working building Hong Kong.

    I will tell you this for sure-the govt could nationalize
    everything. It has been done before in divers places.

    The businesses are then run into the ground by
    greedy corrupt and inept officials, and, the common
    people are far worse off than before.
     
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    Criticizing Edison is racist now.
     
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    Edison was racist. Did he invent black light??
     
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    Fixed it for you so you won't be racist.
     
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    That is one tough card game you have been in today.
     
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