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  1. I disagree. There are sinful people from every social class. This is one case that I dislike about leftists. They see success under capitalism as evil without even acknowledging competion in markets is mandatory no matter who you are. Capitalism may completely tear at the very fabric of the societal condition, but everyone must play its game. Resentment and hatred for peoples only create the very system that leftists wish to abolish. You cannot blow up a social relationship. You can appeal to human's rationale and plea for the preservation of human dignity. Both the prolatariat and the bourgeoisie are in this together, and only the naturally occuring conditions of alturism and reason can fix it. If you believe this cannot occur or does not exist. Then humans will have devolved as a social species and become more akin to our reptilian ancestors. The survival of the human species depends on democracy. I hope not all liberals are this cynical.
  2. There is nothing wrong with being rich or successful. Your character is defined on whether or not you give back to your community that made your success possible. Adam Smith saw this as a naturally occuring feature of human nature to help the downtrodden and by an 'invisible hand' the misery induced by property accumulation would be offset by man's natural feelings of sympathy and empathy.
  3. If the government purchases assets to utilise idle labour and create value adding assets, this fills the gap of unemployed rate. The goal is full employment and it is in the private sector's interest to have job-ready experienced workers to be picked up from a public sector job program. As an investor that requires labour, unemployment/the unemployed are considered 'damaged goods' because they don't have skills, have no references from past employment and may suffer many health issues associated with unemployment. These 'damages' to labour include poverty, crime, social isolation, depression, despair, substance abuse, political extremism, and relationship breakdown. I admit it is very difficult to cost just how much these symptoms of unemployment have on society in monetary terms, but it is a known fact that it eats away all levels of society and hampers economic growth. A job guarantee would essentially replace or at least minimize the welfare state and all the costs associated with mass involuntary unemployment. It's a smarter way at looking at the way money is used in an economy because it constructs value adding assets instead of financing social misery and dependence. It would create a smarter, healthier and happier workforce which makes employing them more attractive to the private sector. It is important that these jobs are organized in a democratic fashion that incorporates the needs and values of both conservatives and progressives and that it is costed to the penny without causing inflation or requiring taxation.
  4. A job guarantee would hire as a last resort so it isn't competing with the private sector for workers. For some businesses, yes it is important for wage costs to be low to operate and it would not make sense for job seekers to choose the $8 per hour job over the $15 one unless there were unique personal benefits to that job such as friends or enjoyment. A loosening of taxes would offset the business' financial space to the worker which would ensure both the competiveness of the business and a living wage for workers.
  5. I also might add that corporate welfare as of now probably exceeds anything a job guarantee would ever cost lol. Add the military on top of that and a minimum wage job for a few million people seems like nothing
  6. The level of unemployment in the US is screwed as governments move the goal post as to what is considered unemployed. You can work 1 hour a week and be considered employed, this is also not including the hidden figures of individuals who simply drop out of the workforce and have given up seeking work. 1 in 4 Americans do not have a full time job. The job guarantee would be costed enough that it would utilise all idle labour and resources not being used by the private sector, but at the same time not be costed too high that it would cause inflation. If inflation occurs. Government's would tax accordingly or raise interest rates. However given America's attitudes towards taxation, it is simply better to aim for full employment with as little inflation as possible without needing to tax people.
  7. Roosevelt taxed the wealthiest at 90% and it was the most prosperous era of American history. It was also the so called 'golden age' of capitalism.
  8. You can't have cost estimates when you haven't planned what jobs are going to be provided and whether the jobs would cause inflation. That requires a lot of research, planning and accounting.
  9. Wow, apparently being employed by the government to create value adding assets that were not being utilised by the private sector for the public is considered 'free shit'. I don't think a minimum wage job with healthcare and transitional policies to help the worker enter the private sector is comparable to a gulag.
  10. lol when Americans think anything that isn't liberal is conservative/republican. Conservatives at least are honest about the shit they do. 'Tax cuts for the rich, fuck over poor people UMAD BRAH MURICA' Liberals are virtue signalling corporate stooges that are either rich, or plain dumb and haven't realised that supporting gay marriage doesn't make you progressive. Liberals pretend that they care. Which is honestly worse than Conservatives who are just plain honest that they fuckin hate other human beings.
  11. Are there any leftists in this thread that aren't phag liberals? Just asking cause it makes the thread interesting.
  12. There are plenty of military spaces that the US can acquire their interests regardless of the nuclear age.
  13. All I see is shit posting in this thread. Fuck these liberals and conservatives, where the REAL left at?
  14. I didn't know this website was American. I thought it was a website for the competitive Halo community. You know, a place where people all over the globe reside. But yeah thanks for the shit post and more obnoxious US nationalism. Fuck you too
  15. Your post distinctly supports my argument as you display a solid inability to comprehend that there are other ways of spelling privatise that majority of the western world use other than the American accepted 'z' spelling. You are displaying your American ignorance quite well and if you could afford basic education maybe you would realise (yes realise that is how it is spelt in countries that aren't America) that there are other ways of spelling things aside from your special snowflake way of spelling. This thread is embarrassing.
  16. This thread is the reason why you shouldn't privatise education.
  17. What do you think of the competitive merit of a no radar gametype that features a physical radar pick up on the map you can use similar to armour abilities like the Jetpack in Reach and the Thruster for H4. Could produce some very interesting dynamics. Let me know what you guys think. It's not a feature in any Halo but I'd like to know what you guys think of this idea.
  18. Just to fact check you on that one, Promethean vision was never used as a pickup in Halo: 4. Vanilla or Ghostayame settings. It was a loadout in infinity slayer.
  19. I'd like to see what beyond thinks of this statement. Come up with an argument either for or against the statement in the title. I personally believe Halo 4 is better but I wanna see what you guys say and what your reasoning is. You can talk about anything from Out of box settings, competitive settings, UI or just general enjoyment of the game doesn't matter, even campaign. I want some unbiased discussion on this.
  20. I've picked it up and dropped it that many times. Maybe I just don't like the magical girl genre idk
  21. Honestly this election is just a lose, lose scenario. Regardless of who gets in, the standard of living in America is only going to get worse post GFC.

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