1. Stop using the term "statism". It's a made-up word. There is nobody out there saying "yep, I'm a statist".
It is not a made up word. It is quite common in economic and political talk. You might also want to note that there is no one saying 'yup, im a socialist. If you elect me, ill be sure to take your hard earned money by legal extortion and give it to poor people who are addicted to drugs.' They say 'We need to raise taxes to help the poor children.' Its exactly the same. I dont think its easy to get elected saying one though.
What?? Look at Europe, please. We actually are moving towards living in harmony with our neighbours, knocking down borders, cooperating with one another. That is more than the USA can say about itself. And you dare call us "stangant"?!
Its's probably statements like this that make foreigners call Americans "arrogant" and "uneducated".
Example please. I need examples, im an arrogant and ignorant American.
Ah, the old myth of the "American dream". I see where you're coming from, but you completely fail to acknowledge the fact that some people are born into less privileged circumstances that others. Someone who grows up in a poor family, in some bad inner city neighbourhood, might work and work all his life and still never manage to escape his low-down life. Where in your system are the provisions for charity? For helping the less fortunate?
And don't tell me this is going to happen through voluntary donations. I think it's very noble if Gordon Moore gives millions to charity, but if you want to ensure a steady flow of money you will need to do more than just rely on the occasional goodwill of some millionaire.
Wrong. You seem to be under the idea that there is a fixed amount of wealth in the world, and that for one to become wealthy another must become poorer. That is not the case. The wealthy get where they are by hard work and ingenuity. Anyone with a good idea can become rich, if they work at it. Thats one of the problems of welfare, however; giving handouts decreases the need to better ones self, and corrodes the work ethic. After all, why would you work for something you can get for free?
Anyway Shingen, a few posts back I asked you to outline how the US (or any other country) would look under your proposed "pure capitalism" - you haven't responded yet... Please? I would be interested to hear of a system as unregulated as the one you're proposing being made to work in a country containing well over 200 million people.
Im curious, what would your proposed system be?
"They that would give up freedom to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither freedom nor safety."--Benjamin Franklin