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In theory, our government is such a beautiful thing

#11Valnor50Posted 3/27/2013 6:26:05 PM
azuresou1 posted...
I think that's where we begin to disagree. Greed sets in as soon as you start wanting a little more than your neighbor.


It sets in before that. It's a learned behavior. Environmental factors are at play.




Now, not to say that there aren't colossal levels of greed that are actually kind of ridiculous, but I find that greed is as simple as wanting that bigger slice of pizza just because it tastes good, and there are obviously many different levels in between. I believe that everyone has experienced that base level of 'greed,' and that level will change based on the temptation of the prize, ease of opportunity, and a number of other factors.

Simply put, I don't believe anyone dead or alive could resist the absolute temptation of greed.


How would you describe the absolute temptation of greed?
#12RedcountPosted 3/27/2013 6:34:18 PM
American government is flawed in its deepest theory.

Federal, bicameral, no rep. by pop., and a ridiculously powerful interventionist executive combine to create a system far, far inferior to the one it could have been, and pitiful next to the superior models of Westminster democracy.
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#13AtralisPosted 3/27/2013 7:23:04 PM
It all breaks down when we think that anything less than utopia is failure and then despair at having the misfortune of being born in one of the wealthiest and most technologically advanced societies in human history.
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#14RedcountPosted 3/27/2013 7:33:20 PM
But think how much better it could've been if there were no revolution.
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#15IamvegitoPosted 3/27/2013 7:34:07 PM
From: Valnor50 | #002
It breaks down when profit-mongerers infiltrate and tamper with it.

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#16Valnor50Posted 3/28/2013 1:59:45 AM
Atralis posted...
It all breaks down when we think that anything less than utopia is failure and then despair at having the misfortune of being born in one of the wealthiest and most technologically advanced societies in human history.


The current system is a failure, and we're running out of resurrection scrolls. It's possible to be technologically advanced without the majority of the world's population struggling for their livelihood.
#17emmjayy2332Posted 3/28/2013 2:01:19 AM
perfect communism > perfect capitalism
#18Sativa_RosePosted 3/28/2013 2:03:31 AM
emmjayy2332 posted...
perfect communism > perfect capitalism


Neither can exist though.
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#19Valnor50Posted 3/28/2013 2:04:16 AM
True that.
#20TaiIs82Posted 3/28/2013 9:23:12 PM
The source of all problems: sin.
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