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    Quote Originally Posted by IlyaK1986 View Post
    Well of course, if you have a baby state, everyone is happy.
    How do you explain their high quality of life and standard of living (great health stats, literacy, education...etc) despite their welfare state?

    More competition clearly doesn't equal more quality of life, or Scandinavia wouldn't top the list.

    Not a surprise though....making sure everyone has healthcare and having the best health stats in the world, what a coincidence.

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    Because they uplift the poor in sacrifice of potential affluence.

    The best here in America or Japan have a far better standard of living than the best in Scandinavia.

    And the people that are too lazy or too stupid to be successful in the greatest economy in the world have nobody but themselves to blame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Socialist Scandinavia has a lot less competition in their society, but they always sweep the top 10 rankings for quality of life and living standards.
    Not really true. They have excellent competitive markets and large transnational corporations based there. They have inferior universities to ours, though.

    Oh, and France has better and more competitive health care than does Scandinavia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IlyaK1986 View Post
    Because they uplift the poor in sacrifice of potential affluence.

    The best here in America or Japan have a far better standard of living than the best in Scandinavia.

    And the people that are too lazy or too stupid to be successful in the greatest economy in the world have nobody but themselves to blame.
    Whether you have 1 million dollars or 1 billion, your standard of living is just fine.

    If a few billionaires have to be multi-millionaires for the sake of the nations general standards of living, so be it...of course.

    Your theory that lack of competition ruins standards of living is bunk. And the top 1% in America owns 40% of the wealth...they have enough wealth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Not really true. They have excellent competitive markets and large transnational corporations based there. They have inferior universities to ours, though.

    Oh, and France has better and more competitive health care than does Scandinavia.
    I believe Norway (or Sweden) had the most economic innovation for the year 2007, making things more fair and less competitive doesn't mean the market can't be competitive then. But I guess you agree with this, I'm just differentiating the different standards of competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    I believe Norway (or Sweden) had the most economic innovation for the year 2007, making things more fair and less competitive doesn't mean the market can't be competitive then. But I guess you agree with this, I'm just differentiating the different standards of competition.
    I don't see how things are being made "less competitive," but OK.
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    Ajblaise, do you not see the over-arcing fallacy of your statement?

    What's the point of trying if you're going to get smashed by taxes and Robin Hoods in the government that feel pity for those too weak and worthless to seize one of the countless opportunities around them in free market competition?

    Humans are intrinsically selfish. The best system is one that cultivates that selfishness and turns it into productivity.

    There is no such thing as "enough" wealth. Wealth exists for those willing to work to claim it. And fools and their money are parted soon enough.

    How you choose to live your life should not be dictated by politicians, so long as you are not actively impinging on the livelihood of others.

    Free market capitalism is as close as we're going to come to the true law of survival, which is the Darwinian kind. If you're strong, you prosper. If you're weak, you get swept aside.

    Welfare is an inefficiency.

    Feeding a man a fish is an inefficiency.

    It's k-12 teaching that needs a serious dose of competition.

    And that's why to that end, I wholeheartedly support better education throughout America, especially Math for America, the creation of one of the great kings of the ENTJs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IlyaK1986 View Post
    As expected from an INTP...do you not see the over-arcing fallacy of your statement?

    What's the point of trying if you're going to get smashed by taxes and Robin Hoods in the government that feel pity for those too weak and worthless to seize one of the countless opportunities around them in free market competition?

    Humans are intrinsically selfish. The best system is one that cultivates that selfishness and turns it into productivity.

    There is no such thing as "enough" wealth. Wealth exists for those willing to work to claim it. And fools and their money are parted soon enough.

    How you choose to live your life should not be dictated by politicians, so long as you are not actively impinging on the livelihood of others.

    Free market capitalism is as close as we're going to come to the true law of survival, which is the Darwinian kind. If you're strong, you prosper. If you're weak, you get swept aside.

    Welfare is an inefficiency.

    Feeding a man a fish is an inefficiency.

    It's k-12 teaching that needs a serious dose of competition.

    And that's why to that end, I wholeheartedly support better education throughout America, especially Math for America, the creation of one of the great kings of the ENTJs.
    What's the point of trying? Because you can still become a millionaire in places like Sweden, because we are driven to improve our quality of life, whether there is a safety net in place or not.

    Here's the big thing: Most people aren't on the economic top and never will be, so it's in most people's interest to get the people on the top to give up some of their cake. It's funny that most of the best places to live have progressive taxation.


    You sound like you would have liked feudalism. Or anarchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    I don't see how things are being made "less competitive," but OK.
    Using tax money to pay for people's college education would be an example of making things less competitive. It evens the bar and gives more people a chance to get educated and thus succeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Using tax money to pay for people's college education would be an example of making things less competitive. It evens the bar and gives more people a chance to get educated and thus succeed.
    Assuming that concept works in reality, that doesn't really make things "less competitive." It actually makes things more competitive, because people would be competing on a level playing field, thereby ensuring that the best win out. That is, of course, unless you are trying to make it so everyone has not only the same chance to succeed but the same RESULTS. Then, it would be anti-competitive.
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