This is capitalism, we'll offer equal opportunity to fight to the death for prosperity.
Capitalism requires capital. A free market economy is something different and the two terms should not be conflated. I'm definitely for the latter, wheaes the former mostly favors who already has capital. There's nothing wrong with it, but I don't have capital and my lifetime is not infinite, so there's hardly a reason for me (or indeed for most people) to support "capitalism" per se.
A post informing us as to just what a perfect little slice of heaven Australia is from you?!?!?!
I'm shocked. Just shocked I say.
I know it must come as a surprise to you, as we are even a little surprised ourselves, but ever since we decided to follow Adam Smith's 1776 book, The Wealth of Nations, we abolished tariffs, opened ourselves to international capitalism, and under prudent fiscal regulation, we have increased our wealth year by year, and we expect this to continue into the indefinite future.
During this time the world has gone through not one but three major recessions, while we sailed on through, increasing our wealth year by year.
And just yesterday we signed a free trade agreement not only with Japan but also with South Korea. And as I write our Prime Minister, the Hon. Tony Abbott, is in China negotiating another free trade agreement with China. And the signs look good.
Not fascists, just academics. Not quite as dumb, but frequently just as useless.
Academics provide intellectual/philosophical "air cover" for fascists until the fascists gain sufficient power.
Then the fascists purge (literal destruction of people's livelihoods, or death) their one-time, erstwhile allies.
And then the academics have the nerve to look surprised that the fascists' new-found power has corrupted them
compared to the pure, wholesome "intentions" the academics had had.
"Love never needs time. But friendship always needs time. More and more and more time, up to long past midnight." -- The Crime of Captain Gahagan