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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Oh, king eh? Very nice. And how'd you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers. By hanging on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society.
    See the violence inherent in the system! See the violence inherent in the system!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    Your money isn't profiting off of paying people less than the value of their labor to you. When you put money in a savings account, you're actively denying yourself the use of that money in exchange for the interest paid to you. The interest is the consideration for the detriment incurred through the lack of access. Interest is set at a particular level for the most part, so it's nothing more than a standard rent agreement.

    Capital investments, on the other hand, only make money because at some point, you pay people less than their labor or commodities are worth to you, or you charge people more than costs (including salary paid to self) to oneself. Tolerance for this depends on information imbalances between parties, and it is through the exploitation of this imbalance that this practice is of dubious morality (don't believe me? Ask Adam Smith).
    So a moral man would avoid capital investments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    See the violence inherent in the system! See the violence inherent in the system!
    Help! Help! I'm being repressed!

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    pffft repressed people belong in the closet *herds the repressed by waving a hot poker at them* get! get! get! you filthy swine, back in the closet! get!
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcubchgo View Post
    Ever meet someone who has an attitude that seems to flaunt and revere blue collar ideology? The kind of person that seems to relish in being a simpleton? Holds grudges against other people for being too aggressive with their lives and is unable to understand the reasons why someone might hold themselves to a higher standard? Is focused on the belief that the common person is the most righteous person, and anyone who might be a braggart or business minded is somehow jaded towards life?
    Damn straight!

    They are the righteous few!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Oh, king eh? Very nice. And how'd you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers. By hanging on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society.
    This machine kills capitalists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    I'll be Duke William to your Harold Godwinson, Lark.
    I dont know who that is but your kings now decrees that the two of you are married. Or I might marry you to MacGuffin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I dont know who that is...
    William Duke of Normandy and King Harold II of England. They fought a big-ass battle near Hastings in October of 1066, and Harold lost. William subsequently became known as William the Conqueror.

    Perhaps you've heard of him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    William Duke of Normandy and King Harold II of England. They fought a big-ass battle near Hastings in October of 1066, and Harold lost. William subsequently became known as William the Conqueror.

    Perhaps you've heard of him?
    Nawh, dont like english history very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Nawh, dont like english history very much.
    Oh, right.

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