Started by DavidL, October 30, 2019, 07:58:46 am
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Quote from: zoony on November 02, 2019, 12:12:21 pmA conservative majority would see us leave the EU, that isn't under question, but unfortunately it isn't a proper Brexit, and they know that. Probably the lesser of 2 evils though, because Labour and the liberals just don't want any kind of Brexit.
Quote from: pxr5 on November 01, 2019, 16:15:48 pmI read this the other day and thought it apt.Does socialism work? A classroom experiment.http://www.thecommentator.com/article/646/does_socialism_work_a_classroom_experimentAn economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich; a great equalizer.The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan". All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A (substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.The second test average was a D! No one was happy.When the third test rolled around, the average was an F.As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.To their great surprise, all failed and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.It could not be any simpler than that.
Quote from: rufus the dawg on November 03, 2019, 00:02:12 amSocialism is capitalism with a more regulation.
Quote from: döm on November 03, 2019, 12:36:26 pmAny well run society that is as wealthy as the UK should not need food banks.
Quote from: DavidL on November 03, 2019, 12:47:53 pmWe don't.
Quote from: rufus the dawg on November 03, 2019, 18:42:20 pmReally? proof it.
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 03, 2019, 21:27:19 pmPeople need to learn how to make porridge. Use local shops, local markets and how to make stews from offcuts and cabbage.
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