True Marx.....Serfdom is the status of peasants under feudalism, specifically relating to manorialism. It was a condition of bondage or modified slavery which developed primarily during the High Middle Ages in Europe and lasted in some countries until the mid-19th century.
Serfs who occupied a plot of land were required to work for the Lord of the Manor who owned that land, and in return were entitled to protection, justice and the right to exploit certain fields within the manor to maintain their own subsistence. Serfs were often required not only to work on the lord's fields, but also his mines, forests and roads. The manor formed the basic unit of feudal society and the Lord of the Manor and his serfs were bound legally, economically, and socially. Serfs formed the lowest social class of feudal society.
I want freedom and property rights for every man. Genna wants all men to hand those rights over to the government. He likes the idea of serfdom and feudalism as long as the government is the master.
A carp is a trash fish, a bottom feeder or a sucker. A bass is a game fish that takes skill, patients and a lot of casting to catch. When the bass aren't biting, to break the boredom you can always catch a carp, they'll bite on almost anything. Genna is like a carp.
“Forcible income equalization by government is immoral also because it, like any initiation of force, undermines our main means of survival: ability to think and act on our thinking. Take an entrepreneur who comes up with an idea for a new business. He does market research to determine potential demand, scouts out suppliers and a location for manufacturing, assesses investors, determines his employment needs, projects income, and prepares a business plan. After all the thinking and planning—using reason—the government announces a higher tax on new businesses that would all but wipe out the entrepreneur’s profit, rendering all his rational conclusions and plans useless. Force, such as progressive income taxes, undermines thinking and acting, preventing or hindering production.
Finally, income equalization by government is immoral because it is unjust. Those who produce more, through the effort of their own thinking and action, earn the wealth they create and therefore deserve to keep it. They earn their wealth by voluntarily trading with others: when they produce goods and services that others want and sell them at prices others are willing to pay, they deserve the income they get. The more value they create, the higher their income should be. The solution to eradicating poverty is not the elimination of income inequality. Instead, we should embrace income inequality as beneficial to human survival and flourishing and encourage, not punish those with productive ability.” Jaana Woiceshyn
What made the 5,000 year leap and created the highest standard of living in history was income inequality and property rights. It's your dream idea of socialism and communism that wants to take it back to the dark ages.
It looks like most would rather send out the government thugs to seize what other people earn.......it's a lot easier than earning it yourself.
That was true in the Dark Ages, which we know you would like to return us to.
What brought us out of the Dark Ages was the end of serfdom and the rise of a middle class.
putting a b (first row on keyboard) in place of a p (third row, other hand) is not a typo; it's a head-up-and-locked. Worse, it makes his entire meaning unclear: It could have been "debt" with a typo h, for example. The fact that the meaning was unclear was remarkable, in the truest sense -- Thus, I remarked on it.
Now eat me.
Yup....my side's winning .....you're sides losing ......that a lot more important than what is fair, honest and honorable.
If Boeing's execs want the employees to allow the company to freeze their pension and institute all kinds of other take-aways, then they need to show some real leadership for once and subject themselves to the same cuts. No more of the execs being some kind of special, privileged, protect class like Congress ... Well, how 'bout it guys? You in? ROFL
Why do so many people take it for granted that income equality is good. It isn’t—in societies based on voluntary trade and when people’s productivity varies. Why?
Redistributing income from the more productive to the less productive is immoral: it undermines our ability to survive and flourish and is therefore anti-human life. It takes away the producer’s incentive and ability to innovate and create—activities that benefit not only the producer but all those with whom he trades, even indirectly, in the form of better, cheaper products, more job opportunities, and a higher standard of living. Observe that highly productive people tend to flee countries where taxes are high. Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA and one the wealthiest men in the world, is just one example: he left Sweden for Switzerland more than 30 years ago.
Airbus betters Boeing by up 825 year to date compared to BA at 765 for five years Airbus continues to eat boeing single aisle lunch gaining now 381% compared to BA up only 229% cnn money stock chart
Though RINOs support more spending restraint, the discretionary spending limits defined in the Budget Control Act represent a promise to the American people to marginally slow the growth of government. That means they're not interest in stopping spending growth or reducing it.......it means they will not let it grow quite as much as they want it to grow and we'll just continue to borrow what we can't seize from our fellow country men.
Americans will have to decide if they want to live in a country where people are are encouraged, taught and expected to reach into their own pockets and use their own resources to help a neighbor who we judge might be in need. Or if the need is so great and our resources so limited, organize voluntary help from other neighbors to meet the need. Where morals and compassionate concern for our fellow man are taught in churches, schools and fraternities and we harm no man to help another.
Or do we want to live in a country where property is taken by force or threat of force at the barrel end of government guns and given to people and organizations who these government thugs deem to be needful of the money seized from people who earned it. (needful or at least beneficial to their political cause).
Given that Repubs overcame a large deficit and now lead every generic congressional poll at RCP, and given that Dems have lost 10%age points in congressional polling, the data points to Dems being vulnerable and at risk of losing control of the Senate too in 2014. Repubs would celebrate with more than buttered popcorn I would guess.