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In Reply to: RE: Best tweets to a Hollywood socialist . . . posted by Billy Wonka on February 07, 2021 at 14:48:49
people will perpetually argue about which is the best system when all are imperfect, and the most successful systems combine the best attributes of capitalism, socialism, and Libertarianism into a working balance.
Attached is an interesting paper by Evsey D. Domar whose expertise was in comparative economics. Agreed, ideologies and isms should be mixed with Nihilism kept out of the mix.
"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. "
― W.C. Fields
Agree and America is obviously better than MOST countries. The issue is countries have various holes or blind spots. People are far too "team" oriented. If it's my team they can do no wrong.
This works in sports, religion, and politics. If a player on my hockey team dirty hits someone - excuses are made. If the other team's player makes a dirty hit that is far less of a dirty hit - outrage - he should get suspended.
So Beau (a police officer trainer and vet) talks about 45's accomplishments. Noting what his supporters see in him.
the emotional investment on display isn't very humorous at all
why some people treat the production, allocation and reinvestment of human capital as a team sport is both confounding and distressing; the only race you'll win with that attitude is a race to the bottom
maybe it's just me ... I always thought 'the perfectibility of man' was a noble goal requiring 'community' not diffraction through distraction
Not literal laughter. The consequences are not funny.
of course ... humor & irony are very often two sides of the same coin
IME you'll run out of humor and coin before you run out of irony though
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