WA Delegate: The Grand Duchy of Acario (elected 1 year 38 days ago)
Founder: The Capitalist Alliance of The-CID
Embassies: Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region, The Versutian Federation, Libertatem, the Rejected Realms, Laissez Faireholm, The United Defenders League, The Genesis Corporation, Strategos Prime, The Commonwealth of Kings, Global Right Alliance, NationStates, Central Pacific Empire, Equinox, and libertarian.
Regional Power: Extremely High
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Welfare Programs in Capitalist Paradise
Governments ranked highly spend large amounts of money on social welfare programs. Nations ranked low tend to have weak or non-existent government welfare.
As a region, Capitalist Paradise is ranked 18,799th in the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
|1.||The Progressive Technocracy of Uchila Eru||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“The Bells of Freedom Ring”|
|2.||The Morphogenetic Powerfield of Narconania||New York Times Democracy||“Read my lips”|
|3.||The Republic of Musaqueris||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Before raising arms, try raising your legs.”|
|4.||The Corporate Hegemony of Bruntilia||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Profit and Prosperity”|
|5.||The TGC Emissary of The Peace of Jorj||Left-wing Utopia||“The Genesis Corporation Ambassador to CP”|
|6.||The Liberal Tropical Emirates of Velkia and the Islands||Left-Leaning College State||“For Freedom!”|
|7.||The Holy Catholic See of New Cathedra||Authoritarian Democracy||“In nomine Dei”|
|8.||The Federal Republic of Chsemo||Democratic Socialists||“Maximo Chsemo reipublicae, solum verum imperium, regnum”|
|9.||The Peaceful Land-Area of GabeWorld||Left-wing Utopia||“All creatures deserve happiness!”|
|10.||The Holy Realm of Scorpions Army||Democratic Socialists||“Stand Fast, Stand Strong, Stand Together”|
- 29 minutes ago: The Republic of North Kildare arrived from The West Pacific.
- 9 hours ago: Vigebomia ceased to exist.
- 9 hours ago: Stacyville ceased to exist.
- 12 hours ago: The Democratic States of Eetnefrah arrived from Irisania.
- 14 hours ago: The United States of Ammmerica departed this region for The Western Isles.
- 17 hours ago: The Republic of Rugeristan of the region Anti Communist Nations proposed constructing embassies.
- 21 hours ago: Tulip ne ceased to exist.
- 22 hours ago: The Republic of Montverde departed this region for Florida.
- 22 hours ago: The People's Republic of Yugonia departed this region for Orbis.
- 1 day 2 hours ago: The Democratic Republic of Woodfordia arrived from The Pacific.
Capitalist Paradise Regional Message Board
ROFL!!! Let's see now... How does that go? Something about pots, kettles and black?
The Free Land of Laissez-Faire Economics has serious trouble with specifics. This is because MOST left wing policies all sound really good until you get into specifics like what's it going to cost, who's going to pay for it, what are the long term effects, what happened the last time someone tried that and potential for invoking the law of unintended consequences.
 I specifically used the phrase "most" because a few weeks ago one of our always fair and unbiased moderators called a technical foul and blessed me with a week off the RMB for violating an obscure rule against saying "all [fill in some group or cause here] is bad." I give the moderator props for detailing the foul because as a rule when a moderator slaps one on the hands one is hard pressed to figure out where in the game the foul occurred.
I agree, but I often see these same people protesting the government and referring to it as some kind of system of control... All the while demanding its existence to sustain their own. Is this kind of doublethink really so prevalent or do they have a different way of justifying their beliefs? I mean this as a serious question, I always like to try and understand what other people are thinking.
For my part, I live by a simple precept that can if followed wisely, cure any and all ails of the human condition.
Moderation in ALL things.
For our current discussion, control and/or the need for control. Progressives are by nature, power mongers. Their lack of moderation will eventually be their undoing.
The anarchist at the opposite polar extreme suffers the same ills and fate.
And lost in the middle is the moderate with no conviction. After all, one must practice something for which to moderate to begin with. Choosing a side, taking a position, and then keeping in sight of your mirror so your reflection is kept honest, is damnably tricky, but the only worthwhile way to live.
ANd how does this maximize profit again?
Oh, is this so you can maintain certain standings in your industries and not take a loss in influence for the moment (as in when I need to "pay to increase services" and such?)
I can speak for my experience here, as my family is of such a mentality. Imo, it is a combination of things.
- The belief that one person can make decisions for another. Just as my family are control freaks over their children, it goes without saying that experts know better than them how to efficiently allocate 50% of their income for them.
- Buyer's remorse / irresponbility. They love social security, health care, welfare, blablabla, but they just don't like the bill that comes with it. ''Oops, there's a cost to everything. Crap! I'll put it on my credit card!'' ''Oh crap! I can't pay back my debt! Government save me! ''
I don't overthink my business. I just try to end each day a nickel ahead of the last. Over the years i've seen countless smartasses leverage themselves right out of existence trying to get too cute with a dime.
Geez... this region is like vacation compared to my old one lol
Ya don't get too comfortable. The only reason I'll let you stay here is because I care about regional recruitment.
Well, to quote the 62nd Rule of Acquisition: "The riskier the road, the greater the profit."
But if you can't afford the road Hoomans, don't walk it!
Okay Star Trek.
Have fun while you can, but at some point during your stint in the real world, I hope you learn the difference between nominal risk, and "Ooops, that was actually a twister, not a radical investment opportunity, and it just ate my house." Otherwise your life will be harsh and tragic.