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Philosophy 115 Regional Message Board
The problem with this line of thinking is the willfully blind cognitive dissonance and divorce from reality. They honestly believe that if they have success, they built it alone; but if they fail, then government ruined it for them. If they get a break, they deserve it; but if you get a break, it's a handout and an entitlement. It is a baffling in its ignorance, and it is dangerous in its popularity.
They want to individually privatize their gains, but socialize their losses. Big bank bailout of 2009 for the individual. To quote Dana Garvey's old Church Lady from 1990s SNL "how convenient."
Absolutely correct. They claim to hold up the glory of the "free market", but their actions do not line up with their words. I don;t know what you call it when you privatize gains and socialize losses - but kit sure as hell isn't Capitalism.
It is called bullshit.
Within the US, anyway. This particular kind of delusion, and its aggressive expression, is thankfully not nearly as common outside America, and is practically non-existent amongst the non Anglo world.
Actually, I'm pretty sure that's the very definition of capitalism. At any rate, it is a spot on description of how all capitalists behave and have behaved for some time. Maximize shareholder value while externalizing any costs - and of course those costs are usually "externalized" to the public, the environment, the poor, etc.
Vulture capitalism, isn't that wahat it is called?
This is why we actually need a strong, central government. Regulations are the only meaningful safeguard that "the people" have against the excesses and oppression of Corporations. If it worked the way that it was designed, the government would protect people by regulating corporations. However, since we have moved away from "one person, one vote" and seem to have fully embraced "one dollar, one vote", the government has been protecting corporations by regulating people. Like I have said before, I do not trust Big Government, but I trust it infinitely more than I trust Big Business.
I'll never fathom why Bill Clinton stooped to sign the GOP congress' bill that repealed Glass-Steagal in 1999. It seriously helped in opening the door for the 2008 economic meltdown. He was definitely smart enough to know better.
It is one of the reasons I am supporting the Bernie Sanders candidacy, or any other Democrat but Hillary in the primaries. I would have to vote for her in Nov. 2016 though, if she did somehow get nominated.
I'm guessing that Clinton signed the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act, which repealed the Glass–Steagall Act, as part of a quid-pro-quo. It seems that during debate in the House, Rep John Dingell (MI-16th) warned that GLBA would result in banks becoming too big to fail and that it would necessitate a bailout by the Federal Government. Shocking!
I will also be supporting Senator Sanders in the primaries. Of the 5 declared Blue Team candidates, Hillary is my 6th choice (Chafee, O'Malley, Rodham-Clinton, Sanders, Webb) - but I'll take her over any one of the 17 Red Team candidates without hesitation (Bush, Carson, Christie, Cruz, Fiorina, Gilmore, Graham, Huckabee, Jindal, Kasich, Pataki, Paul, Perry, Rubio, Santorum, Trump, Walker)