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Re: Wealth re-distribution
Post Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:49 am
Posted by Cokey on Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:49 am
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Why?


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Re: Wealth re-distribution
Post Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:19 am
Posted by Sal Paradise on Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:19 am
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Sir Kevin Sinfield wrote:
Why?


Because fall all its ills capitalism is still the best system yet divised to stimulate innovation and reward risk taking. The idea that the state owns everything and doles out pocket money to its populus doesn't appeal to me.

Socialism is great in theory it doesn't work in practise and the only people who truly prosper are those at the top that live like kings with greater access to the better things and it is in their interest to keep the population under control to protect their priviliged status.
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Re: Wealth re-distribution
Post Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:39 am
Posted by WIZEB on Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:39 am
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I am a Tory voter but I am concerned about the inequality of wealth in this country.


You should have just given up there and then. :lol:
Re: Wealth re-distribution
Post Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:53 am
Posted by Bullseye on Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:53 am
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Sal Paradise wrote:
Because fall all its ills capitalism is still the best system yet divised to stimulate innovation and reward risk taking. The idea that the state owns everything and doles out pocket money to its populus doesn't appeal to me.

Socialism is great in theory it doesn't work in practise and the only people who truly prosper are those at the top that live like kings with greater access to the better things and it is in their interest to keep the population under control to protect their priviliged status.


I don't think you have to choose either one or the other. I prefer a more moderate interpretation that sits somewhere in the middle and reins in the excesses of either system is best.
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Re: Wealth re-distribution
Post Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:47 am
Posted by Sal Paradise on Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:47 am
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Bullseye wrote:
I don't think you have to choose either one or the other. I prefer a more moderate interpretation that sits somewhere in the middle and reins in the excesses of either system is best.


Agree a mixed economy works best - you are voting for the degree of control the government has - if you vote Corbyn the government will control more of the economy if you vote Tory less so I prefer the concept of the latter.

Problem with the left as I see it and I may be wrong - most are from well to do backgrounds Corbyn attended prep/grammar school something they would happily deny anyone else the opportunity to access. Abbott/Harman sent their kids to private school but thinks comprensive education is the way forward, David Lammy is another, Umunna anothrt etc.?

Therein lies the issue with the left - its about the elite left having access to things they would readily deny others. You cannot deny the human spirit's desire to better itself through hardwork/risk/innovation.
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Re: Wealth re-distribution
Post Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:20 am
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:20 am
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Ya back. :shock:

No, I only ever left the virtual terrace and still do not post on that forum.
Re: Wealth re-distribution
Post Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:36 am
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:36 am
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Sal Paradise wrote:
Because fall all its ills capitalism is still the best system yet divised to stimulate innovation and reward risk taking. The idea that the state owns everything and doles out pocket money to its populus doesn't appeal to me.

Socialism is great in theory it doesn't work in practise and the only people who truly prosper are those at the top that live like kings with greater access to the better things and it is in their interest to keep the population under control to protect their priviliged status.

Capitalism in its pure form results in a very small number of people owning virtually everything. Take the USA the capitalist champions, the richest 3 people in the USA own more than the poorest 130,000,000. I struggle to see how anyone can support or justify that system.

The state owning everything and giving out pocket money is communism not socialism.

You say socialism doesn’t work in practice, but the NHS is socialism in practice. So is free education and childcare, the police force, the fire brigade, the army. Why shouldn’t other public services such as the railways and other transport, utilities like water, electricity and gas be run in the same way as those organisations, to provide a service for the people, rather than to make profit for the few.
Re: Wealth re-distribution
Post Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:28 pm
Posted by Bullseye on Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:28 pm
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Sal Paradise wrote:
Agree a mixed economy works best - you are voting for the degree of control the government has - if you vote Corbyn the government will control more of the economy if you vote Tory less so I prefer the concept of the latter.

Problem with the left as I see it and I may be wrong - most are from well to do backgrounds Corbyn attended prep/grammar school something they would happily deny anyone else the opportunity to access. Abbott/Harman sent their kids to private school but thinks comprensive education is the way forward, David Lammy is another, Umunna anothrt etc.?

Therein lies the issue with the left - its about the elite left having access to things they would readily deny others. You cannot deny the human spirit's desire to better itself through hardwork/risk/innovation.


I think the degree of control the government has is exactly the point. Too much and you can stifle creativity and risk taking. Too little and you have too much risk taking leading to financial crises and people left in poverty.

The current choice seems to me to be between two parties that are light years apart from each other. I’m not sure either has the right idea. I’d argue the Conservatives have gone too far now with privatisation of some services and utilities being of no benefit except to a small monied elite that also happen to be Conservative party doners. Meanwhile I think Labour are being too ambitious with some of their plans and risk making a mess of any opportunity they might get by trying to do too much at too big a cost. In both cases I’d say dogma has got the better of them.
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Re: Wealth re-distribution
Post Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:39 pm
Posted by GUBRATS on Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:39 pm
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Bullseye wrote:
I think the degree of control the government has is exactly the point. Too much and you can stifle creativity and risk taking. Too little and you have too much risk taking leading to financial crises and people left in poverty.

The current choice seems to me to be between two parties that are light years apart from each other. I’m not sure either has the right idea. I’d argue the Conservatives have gone too far now with privatisation of some services and utilities being of no benefit except to a small monied elite that also happen to be Conservative party doners. Meanwhile I think Labour are being too ambitious with some of their plans and risk making a mess of any opportunity they might get by trying to do too much at too big a cost. In both cases I’d say dogma has got the better of them.


About right there , will sort itself out when we see a new realistic centre left leader of the labour party , Chuka Ummuna for me
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Re: Wealth re-distribution
Post Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:28 pm
Posted by Bullseye on Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:28 pm
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GUBRATS wrote:
About right there , will sort itself out when we see a new realistic centre left leader of the labour party , Chuka Ummuna for me


Can't see that happening unless Labour party membership starts to be made up of centre-ists. At the moment the membership is more Corbynistas. Unlike in the past the membership has a greater say than ever before.
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