Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Esdraelon, Feb 2, 2021.
Glad you are here!
Not at all, competition is indeed a motivator, and greed is an incentivizer.
But Chinese people compete with one another, that's why some of them are billionaires; and indeed China has accepted the fierce competition coming from the US, since the paranoia of the US as global hegemonic power is on full display as it is overtaken by China's more efficient and more productive system.
In China, you can be greedy, at the same time as the government guarantees every citizen above poverty participation in the economy.
That's the winning formula; aka "socialism with Chinese characteristics".
Good to see mainstream media looking at alternatives to both Biden with his misguided economic orthodoxy, on the one hand, and Trump who was a clear and present danger to the world, with his uni-lateralist "America First" policy. Climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss, pollution, refugees, war, poverty are GLOBAL problems requiring global co-operation. That's why Biden is re-engaging with the rest of the world.
On mainstream economic orthodoxy: here is a welcome and clear examination of (legitimate) inflation/devaluation fears re Bidens' infrastructure budget, in the mainstream press:
Opinion | Biden Can Go Bigger and Not ‘Pay for It’ the Old Way - The New York Times (nytimes.com)
By focusing on how much revenue they think they can raise from a broad array of tax increases on the well-off, Democrats risk allowing the scope of their ambitions to be governed by the dated framework of fiscal responsibility in Washington and the political appetite for tax increases, rather than what is truly possible based on logistics in the real economy.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Federal Reserve, the Treasury Department and other agencies that track labor force participation, price increases and supply shortages can be tasked with developing a specific dashboard of blinkers and warnings to alert to problems.
If Congress and the White House want to be responsible stewards of both society and the U.S. dollar’s value, then rather than focusing on taxation of the rich**, they should prioritize and supply exactly what it would take, in terms of real resources, to electrify the nation’s power grid, repair every deficient bridge, give caretakers a living wage, upgrade our railways, and deliver clean drinking water and high-speed broadband to every home. How many people will it take to do all of that work? How much steel, concrete and fiber optic cable? How many tower cranes and other kinds of building equipment will be needed? The list goes on.
These are the questions we should ask our leaders, and the ones they should be asking themselves — not “How will we pay for it?”
** which misses the point, because the rich tend to save and will not present as much as an inflation risk as middle class spending power.
I liked Trump's America First attitudes,
especially treaty violations
dumping their subsidized milk on the market
ignored by Obama & Bush, Jr. .
Nation's Leaders should be about their nation's interests!
Globalism is international profiteers.
Like some antisemitic cartoon of the international Jew
profiting off everyone yet loyal to no one.
No thank you.
Gimmie that old time nations' leaders looking out for their nation first.
I have often uploaded on All Things Australia the reality
of both parties & populace programmed into globalism.
Oh, Australia could never be more self sufficient
YES AUSTRALIA CAN but chooses not to do so.
Climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss, pollution, refugees, war, poverty are GLOBAL problems requiring global co-operation.
I wonder what's wrong with your cerebral cortex, you know..the organ that endows you with self-awareness AND awareness that others have the same endowment.
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