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  1. Hey DLimit: It's cool that you clearly have a lot of passion for your party and whatnot, but don't go around hijacking other people's threads with stuff regarding your party. Your party is not relevant at all to the topic of this thread, and you should keep that shit in your own thread.
  2. This will be the Navy Seal copypasta of the Identity forums
  3. But that's not at all what @Xilvius was proposing...
  4. In what way does regulation on the free market lead to economic equality?
  5. Equal in what sense? Economically equal? Equality in opportunity? Elaborate.
  6. The free market is a good meme until you have massive monopolies controlling industries, and destroying competition. You can look at the lassiez faire 19/20th century Great Britain for as to why regulation is needed to control a free market from getting out of hand. No. That's not what regulation on the free market means. At all. EDIT: Forgot- U.S. steel industry of the early 1900's is a better example.
  7. Giving out government subsidies to businesses the state wants to support is one thing, but to have to tax businesses 100% just to gain control of everyone's property (yes, within the confines of this game it is THEIR property) is a ridiculous notion. You're deepthroating a system which promotes nothing more than mediocrity.
  8. I’m not a politician, nor do I want to be one. We just are on the opposite end of the political spectrum and I took issue with a few things he advocated for. After all, who the Governor is will massively impact my experience in the game and I just want to make sure we have the right people in power.
  9. You do understand that there’s a distinction between the population deciding to buy my product or not, in comparison to the population deciding the DIRECTION of my company, right? This is VERY different from one another.
  10. Great.. under your administration my business will be at the will of the 14 year old majority player-base. How motivating...
  11. Because the business' success would be at the will of the government, not on their own volition to succeed.
  12. This would seem like a wildly unpopular idea among anybody who seeks economic success via the means of their own ideas being translated into the game. So, your plan is to tax businesses to hell until they die, so the state can buy them for cheap?
  13. This isn't possible with how the game has been currently presented. As of now, the game will function as such: 1) Each person can have one business to their name (per server) 2) Each person can have one job to their name (per server) Nowhere has any developer stated that the government can take control of small business, because it's in the rightful property of the people who started them. For example, once I start my business in game, you can't do anything to touch it, as you have no powers to do so.
  14. What are you talking about? We're speaking within the confines of the GAME, which has an inherently capitalist economy with a backbone of small business. You can't just take away the ability for people to create a business, because that's an integral part of the game mechanics. Your argument should not be whether communism is applicable to the real world, but rather if it is AT ALL possible in this game, which it isn't. Being a Governor does not give you the power to change the mechanics of the game, no matter how hard you RP.
  15. Again, this goes back to the whole "quantity over quality" thing again whenever a communist society puts its' people to work towards a communal goal. The demand of the people does not entirely in itself create demand for motivated workers. It's incentives such as the opportunity to make more money, to have a nice house, and to provide for your family that motivate workers to work hard. It's only human nature to act in our own self greed, and this isn't necessarily a bad thing. In the situation you provided, a communist society would force its' business owners to artificially lower their prices, and force workers into public projects to create more housing. Do you see where this can lead to further poverty and the destruction of small business in an already shitty situation? The idea that a capitalist society only produces the needs of the people *when they can afford it* is very much true. This goes back to where I stated: Many communist states historically haven't gone bankrupt due to U.S. intervention, but more so based on the irresponsibility of its own economy. This is what happens when you give too much power to the majority to make decisions; aka tyranny of the majority. Why do you think companies are trying to leave socialist cities such as Seattle (where I live)? It's because within a socialist society, small and large business cannot thrive. Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, etc. are the BIGGEST contributors to our state economy, and because of recent propositions by socialists such as Kshama Sawant and Mike O'Brien, they're almost being forced out. Read what I said here: Also, as a side note, do you see how the idea that everyone will have a job with the same pay will kill competition? Why should a doctor thrive to become a partner with one of the top healthcare providers in the country if he's going to be paid as the same local joe practitioner down the block who puts in half the effort? Another communist fairy-tale. The Koreans fell for these kind of empty promises, and look at them now: