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Debate Topic: Poltical/Economic Theory (Little Upsilon)

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Moonbox (Fearless Blue)

Monday, June 30, 2008 - 09:51 pm Click here to edit this post
Touché John Fire. Haha. Way to turn my argument around on me. Anyways, I saw Wall-E the other day and while it was created for the younger generation, it was at the same time a giant political satire. The whole movie was about a Wal-Mart like corporation taking over the world, destroying it, abandoning it due to pollution, and then basically controlling the population in a giant space ship via extreme consumerism.

The point was, therefore, not to use fictional popular culture as the basis for your argument.

At any rate, I am not anti-capitalist. I am a capitalist myself. I work for a bank and focus mostly in investments. I invest in the stock and mutual fund markets myself. I have an honors business degree. I understand that capitalism is the best stimulant for innovation. On the other hand, I do not agree with the assumption that innovation would only occur if the owners of companies and corporations stood to gain multi-billions. I think a guy like Bill Gates would still have invented MS-DOS if it was only going to make him hundreds of millions. With the billions and billions that guys like him (or the oil companies) make each year that they'll never ever in their lives be able to use, Americans could probably pay for public health care. Wait though, that would be evil. W

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