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Is It Time to Rethink the Digital Revolution?

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mcsruff
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Re: the direction of tech
mcsruff   9/26/2013 7:34:15 PM
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Dear Caleb Kraft  , regarding 'low-hanging fruit' &  'straw-man' see my previous post on Australia below.  The problem with socialists is their blind faith that there is a group of wise men somewhere that know what is good for the rest of us plebeians.  What's more, these wise men feel free to try out their social experiments using not their own money, but using the tax-payers' money.  As Margaret Thatcher said, 'Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money to spend'.  Australia recently made the electoral decision that socialism is not the way to go.  Other nations (Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain) are now finding out what happens when the socialist dream eventually meets reality (as did Russia in the 1990s).  The big-brother attitude of socialist governments in giving out tax-payer funded handouts to their favourite dreams leads to a weakening of the people and the reduction of freedom (as was happening in Australia).  Don't allow your government (wherever you may be) do that to you. 

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Re: the direction of tech
David Ashton   9/26/2013 8:34:35 PM
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@Mcsruff...I'd agree with you entirely, but you can substitute "Politicians" for "Socialists".   ANY politicians I have seen anywhere think they know better than their electors.  You seem to know a bit about Aussie politics.  How was it that John Howard - one of the best leaders Australia has had - was voted out?  Answer - because he got arrogant and tried to give his business mates too much power over their workforce.  He lost the balance.

Politicians seem to be the only workers who cannot be held to account by their employers (us).  Can you imagine a business that could only get rid of poorly performing workers every 3 years?   I don't say all politicians are bad, but a better way of holding them to account is badly needed.

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Re: the direction of tech
Caleb Kraft   9/26/2013 9:08:33 PM
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the reason I called it a staw man is because you keep calling me a socialist when I merely pointed out that there might be a negative side to one aspect of capitalism. If you can't see how you're jumping to wild conclusions to make your point then there's no reason for anyone to attempt logical discourse with you.

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