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by richardtod
Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Left to the free market, end up with horse meat burgers
Replies: 63
Views: 11654

Re: Left to the free market, end up with horse meat burgers

:roll: Bob would have us believe that voluntary exchanges somehow rule out greed. They don't (and I don't believe he is so naïve as to think they do). Listen, every time one person buys something from another person, and nobody puts a gun to anybody's head, you have a voluntary exhange that benefit...
by richardtod
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Left to the free market, end up with horse meat burgers
Replies: 63
Views: 11654

Re: Left to the free market, end up with horse meat burgers

The free market provides the environment for fraud. It creates the desire for wealth at any cost. "Greed is Great". Laws try to prevent fraud and misuse of the system but the rewards are too high and people take the risk. e.g. The banking crisis. The suffering this creates is not justified. Better a...
by richardtod
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm a philosophy virgin
Replies: 87
Views: 16960

Re: I'm a philosophy virgin

All, thanks for the welcome. Looking forward to partaking in the debates. Welcome to the forum. Just don't expect a warm welcome, this is carnage! Philosophers can be really nasty just as you know! And not a few of them are rather dreamy Not too worried about the carnage. I come from the Glasgow sch...
by richardtod
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm a philosophy virgin
Replies: 87
Views: 16960

I'm a philosophy virgin

Many years ago (about 40 years actually) I read "Thinking to Some Purpose" by Prof Susan Stebbings. I already had an interest in politics and her book showed me how to question what I read or heard. I became disillusioned by the nonsense, lies and obvious twisted logic used by the media and many pol...