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spike
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A theory

Post by spike » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:24 am

Good book out there by Aaron James called "Assholes: A Theory".

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Re: A theory

Post by artisticsolution » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:16 pm

spike wrote:Good book out there by Aaron James called "Assholes: A Theory".
LOL Love the title!

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Re: A theory

Post by Dalek Prime » Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:55 am

If everyone got behind this book, I think it could be the start of a world-wide movement. :oops:

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Re: A theory

Post by spike » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:57 pm

One good chapter is "Asshole Capitalism".

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Re: A theory

Post by Dalek Prime » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:05 am

spike wrote:One good chapter is "Asshole Capitalism".
There are other kinds of capitalism?

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Re: A theory

Post by spike » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:17 am

There are other kinds of capitalism?
Yes!

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Re: A theory

Post by tbieter » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:35 pm

What is the theory?

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Re: A theory

Post by Dalek Prime » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:25 pm

spike wrote:
There are other kinds of capitalism?
Yes!
:shock: :roll:

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Re: A theory

Post by spike » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:19 am

The book identifies Donald Trump as an asshole. He is a good example of asshole capitalism, how he does business.

Now, a Bill Gates is not an asshole capitalist. One senses that he made his money in a more legitimate way. He never went bankrupt like Trump did or manipulated the system like Trump has. Gates gives lots of money to charitable causes. Trump doesn't.

The book calls it a theory because it is still open ended as to who constitutes and asshole. It's like the theory of evolution, which is a pretty solid theory but not complete.

Most assholes are men but there are asshole women, like Sarah Palin or Ann Coulter. (We can all be assholes at times.) One thing that constitutes an asshole is their sense of entitlement, thinking they deserve things when they don't. Someone who weave in an out in traffic is an asshole.

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