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I like and respect real intellectuals

Posted by: Frenchy on September 20, 1999 at 02:25:42:

In Reply to: a collectivist sounding like a collectivist posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on September 17, 1999 at 20:35:49:

: : Not only one my friend, many. Collectivism on a large scale has to lead to disaster. You can point to Sweden and Germany to show that Socialism works well there, but I would only say "imagine how much higher the standard of living could be by decreasing socialism whereever possible. This would include any area where the individual could reasonably be expected to provide for himself." Decreased taxes is always a nice place to start, don't you think?

: Do you have any exmaple of where this worked at ensuring a better standrd of living for the majority of epopel. even one?

Yeah, a place called the U.S.A., the economy took off in the early eighty's and is still going great guns. Had something to do with the Reagan tax cuts.
Your comment about anti-intellectualism on my part? Not exactly accurate. I like and respect real intellectuals, not phony ones that espouse communism/socialism/collectivism/georgism/Liberation Theology. For those 'intellectuals' I can only wish for them a nice Maoist style collective somewhere.
Those who can do, those who can't teach. Get a job.

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