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Allan: Please take this thread to the Lugforum where it belongs. Thank You, Jim - http://www.hemenway.com allan yates wrote: > > Matthew Powell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Apr 18, 2004, at 11:38 AM, allan yates wrote: > >>Apparently in the minds of these people, financial success = evil. > > > Corporations profiting at the expense of local small businesses, > exploiting their employees and suppliers as far as they can? Evil's a > bit strong, but I'm certainly opposed > > 1. If your employer is exploiting you, there is a remedy: QUIT. Find another > Find another job, or start your own business. > > >>The world business haters are at their core socialists, masquerading >>as "compassionate liberals" and "progressives." The success of >>Starbucks proves once again that the free enterprise system works, and >>that America works. > > > It doesn't work for the local coffeeshops who can't compete with the > Starbucks onslaught, does it? > > 2. In my area, we have three Starbucks. None of the small, locally owned > coffee houses have gone down the tubes as a result. This may not be the case everywhere, but the fact remains that some perservere regardless. > > >>It also proves that socialism is a failure for everyone except >>aspiring autocrats who are greedy for power and those who are >>"entitled" to the fruits of everyone else's labor while they do >>nothing of value. > > > Gosh, where were you when I had to go in for advising at university - I > could have saved myself a lot of trouble by just majoring in autocracy. > If only I had known. > > 3. Ah! Ridicule from the alleged enlightened and intellectually superior - > what a surprise.