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Post time 2012-2-21 01:39:35 |Display all floors
Chinese government should keep a close eye on the Chinese rich; as soon as a rich Chinese person uses his wealth to harm the Chinese people for his own gain, he should immediately be executed.  Don't let China become like the West where most rich people are psychopathic criminals.

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Post time 2012-2-21 04:35:09 |Display all floors
Capitalism destroyed the American dream and turned it into the American nightmare; now many Americans live in third world conditions while a few are super rich.
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Post time 2012-2-21 05:41:51 |Display all floors
markwu Post time: 2012-2-20 02:32
There are at least two kinks in capitalism.

One is that while it increases demand and thus wages,  ...

There's an easy fix for the concentration of wealth. A fair tax system.

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Post time 2012-2-21 12:26:30 |Display all floors
Astornomy Post time: 2012-2-20 16:25
There are better models that can be created: integrate the best aspects of each economic model to sy ...

Such a system is called fascism.
And it's been proven to not work.
China itself practices state capitalism to a much higher
degree than most of the other Western Nations of
similar economic situations.
CHina now is where the US was 100 years go economically.
A thin layer of industrialization spread over the cake of a
mostly piece work national economy.
Give it another 15 years, and then we're talking actual socialist capitalist.
Cold Rests the Heart of Darkness.

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Post time 2012-2-21 14:13:01 |Display all floors
redob Post time: 2012-2-21 12:26
Such a system is called fascism.
And it's been proven to not work.
China itself practices state c ...

What does fascism mean?  Can you please explain?  Thanks.

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Post time 2012-2-21 14:20:09 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Astornomy at 2012-2-21 14:23
robert237 Post time: 2012-2-21 05:41
There's an easy fix for the concentration of wealth. A fair tax system.

Here is my personality: I would be extremely ashamed to accept millions of dollars in salary.  If I was the CEO of a major Chinese company, I would not take such a high salary.  I would feel so ashamed that while most Chinese people live average lives, I am living the life of a king, sitting on a thrown in a golden castle with no worries, paid for by the millions I get in my yearly salary and capital gains.  Who am I to live that much better than all my fellow countrymen?  I would feel like a criminal, a traitor, a psychopath: I would emotionally crumble with guilt and shame.  Thus, I would only accept a few hundred thousand a year at most if my company was doing well.  All profits would be invested back in research and development, fair pay to all employees, and fair benefits.   The rest would go to taxes.

So the question is: why don't the rest of the Chinese millionaires feel the way I would?  Something must be wrong with their brains, and they must be inspected.  I don't expect the West to ever feel this way, but I've always expected more from China; I've always had higher standards for them.

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Post time 2012-2-21 14:30:14 |Display all floors
This post was edited by robert237 at 2012-2-20 22:30
Astornomy Post time: 2012-2-20 22:20
Here is my personality: I would be extremely ashamed to accept millions of dollars in salary.  If I ...

You may as well ask why people become addicted to morphine. It's such a wonderful drug if you need
it for surgery or to help control pain from severe trauma. But if you take it without a real need and in
excessive doses it can be orgasmic. Money is the same way.
Rich people are nothing more than money junkies.
Placing fair taxes on the rich will not stop them from making money any more than placing high taxes
on morphine or heroin will stop a junkie from doing whatever it takes to buy more at any price.
The defining characteristic of both heroin addiction and money addiction is simple.
The ONLY thing the two want is MORE!!!
Fair taxation is the answer. It won't stem the obsession for MORE but it will provide more money
for the people who actually do the work.

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