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Comment: Re:As long as the opportunity is equal (Score 1) 9

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#48538481) Attached to: The Leonine Contract

Not freely. Restaurants and daycares are regulated by the state, using laws written by larger businesses. They are limited in their ability to compete. Not sure about bicycle shops, but there is a reason why the price is going up, and it isn't because the technology has really changed in the last 75 years or so. Startup costs will prevent businesses from being opened, unless they are extremely minimal.

Comment: Re:As long as the opportunity is equal (Score 1) 9

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#48523639) Attached to: The Leonine Contract

"As long as the opportunity to start your own business is equal"

There's only one sub-industry I can think of today where that is true, and I've yet to meet anybody who is making a living at it (though, in that sub industry, cell phone app authorship, there have been some big short-term winners, most of them produce fad and fashion, not trend).

Comment: A, B, P (Score 1) 20

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#48482161) Attached to: [TCM] Communist Manifesto Reading Club, Part 5

The problem with Karl Marx, as with most economists of any stripe, is they are incredibly short sighted, and cannot see beyond the present generation very easily.

Thus B replaced A (Aristocrats) by revolution and good business sense, just a generation or three before Karl lived. So he expected P would replace B eventually (because that's what progress means). He failed to take into account original sin, thus B & P really aren't that much better than A, the feudal lords they replaced.

Comment: Re:Who doesn't (Score 1) 11

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#48478879) Attached to: x is bad for x?

Ron Wyden I see as giving in quite quickly. He ran on the idea of being a Hatfield type conservative, bucking the party that endorsed him, and then morphed into yet another party hack after he was elected, paying back those who pay for his campaigns.

Same with Rand Paul, he's just got a different set of donors than most Republicans, which can appear to be solid beliefs when they really aren't.

The flip side of corporate political campaigns, is that good businessmen don't spend money without a significant return on investment, for anything.

Comment: Re:I blame racism (Score 1) 4

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#48470605) Attached to: Ferguson 2

except Natalie, of Natalie's Cakes N More bakery, is African American.

I notice that a bunch of rich white conservatives though got together to support her:

The only thing faster than the rioting, is this GoFundMe account, in which she's not only got back the $20,000 needed to rebuild her bakery, but a good year's salary in the bank besides.

Comment: Re:This is the voice of world control. (Score 1) 106

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#48450315) Attached to: Nuclear Weapons Create Their Own Security Codes With Radiation

Love it, but a nuclear warhead going off in a silo, especially where the United States and the old Soviet Union put most silos, is a meh.

It'll do a lot of damage to the silo. It will kill the people in the silo. It *might* poison the groundwater for a couple of miles radius. But that's it.

Mediocrity finds safety in standardization. -- Frederick Crane