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Comment stop it already (Score 1) 524

This thread and series of modded-up comments proves that the majority of Slashdot users have no idea how financial markets work, nor how they enable society to progress to the level it has achieved today. Go back to your little cubicle to write code, go home to your wives, 2.5 kids and white picket fences, and stop making a fools out of yourselves. You made the choice to work for steady, meager wages, so stop complaining about people who make real contributions to the world and sign your 150k/year paycheques.

Comment Re:they STARVE genius if they don't buy the flour (Score 1) 574

Profit is a sign that a market is inefficient. All free markets are continually moving to a point where there is no profit. I, for one, like the fact that i don't live in a "Soviet Russia" where there are shortages. In a nice country, there are no shortages, and i find it pleasant that i know that there is always a ticket i can buy. The marginal utility of said ticket is higher for me than the others who think it's stupid to buy the ticket for that price. What can i do? Nothing needs to be done.

Comment Re:Am I alone or (Score 1) 424

Isn't the price of food in supermarkets already marked up to account for the cost of energy involved in bringing it from rural areas to distribution points, to warehouses, to supermarket shelves, to your pantry and then to your mouth?

Comment Re:Science or Religion? (Score 1) 1136

What's interesting is that sea levels rose by 300 feet in the past 11,000 years. What makes people think they are the pinnacle of this trend and that it stops here? We have lived with rising sea levels and adapted. I look forward to global warming and believe it will be beneficial to humanity with greater crop yields, lower costs of heating, and greater areas of arable land.

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