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rebelfury76 July 11th, 2013 9:08am

Someone always gets the screw job in democracy.

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Octopus
07/11/13 4:08 pm

Someone always gets the screw job everywhere.

NUwriter
07/11/13 9:11 pm

They really don't. Voluntary exchanges don't occur unless both sides think it will benefit them. As such, the unhampered market in not the zero sum game that government is,

Octopus
07/11/13 10:28 pm

Not sure I understand what you're saying. The screw job isn't necessarily always voluntary, but there's always a job no one deeply wants to do but someone HAS to fill it. Correct?

Octopus
07/11/13 10:29 pm

Even the free market possesses jobs that someone people don't necessarily want but have to do, because that's the niche they fill. Regardless of government.

NUwriter
07/12/13 4:10 am

Octopus - if there's a job that no one deeply wants to do, then the employer will have to compensate for that. These types of jobs that no one wants to do tend to pay more than ones people do want to do.

NUwriter
07/12/13 4:12 am

Let me try to clarify. If two people are going to make a trade (product for product, product for money, money for labor), each side must value what the other is offering more than what they are giving up - as otherwise they will reject the trade.

NUwriter
07/12/13 4:13 am

My point is that when government is involved, no matter the type, someone will be screwed over - but this is not the case on the free market.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/11/13 10:21 am

Of course. It's the person with the least popular view on a given issue. But that could be said of any form of governance.

Fjolsvin Midgard
07/11/13 7:27 am

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch."
Ben Franklin

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Fjolsvin Midgard
07/11/13 8:28 am

Wiki quote has it as lunch as does American history central. I do like the rest of it that is not often quoted. "Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote. "

Diogenes FreeMeBe
07/11/13 4:37 am

You just answered your previous question.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/11/13 2:28 am

Get a small enough group or an oddly collimated populace of responsible people, and it works.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/11/13 2:50 am

So what about on a huge land mass encompassing over 300,000,000 who are forced to participate?