More proof in favor of free markets

Ugh…this movie a night thing is killing me.  I should have done some prep work in September (which I will be using November for to work on the Christmas movie list)…and this has taken time from writing more philosophically based blogs.  I’m sorry.  I know that’s why most of you come here.  In the mean time I will let someone else do the talking…

And I don’t agree with this guys goals, I’m more an individual Happiness person than a social justice guy, I’m not opposed to the concept but it is not my goal (but then again I”m a conservative not a libertarian), but I can see where it could win some of you over (I think he also misinterprets Adam Smith and Milton Friedman who talked about how capitalism is better for the poor as a great side effect, not as the primary reason to adopt it) and if it gets the free market I want, who am I to complain.

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10 responses to “More proof in favor of free markets

  1. “And I don’t agree with this guys goals, I’m more a individual happiness person than a social justice guy, I’m not opposed to the concept but it is not my goal (but then again I”m a conservative not a libertarian), but I can see where it could win some of you over (I think he also misinterprets Adam Smith and Milton Friedman who talked about how capitalism is better for the poor as a great side effect, not as the primary reason to adopt it) and if it gets the free market I want, who am I to complain.”

    I wish you well…but truly…this type of thinking has to go…it didn’t work…we must find a higher vision. Take care man.

    • Oh, I know I’m going to regret getting into another argument with an idiot…but…what’s a higher vision than human Happiness and Enlightenment? How can you take care of people if you don’t have a goal of where you want them to reach?

      Oh and thanks for ignoring the point of the blog that free markets benefit everyone in every socioeconomic class.

  2. LOL…don’t worry…I know you well…should I follow your lead as to the goal?

  3. Let me ask a simple question Chris. Have you ever played competitive team sports?

    • Coached softball, but no team sports have never been my thing. I do fence.

      I assume this is going to go to the everyone can only succeed if everyone works together schtick? (Flawed argument that that is).

  4. Yes…kind of like that. You have your superstar or two…that should be rewarded…the good players…the ok players…and the below par players that may sit on the bench often…but yes…everyone works to the goal or goals…only a a team wins championships…not individuals.

    • But…why do people play sports? It’s not for the win, at least it shouldn’t be if they’re psychologically healthy. It should be because they enjoy it, because they have fun. It’s a game, and games are supposed to be fun. For professional it’s also a job that helps pay their bills, but as everyone should enjoy their job there is no contradiction there. Again if someone does their best, they should still be able to feel pride in their performance, even if their team didn’t win. And if the only goal is to win then that suggests that the person who did not give their all should still be proud of a win, which goes against reason. Yes someone who sat on the bench should feel the empathetic joy for their teammates if their team wins, but they shouldn’t feel the same pride as if they had contributed to that win.

      People play sports because they want to have fun, to push themselves to be their, for leisure. All of which are requirements for Happiness.

      When you focus only on the win, you see the psychologically destructive behavior of obsession with fame, poor sportsmasnship, cheating. All of which are antithetical to Happiness. And your statement about “only a team wins championships” is indicative of that psychologically harmful attitude. You have the wrong goal. It should be do my best, have fun first and foremost and winning as second tier goal that grows out of the first two.

      I coached a softball team, those girls didn’t win a single game, but they had fun, and by the end of the season they were giving their all. The solid losses didn’t detract from that.

      But again what is a higher goal than Happiness, which is a goal that can only be accomplished by the individual and the choices they make for themselves?

  5. I coached a little league team this year. We also didn’t win many games:) I worked very hard with each kid to improve from where they started the year and the team as a whole made great strides. Indeed winning isn’t everything but when we did win they were very very happy.

    I guess my view of the world that I wish for is that of a team striving for team goals. My ideal world would be like a symphony. Individual goals…indeed…but also larger more poetic goals for the team. I think that is what is currently missing.

    Have a good weekend.

    • Sounds nice, but any larger goal can only be achieved when individual work to their own ends and their own Happiness.

      Yes it is currently missing, probably because people are repeatedly told they are not responsible for their life; told not supposed to think about their own want, needs, and Happiness; told to be give what they have earned without concern for who it goes it in some sick perversion of the virtue of charity (https://conservativenewager.wordpress.com/2009/12/25/the-virtue-of-charity/). By not placing their own happiness first and foremost is what causes the larger problems.

      Which taking it back to the actual topic of this blog, the free market is the only system that encourages personal Happiness and responsibility and is thus the only one that actually sees progress and improvement for all of its members. History has repeatedly show that anytime you sacrifice the rights and needs of the individual to some “great goal” you get lots and lots of problems.

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