One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

9/28/13

Dylan Ratigan on Greensboro, North Carolina

"I believe we reject Communism because it historically has allowed a tiny group of people to consolidate complete control, in the process stifling competition, freedom and choice.

…a culture of exploitation and a small powerbase formed by cronyism and nepotism are the hallmarks of a communist system that steals from its citizenry.

And yet today we find ourselves in two distinctly different categories: those who are forced to compete tooth and nail each day to provide value to society in return for income for ourselves and our families and those who would instead use our lawmaking apparatus to help themselves to our tax money and/or to protect themselves from true competition.

If you allow weak, outdated players to take control of the government and change the rules so they are protected from the natural competition and reward systems that have created so many innovations in our country, you not only steal from the citizens on behalf of the least worthy but you also doom them by trapping the capital that would be used to generate new innovation and, most tangibly in our current situation, jobs.

…those powerful individuals have commandeered our government to unfairly sustain their wealth and power.

Unfortunately, they use our wealth and laws…, but also spend a small pittance of their ill-gotten gains lobbying and favor-trading with politicians so the government will continue to protect them from competition and their well-deserved failure.

Only true rules-based capitalism ensures constant adaptation and implementation of the latest and best practices for a given business, as those businesses that don't adapt fail and those who deploy the latest innovations to their customers benefit, prosper.

The concept of Communism is rightly reviled for the simple reason that it is blind to human nature, allowing a small group of individuals near-total control, while sticking everyone else with the same crappy systems -- and the bill."

Dylan Ratigan


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