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Old 12-01-2008, 09:37 AM
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While you current prime minister is not very popular, I think he is a much smarter guy than his sunnyboy predecessor
All big problems of this century, global heating, financial order and overpopulation/food scarcity can only be solved by working together IMO.
Oh, he's definitely 'happier' so to speak, when dealing with economic matters like this. Although I don't know what support his ideas are getting from other corners - obviously the US is in favour of it's free trade idea etc.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:43 AM
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Sure, that is an economicst's view, don't change the people but change the rules. Imagine we would put the polcie into mothballs. Most people might still be nice, but some will start to not play by the book and quickly things will become very ugly.
Think about countries torn apart in civil wars involving horrible atrocities. Are those people evil or mroe immorale than we? No, they just have no rules and no enforcement of rules. Trying to create the "good man" was the big socialistic experiment. No need to tell how it ended.
If some rules are poorly designed, let's talk about the rules and change them. Most important is to create equal opportunities. This does not imply Robin Hodd like redistribution, but offering each one the same chances in the education system. And, most important at least here in Germany, changing the damned laws for stock companies. The CEO of company A is the police officer in company B and vice versa. And if he is lucky he even may bribe someone in company C in country D to sell his stuff and then become advisor of chancellorette E
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:44 AM
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Oh, he's definitely 'happier' so to speak, when dealing with economic matters like this. Although I don't know what support his ideas are getting from other corners - obviously the US is in favour of it's free trade idea etc.
Well the plan about how to deal with the financial crisis looks better than the US plan, so London might survive longer than NY
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Now we are talking, Horatio.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:48 AM
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I think totally unhindered business is not anywhere near a good thing. Checks and balances are needed.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:01 AM
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I think that's politicians wanting to look as if they are responding fast, it's easier to just bring in new legislation in a rush than take time to really look at the problem and, as you say, work from that.
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