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Republican faith is misplaced
Published on September 29, 2008 By Calor In Democrat

The Republican faith in free markets has always struck me as being odd given that in every other place, man has long concluded that randomness is definitively inferior to things guided by intelligent beings.

Given how many Republicans believe in "intelligent design" it seems ironic that when it comes to economics, Republicans are strict evolutionists.

The economy is like a garden. If you just let it run wild and free, eventually it'll get taken over with weeds and the best part of it will fail. That's because a garden, unlike a wild field, is measured based on how well it produces certain things based on human subjectivity.

Similarly, the economy should be helping society as a whole. Too much interference and you can end up ruining the whole thing, just like with a garden. But like a garden, intelligent beings should be carefully managing it to weed out undesireable elements where undesireable is defined as things that are harmful to society.  The entity best placed to manage the economy is the federal government whose members are voted in by society at large.

Most people recognize that the economy exists to serve society, not the other way around. That's why Democrats are more trusted with the economy than Republicans. This financial crisis is a solid reminder of this fact.


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on Sep 29, 2008

Using your analogy....

 

Republicans (the conservative type) believe that the gardner is responsible for the care of their garden.  This puts the success in the gardner's hands.

 

Democrats believe that the gardner is too ignorant to know how to care for the garden and feels the imparative need to tell him how to do it.  The democrats (who aren't gardners by trade) continue to impose their ideology of how to garden on the gardner should do things begins to render the gardner useless. 

 

 

 

on Sep 29, 2008

The Republican faith in free markets has always struck me as being odd given that in every other place, man has long concluded that randomness is definitively inferior to things guided by intelligent beings.

OK so when you find intelligent beings on the Democrat side, let me know.

Given how many Republicans believe in "intelligent design" it seems ironic that when it comes to economics, Republicans are strict evolutionists.

That's an interesting concept but I don't recall the economy having a "likeness" to God so I don't see why we would treat it as an "intelligent design", especially when it was created by those who are obviously imperfect, us.

The economy is like a garden. If you just let it run wild and free, eventually it'll get taken over with weeds and the best part of it will fail. That's because a garden, unlike a wild field, is measured based on how well it produces certain things based on human subjectivity.

Actually, to be more precise, the economy is like a lot of gardens. Like AD said, For each garden a gardner is responsible to make sure the bad stuff stay out to keep the good stuff from dying. If we don't depened on a single people to do so many things, why would we expect the Gov't to handle so many Gardens?

Similarly, the economy should be helping society as a whole. Too much interference and you can end up ruining the whole thing, just like with a garden. But like a garden, intelligent beings should be carefully managing it to weed out undesireable elements where undesireable is defined as things that are harmful to society.  The entity best placed to manage the economy is the federal government whose members are voted in by society at large.

Yes, it should be helping our society as a whole, but not being controlled by a single entity. The garden needs to be able to expand and the gardner is there to help it florish. A single entity can not look over many gardens, this is something obvious.

Most people recognize that the economy exists to serve society, not the other way around. That's why Democrats are more trusted with the economy than Republicans. This financial crisis is a solid reminder of this fact.

I find it funny you mention Democrats and trusted in the same sentence when this whole housing crysis has been proven to be their fault. Not that you will admit it or aren't currently admitting.

on Oct 02, 2008

While I disagree with your economic analysis, I do think it funny that free market republicans like bush give every subsidy in the world  possible to farmers and no one gets mad.  LOl farmers dont even pay taxes.

on Oct 02, 2008

LOl farmers dont even pay taxes.


It is quite clear you are not a farmer.

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