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Initial post: 18 Feb 2013 10:06:34 GMT
It seems like two forces drive the world...difficulty and disappointment...

In my experience human beings are becoming more and more difficult in daily life, more demanding, more awkward...and also they get more and more disappointed by capitalism's failure to "make 'em happy"..."make 'em smile"..."make 'em feel grreaaat"!

Solutions?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 10:35:41 GMT
AJ Murray says:
You're getting old. Subscribe to the Daily Mail for a morning rant full of fury and cant.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 10:55:19 GMT
easytiger says:
Sell e's.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 12:21:24 GMT
Ian says:
"In my experience human beings are becoming more and more difficult in daily life, more demanding, more awkward.."

Human beings haven't changed, you're just getting old.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 12:39:01 GMT
kraka says:
easytiger hi

You say, "Sell e's.

What are e's?

Signed......mystified.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 12:44:25 GMT
Dan Fante says:
They're good. Ask Mr C.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 12:50:38 GMT
Ian says:
Is that who people mean when they talk about the C of E?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 14:02:25 GMT
Well maybe it's because 'Capitalism' is only a bit of the economy, Simone. When you've accounted for the 50% run by the state, charities and the self employed and small businesses like your shop, there's only a bit that can be called 'capitalist' even by any stretch of your rabid imagination dear. Could it be that what's needed is a 100% Capitalist economy?

Could it be that people don't feel great because that's the human condition, or the condition of some humans...they were born like it and nothing you can wish upon them will change it dearie.

Could it be that you are spouting a load of rollocks...that most folk are no more, no less unhappy now than most folk were in days of yore? As AJM posted you could have a terminal case of meldrew's syndrome...go and get yourself a selection of beige cavalry twill slacks with slightly flared bottoms and tan button cardigans dear.

Could it be it's crap social values like what they get from the telly that's making them feel rubbish? Too much One-Show-Master-Chef-Strictly-X-Factor sh**e.

Could it be the wonderful welfare state that promises to take care of your every need has turned people into hopeless blobs who take little responsibility for themselves but expect THEM to make their lives lovely?

Lots of possibilities, if it is real that is, why pick on 'capitalism'?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 14:06:09 GMT
Bold words...

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 14:12:41 GMT
easytiger says:
You can understand the fount-creature's attitude. Imagine having had a wonderful capitalist life, made a bit of dough and decide to go for a healthier lifestyle. Being confronted by plastic sacks full of cardboard, dull looking cannisters full of dried beans, phials of 'drugs' which wouldn't give a flea a hit and the inevitable snake-oil montage looking like the cover of a Todd Rundgren LP, well, you would be a miserable so and so wouldn't you?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 14:21:04 GMT
Hang about. What are you on about? I was merely raising some possibilities for discussion. And poking fun at some of the silly assumptions behind your proposition.

Posted on 18 Feb 2013 14:53:27 GMT
Dan Fante says:
Deeply Disappointed at the subject matter.

Posted on 18 Feb 2013 14:57:11 GMT
easytiger says:
Diagonally Distraught?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 14:59:30 GMT
Beloved...your never ending waffle about how this country is not capitalist is boringly stupid...we are surrounded by...

Private banks
Supermarkets
Big Pharma
Privatised utilities

....etc...

Posted on 18 Feb 2013 15:03:41 GMT
easytiger says:
Town Halls
Civil Servants
50% of the workforce directly or indirectly employed by the government.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 15:10:25 GMT
Beloved...please provide the source of your assertion re the % of the economy run by the state.

Posted on 18 Feb 2013 15:13:21 GMT
easytiger says:
Whaaat? You want a 'Margaret'?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 15:16:13 GMT
Dan Fante says:
That figure seems a bit high. Sauce?

Posted on 18 Feb 2013 15:19:36 GMT
easytiger says:
Ok then I'll admit I pressed 5 instead of 4. 40%. No arguments with that is there? In fact in places such as Newcastle it is actually 50%.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 15:23:29 GMT
More unadulterated rollocks from The Funtoy one. LOL!

Dearie we are surrounded by the NHS one of the World's biggest employers, state education, loads of town hall and gov workers, etc., etc. 50% of our income is confiscated by our gov...how capitalist is that?

Now dearie tell me how many of us are employed by big pharma and what proportion of the economy they represent. I won't hold my breath waiting for an answer...you never supply one when requested.

You are talking out of your ar*e because the big capitalism you seem so paranoid about is only part of, not most of, our fine UKeydonkleyland economy.

Btw when have I ever said, there's no capitalism anymore? There's not much of it though, because what you call capitalism is not, it's gov regulated corporatism. The owners of the capitalist companies you are obsessed about are mainly ordinary folk through their pension and insurance funds.

....etc...

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 15:25:55 GMT
Gov taxes away half of what we earn to spend on things it knows we need, LOL.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 15:26:24 GMT
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Dan Fante says:
Seeing as you haven't provided a source I have no idea as to the veracity of your claims. I'm not denying certain places have high percentages of public sector jobs but even 40% sounds high to me for the UK as a whole (even accounting for the 'indirectly' bit). Not saying it isn't correct, I just wondered where you got the info from.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 15:38:03 GMT
easytiger says:
I think you'll find 40% is the low point and is generally accepted by people of all political persuasions. Check up gov figures they issue every year. Gov expenditure as % of GDP or something like that. Even better, look at the job pages in the Guardian a few years back. Me I'm off to pub.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 15:53:12 GMT
Dan Fante says:
Government expenditure as %-age of GDP is a different thing though. E.g. a massive amount could be spent on a relatively small amount of actual jobs for something like defence contracts.
Anyway, since you quoted the figure, the burden is upon you to back it up.

Posted on 18 Feb 2013 16:10:28 GMT
easytiger says:
Don't need to-it's common knowledge. Definately off to pub.
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