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Post time 2017-12-27 18:53:56 |Display all floors
Liononthehunt Post time: 2017-12-27 18:27
China and a lot of non-western countries are doing the same thing.

Fair enough, and it is not so ...
Fair enough, and it is not something only the western countries are working towards.

No it's not. The difference is how it is being worked towards. Does it go people first, or the government first.

For better or worse, western democracies go people first, and the other entities (that you and also many westerners despise) have to somehow try to affect those people to get in the system.

Western democracy is more than about deciding the figures.

I believe that all else evolves around deciding those figures. From providing healthcare to bulding roads to mantaining a military. The wealthy could buy all that themselves, but state's role is to make sure the poorer have it too.

Of course there are so many issues around it, that if the core dilemma somehow suddenly disappeared, those surrounding issues would still remain, even without much real validity. THEN you would have just the circus remaining.

But for the time being and all foreseeable future, the core problem exists and it gives the surrounding "circus" a reason to exist as well.

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