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To: A. Pole
Please stop the fear-mongering. That should be the province of the left. This country is in better economic shape today than it has been at any time in history, precisely because we have been willing to adapt and refused to close our system to outsiders.

If doctors, nurses, systems analysts, engineers and the like are mere servants, then I would say there is great honor in service.

In the United States of America, there are plenty of avenues open for someone who wants to break out of poverty, or the working class. You have to get past the hucksters and charlatans to find the path but it is there if you wish to find it. A practically-free education is available. Open access to worldwide markets is available in just about every industry you could name.

The world economy is like electricity flowing all around you, and all you have to do is make a decision to plug into it to participate. Placing more legal restrictions on the economy would only harm those who seek upward mobility, not help them.

Maybe you'll find a more receptive audience at DU. Over here we like ingenuity and hard work, and think it should be rewarded.

20 posted on 04/18/2007 8:29:49 AM PDT by massadvj
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To: massadvj

No to denigrate your point at all and I don’t deny what you say at all. But don’t you need a trade surplus for this to be effective? Right now our economy is operating at a net loss(correct me if I’m wrong) which is sustained by an influx of foreign capital. What would happen if, say, capital found a better place to go? Could the American economy sustain itself?


22 posted on 04/18/2007 8:34:44 AM PDT by ketsu
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To: massadvj

How much I wish/hope that you are right.


26 posted on 04/18/2007 8:39:29 AM PDT by A. Pole (FReeper: "So trade did not hurt the Indians who sold Manhattan for $24 dollars worth of trinkets?")
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To: massadvj
If doctors, nurses, systems analysts, engineers and the like are mere servants, then I would say there is great honor in service.

These professions arn't what they used to be. Unless your some kind of specialist, they are middle class income jobs.

27 posted on 04/18/2007 8:44:57 AM PDT by Realism (Some believe that the facts-of-life are open to debate.....)
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To: massadvj
Well said. Free trade is like electricity in the global economy. The more wealth moves and is spent, the more income generated by the same amount of money. I worry more about the fortitude and honor of the West. Why didn’t more people fight back at VT. I understand the shooter lined people up against the wall like NAZIs. Also, the British sailors did not show strength. Is this a problem for our younger generation?
75 posted on 04/18/2007 11:02:26 AM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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