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To: RightOnline
Your rearrrangement of the headline was excellent. Every now and again a FReeper puts up a perfect post. This woman's "thinking" is right out of the pages of Karl Marx. She believes in "the dictatrship of the proletariat."

She knows, better than the people themselves, what they really want. Therefore, she and her fellow petty dictators have the "right" to tell the world what to do. And she claims the problem of the West is "greed." Does she think that the Robert Mugabes of this world are murdering, lying, thieving thugs out of the "goodness of their hearts"? Could "greed" be present among dictators? Your average African dictator makes Ken Lay of Enron look like a boy scout. (Actually, let's not restrict that to Africa. Arafat's stolen and stashed away about $1.3 billion. That sounds a tad -- what is the word -- greedy?

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23 posted on 09/09/2002 4:50:28 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob
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To: Congressman Billybob
she claims the problem of the West is "greed."

Just shows how ignorant these people are.
What they see as "greed" is the basic human nature to try to advance ourselves and increase our standard of living. "Greed" alone does not accomplish this - hard work, and the exceeding efficiency generated by a free capitalist society are what increases the standard of living for everyone.

Capitalism may use the "most" resources, but it also is the engine for the most efficient use of resources.

I need further statistics on this, but -
that old saw about "America is 5% of the world's population and uses 25% of the resources" or some such. The rest of the statistic is never quoted. America produces over 30? (need this number) percent of the world's gross output of goods and services. This points to the overwhelming efficiency of the free capitalistic system that is the engine of liberty and standard of living.

I need numbers for other countries - how much of the world's resources do they use to produce what reduced amount of the world's output?

50 posted on 09/09/2002 6:31:56 AM PDT by MrB
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