“The difference here is Rick G. knows from whence he speaks. He lives or lived here in Brazil. You, on the other hand, are just spouting talking points like a college freshman who just read the Cliff Notes on Marx.”
boehnerstan on May 22, 2014 at 13:05:02
“Pointing out the abject failure of unregulated and corrupt capitalism is a service to real capitalism. Allowing fascist oligarchies to masquerade as merit based and ethical models of capitalism is the opposite of economic freedom.
Rick G. was agreeing with what I said:
" Literally. I'll be the first to admit what you wrote is generally true".
People like you essentially require a black or white option based on your pre-conditioned ideological beliefs. That is, anything negative said about capitalism is 'Marxist'. Pretty rigid, to say the least.”
“No, I'm just saying: you paint this picture of Brazil as though it were Bangledesh or some place similar. I have lived in Brazil for the last 15 years and have 2 businesses and let me tell you, the laws DO need to be re-worked but to be made more business friendly. The tax laws are archaic and it is almost impossible to fire someone without paying them a GD fortune.
Also, I was in a grumpier mood when I wrote that first comment. I could have picked my words more artfully. My bad.”
“The only thing I care about is when people say, "I could care less". For that means, there are things they are capable of caring less about. Anywhere someone uses the dreaded "could care less" I root it out and correct the phrase. Couldn't care less, for there is literally no way for me to care less about whatever subject is at hand.
For the record, though- I am interested in this story.”