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    Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Meanwhile, back in the board room.......

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    You broke the thread streak

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    You broke the thread streak
    The strands were already broken. What were you goingn to do, head down tot the arts and crafts store to get some more?
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    Ahh crap I agree exactly with what FlagDude said.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    How about this for an idea... Kep, you'd never have to fund Mississippi again! https://mises.org/blog/what-if-taxpa...-federal-level
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    Ahh crap I agree exactly with what FlagDude said.
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    So flaggy: you win.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Holy ****. Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Holy ****. Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.
    Gives them a reliable food source for email buying??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Holy ****. Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.
    Wow. So much for Blue Apron.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    They just built one a few miles south of me in Woodbury. This could be a game changer if they can get prices under control.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Conservative tantrum in five, four, three...

    It has a long way to go, but Hawaii is now one step closer to adopting a full universal basic income for all its residents.

    Basic income — a plan under which the government would regularly send everyone in a given country/state/city/etc. money just for being alive — has been gaining a significant amount of interest in recent years, with trials ongoing or set to start in Finland, Ontario, and Kenya. The Hawaii state legislature has unanimous passed a concurrent resolution which sets up a “basic economy security working group” tasked with considering the idea.
    My estimate is UGBI will be US law within my lifetime. So, Congress, you're on the clock. You have roughly 30 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Conservative tantrum in five, four, three...
    Man's worst nature. Why work if somebody is paying for the essentials?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Man's worst nature. Why work if somebody is paying for the essentials?
    For the reason rich people work, and people do creative or humanitarian work that doesn't pay well. For fulfillment. To give something back. In a word, to be a human being rather than a drudge and a serf.

    The next step in society growing up will be to separate working or not working from normative judgments. In a world where prosperity is a universal condition, the enslavement of the poor to the rich will no longer be possible. And that makes people who were raised with our mindset as frightened as the people who were raised in a pre-democratic society were frightened of what universal political rights would mean.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Great idea. I believe in Star Trek poverty on Earth was eliminated sometimes in the late 2100's after the 3rd World War/Nuclear Holocaust.

    Problem is, every person who's ever had a lazy sibling or mooching uncle is going to say - "wait a minute, I'm paying for HIM???" Please consider how this will be exploited by our friends on the right to their benefit (electoral victories) and plan accordingly if this is to come to fruition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    Problem is, every person who's ever had a lazy sibling or mooching uncle is going to say - "wait a minute, I'm paying for HIM???" Please consider how this will be exploited by our friends on the right to their benefit (electoral victories) and plan accordingly if this is to come to fruition.
    Which is why it will take thirty years. We're probably rich enough to do it right now. Nixon seriously considered doing it in 1970. But the mindset will have to change -- technology and the development of new philosophies renders old workviews obsolete, but it's not magic -- it takes time and mostly it takes the older generations dying off. Civilizations develop and change their people (and vice versa) over time. Until the 18th century slavery was just a "fact of life." Wage slavery now is the same, and in the future it will be regarded as just as ghastly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Man's worst nature. Why work if somebody is paying for the essentials?
    Meh, let them figure that out on their own. We just need to say "No" when they run out of other people's money and start looking for a bailout.
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    So flaggy: you win.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    IOC delivers a whopper of a surprise

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/busines...r&_gsc=CLfuz7V

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    http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/busines...r&_gsc=CLfuz7V
    And THAT'S what happens when the hookers and blow don't get there on time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Holy ****. Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.
    Bezos: Alexa, buy me something from Whole Foods.

    Alexa: Buying Whole Foods.

    Bezos: Crap.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Haha. Seems legit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Haha. Seems legit.
    Either way... someone overpaid for Whole Foods again. Walked through a Whole Foods once, and quickly found out why it's called "Whole Paycheck."
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

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    Either way... someone overpaid for Whole Foods again. Walked through a Whole Foods once, and quickly found out why it's called "Whole Paycheck."
    I guarantee you that prices will change once Bezos takes over. It's not like the prices will drop in half, but they'll come down from current levels. Bezos prides himself, almost to a fault, on quantity of services and goods provided. He's done it by razor-thin margins on most things he sells. Whole Foods likely won't go to that extreme, based upon brand expectations, but they won't keep the same pricing structure as they have now.
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