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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Sociopathic behavior expresses itself in many different ways; they don't have to be political Neanderthals.
    True. But if we judge say 70%+ of the people out there as a (insert negative stereotype)...don't at some point we become the dbag?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    True. But if we judge say 70%+ of the people out there as (insert negative stereotype)...don't at some point we become the dbag?
    Sociopathic behavior isn't a guarantee that someone will become a dbag. Some people are that way that go down as great heroes in our history books. (I'm thinking Benjamin Franklin and George S. Patton as two examples.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Sociopathic behavior isn't a guarantee that someone will become a dbag. Some people are that way that go down as great heroes in our history books. (I'm thinking Benjamin Franklin and George S. Patton as two examples.)
    As a clinic term...but unfortunately, society more frequently uses it in derogatory terms.

    Sociopaths are people who have little to no conscience. They will lie, cheat, steal and manipulate others for their own benefit. They know exactly what they are doing, they just don't care because they don't think that way. https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...term=Sociopath
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    Re: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 8: Bezos Takes Over the World

    Describes Wall Street and most of DC to a T, AFAIC. So yes, I will stand by my previous statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Describes Wall Street and most of DC to a T, AFAIC. So yes, I will stand by my previous statement.
    I was wondering who was arguing which point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Describes Wall Street and most of DC to a T, AFAIC. So yes, I will stand by my previous statement.
    There's a study that found many CEOs exhibit sociopathic traits out there somewhere. Doesn't surprise me at all.

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    My dad quotes that often.

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    Re: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 8: Bezos Takes Over the World

    Well, we pay how much for a simple cup of coffee??

    https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/b...501631141.html

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    Well, we pay how much for a simple cup of coffee??

    https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/b...501631141.html
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    This was a fcking awesome own.
    There needs to be two stories a day like this one and the one with the government going after Floyd Mayweather for failing to disclose he was getting paid to rep a company through his twitter account, until the public rises up and dumps every "influencer" in a hole in the ground and fills it in with dirt.
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    https://www.wsj.com/articles/steel-i...ier-1544026313

    Foreign steelmakers have been subjected since March to 25% tariffs in the U.S. Instead of isolating imported steel as the most expensive in the market, domestic steel producers have raised their prices by as much or more, moves that have generated higher profits for those steelmakers and driven up costs for U.S. manufacturers. Foreign steel’s share of the steel market remains significant, and the U.S. continues to be the world’s largest market for imported steel.

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    That's what always happens when tariffs are put in place. It doesn't create more jobs, in the long-term. It just increases costs paid by raw materials consumers, and eventually end consumers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    That's what always happens when tariffs are put in place. It doesn't create more jobs, in the long-term. It just increases costs paid by raw materials consumers, and eventually end consumers.
    Trump doesn't understand that because daddy bought his Econ degree from Penn.
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    Trump doesn't understand that because daddy bought his Econ degree from Penn.
    Yeah, but if he actually understood things he'd be just as bad as the rest of those Wharton scumbags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Yeah, but if he actually understood things he'd be just as bad as the rest of those Wharton scumbags.
    Yeah, but he'd also be smart enough to legitimately be ultra-rich, and therefore not be compromised by foreign creditors.

    Either way, it's a lose-lose situation for America.

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    Man trade wars are so easy to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by French Rage View Post
    Man trade wars are so easy to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Sure would you buy more expensive domestic products that are more because their raw materials have had tariffs?
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    Man trade wars are so easy to win.
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