Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. Christinecedar

    Christinecedar said, almost 4 years ago

    Bunnista, Victoria rules!

  2. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, almost 4 years ago

    It is amazing how few people can solve the simplest differential equation. The integral of dx/x is ln x – an exponential growth. And dx/x just says that the change in a quantity is proportional to the quantity – a percentage % of it.

    So, when one un-named political party goes on and on about Social Security crisis, there will ALWAYS be a crisis, as long as the payout is a %age of the payment (as it is by law). The smaller that %age, the longer before the infinity, but it will ALWAYS happen.

    Our entire society is set up on such a scheme – building permits in Boulder CO issued are a %age of the existing buildings; ergo eventually Boulder will be infinitely big. The number of people born each year is proportional to the number of people who breed (ie exist); ergo eventually infinite people. Taxes are a %age of – you get the idea.

    Urban planners are taught to deal with this growth, not to control it. That is the fundamental flaw of our current society.

  3. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    As we know, you can’t have infinite growth on a finite planet.

    Today the crisis of overproduction has become acute and the system is maxed out. It’s reaching the end of all physical limits. In 2010, David Bianco, the head of U.S. equity strategy at Bank of America, said: “Cash is piling up faster than companies can figure out what to do with it.”

    They deserve our deepest sympathy.

    In 2011, US corporations were sitting on $1.6 trillion in cash. They’re desperate to invest it, but there’s nowhere profitable to put it. Tycoons like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are begging to be taxed and are giving away billions of dollars. Of course philanthropy generates profits too, so the system ends up further saturated. The machine is grinding to a halt.

  4. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, almost 4 years ago

    “Taking it out of their pockets”?!? How?!? Why do they have any claim to the CEO’s billions?

  5. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, almost 4 years ago

    What sort of savage believes that, by not being allowed to steal from others, he is somehow being cheated?!?

  6. Norman Baron

    Norman Baron GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    This is probably a vast over simplification but it seems that there are two schools of thought. The one that originated in ancient Greece or Rome that states that there is only so much wealth and if one person gets it another can’t have it. Then there is the more recent idea that a rising tide floats all of the boats which actually makes more sense. However, the concept that we are screwing ourselves out of space has some validity also. Soliant green anyone?

  7. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, almost 4 years ago

    Again, how is it that a rich person is “stealing” it, by keeping some of the wealth that THEY created in the first place; yet taking it from him by violence is not?!? He creates a business that employs people who would otherwise have no income, and no means of survival, yet somehow he is a "thief’?!?

  8. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, almost 4 years ago

    He created it. He runs it. He makes all those jobs possible in the first place.

  9. kunstlerbild

    kunstlerbild said, almost 4 years ago

    Earth: Love it or leave it!

  10. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, almost 4 years ago

    No, that’s just you projecting your own vicious, anti-human tendencies on to other people so you don’t have to face your own inner ugliness. You are to “conservatives” and “the rich” as the KKK is to black people.

  11. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, almost 4 years ago

    They DO get some. They don’t work for free.

  12. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, almost 4 years ago

    The horror that Ayn Rand envisioned has been brought into reality by YOU and YOUR ilk, the looting, thieving, parasitic cannibals.

    Envy: You want what others have, whether you’ve done anything to earn it or not. You desire things you have no legitimate claim to.

    Greed: You want to take these things from others by force. You want to initiate the use of violence against those who have not.

    Ignorance: You understand nothing of economics, or human nature, or nature itself, or the world you live in, yet you feel yourself entitled to dictate to everyone how they must live, and enforce that vision at gunpoint.

    Bigotry: You engage in collective judgements, rather than judging people as individuals. Like the Nazis, the KKK, the Aryan Nation, etc. You and them, peas in a pod. Take any of your rants about “conservatives” or “the rich”, and replace that with “the Jews”. Sounds familiar, no? Stereotypes and lies, that’s all you have to work with because you don’t live in the real world. You live in a vicious, hateful, violent fantasy world.

  13. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, almost 4 years ago

    I see that nobody has yet explained why it’s “greed” or “stealing” for someone to keep the wealth they’ve created, but not to take the unearned by force. And anyone who thinks that our current economic structure is in any way what Ayn Rand envisioned obviously never read anything she ever wrote. Which, of course, is true of most people who don’t like her. Another example of how leftist opinions are based in ignorance, rather than knowledge.

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