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"What we tax, we get less of, and what we subsidize, we get more of. Currently we tax work and subsidize the depletion of natural resources."-Al Gore
I've had this idea in my head now, and I figure that telling it to people is a good idea. What we do is, instead of taxing income, we tax accumulated wealth. The biggest problem with this idea, of course, is the calculation of the number(also a problem with the income tax system). For this system, though, I think we could make a lot of the forms one-time-use only or something.
Comments? Questions? Suggestions for improvement?
If it weren't for people who help other people, I probably would be in a much worse place than I am in right now. Several of my teachers have said that I am the smartest person they have ever known, and I'm not even making this up. But I have Asperger's Syndrome and it has lead to me being almost entirely emotionally inept. Things like this are the standard for smart people--one switch on, one switch off. Supporters of individual fanaticism like the majority of the Objectivist movement is predicated on the belief in a superman who is perfect everywhere and the false dichotomy between "the projection of an ideal man" and a man whose main goal is leeching off of society. Thinking in ones and zeroes may work when programming circuits but that's not how it works with people. There is no "ideal man" and most of those whom the Randian society sees as leeches aren't. Belief in the "ideal man" is just as illogical as belief in the Second Coming, but I can forgive the latter as it was invented in the Roman society when the nature of reality was not as well-defined as it was in the twentieth century when Rand lived.
Objectivism may be based off of logical reasoning from assumed premises, but all the reasoning in the world is for naught when it's based on false principles. The majority of Objectivists tend to ignore their weaknesses, considering that if they acknowledged both their weaknesses and Objectivism then they'd have to admit that they are a leech on society. Which leads to them considering those who are strong in their weaknesses as the leeches on society. This leads to the false belief in "I should only care about myself" and the delusions Objectivists get of being the intellectual equivalent of Superman. In other words, belief in Objectivist reality is like believing in Superman reality. Superman may make for a decent story but all-powerful people like Superman only exist in the comic books. No, wait, Superman used his powers to help people who obviously don't deserve to be helped because otherwise they'd be able to fly away from certain death themselves. And then there's Kryptonite which requires other people to oh my god help him. No wait, the Objectivist hero barely even makes a good story(only insomuch as Chuck Norris facts make a good story) considering that most Superman stories are chock full of kryptonite because of how boring and unrealistic somebody with absolutely no weaknesses is.
this journal is rated NC-17. Come back when you hit puberty.
Puberty doesn't start at 17 unless you're a really late bloomer. It usually starts around eleven for girls and thirteen for boys. I'm sixteen, by the way, so I'm just gonna laugh at you as I have already hit puberty. If I really wanted to I could just fire up one of the alternate accounts I got when I was trying to get the millionth account and post with that.
So, in conclusion, repeat the line "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me" sixteen times and end it with "Motherfucker", and that's my response to your ridiculous little move. (I've had that song running through my head since I bought that album with the iTunes card I got for Christmas. 100 points to whomever can name the album in question.)
Why, because they don't share the ZOMG HALLOWED opinion that the PS3 ZOMG TEH TOTALLY SUCKZ?
My opinions are as such:
- The Wii is going to lead the market, but not by as much as the hype predicts.
- The PS3 is going to break even. There may or may not be a PS4.
- The 360... well, let's just say that if it doesn't send Microsoft's stock price spiraling down then they'll be lucky.
The second said something about Sony shill ACs spreading FUD and lies, while said user didn't post any rebuttal of any kind, instead operating on the irrational kneejerk hatred of Sony.