Do you want a meritocracy?

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  1. no fat chicks

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    And what would that mean?
    Would we have to enact certain socialist style controls, free healthcare ( at least for anyone under 25) inheritance re-distribution after a certain point (10 million) and other controls to give everyone a more equal start.
     
  2. ripskater

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    I say we cut our federal govt down massively. And tell people that they need to go get a job and work. Socialism is ruining some countries in Europe.
     
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    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    Sure, with heavy controls like you mention but extended. Given manufacturing advances that are likely to accelerate I also think a minimum salary (or whatever the name is) is necessary.
     
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    No. One of my best attributes is abusing identity politics and nepotism to get ahead. What we have suits me just fine.
     
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    So to the children of useless and lazy you say, "too bad".
     
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    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    They need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and do a better job making important life choices. Is there a more important life choice than who you pick to be your parents?

    Moreover, not only are young children lazy and poor decision makers, they're also more likely to kill you than is a terrorist.
     
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  7. ripskater

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    No. I'd say come to church, and someone will give you a meal. I believe in charities.
     
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    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Does it cover fat chicks?
     
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    No. A meritocracy is inherently flawed in that it is tied to labor, which we should be all striving toward eradicating wholesale for the benefit of our species. Once you get to a point of post-scarcity, meritocracy is a truly archaic concept. Really, capitalism is an archaic concept at that point.
     
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    Ah yes, the old Molestation for Meals program.
     
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    So if your parents aren't Christian or there isn't a church near you, tough luck?
     
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    So, a poor child doesn't deserve to not be malnourished, unless it comes with a side of religion?

    Edit: I like charities, too. But it's pretty flawed IMO, though, if your only safety net is predicated on (1) inherently tied-in with religion, and (2) based entirely on the good will of those who are more fortunate.
     
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    Of course, by weeding them out. Having a non fat body is directly tied to a meritocracy
     
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    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    Interesting. What about with a guaranteed minimum income / living standard? Should contributions, e.g. artistic, intellectual, etc. be awarded beyond that or simply rely on the assumption that people will pursue and excel at what they're inclined toward?
     
  15. ripskater

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    There are churches everywhere in the USA.
     
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    Once again rip shows he only cares about ideology and not people.
     
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    I don't think a church would turn a hungry man away from a meal for saying he was a non believer. I know some un believers on here, and if they showed up, I'd give them a meal.
     
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    I see so how will the church's pay for all these people, they won't be getting that much from their members. Unless of course they must enact some sort of levee on its parish, a tax if you will to take care of the less fortunate members. What a novel system. Too bad we don't have a real world equivalent. . .
     
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    Or maybe come to church and get killed by a racist nutjob.
     

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