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JCC are american Dynasties "Un-american" or just part of the process

Discussion in 'Community' started by Likewater, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Darth_wanderguard

    Darth_wanderguard Game Host star 6 VIP - Game Host

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    I think it's unfortunate that the rich and powerful have a distinct advantage as far as getting elected goes, when their ideas often aren't any better than anyone else's, or sometimes even worse. I think that's one of the shortcomings of our government. Democracy should, in theory, help the under-represented poor to have their voices heard, but when getting elected is largely a matter of how much money you can spend, you can see how we're similar to a monarchy in that power is inherited.

    As to how to fix the problem, I'm not sure. I think we've reached a point where it's not the huge problem it could be, though.
     
  2. GenAntilles

    GenAntilles Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    For the most part government intervention in the economy usually doesn't make the economy better. There is a place for it though and it shouldn't be taken off the table. Roosevelt used programs to make Americans think it was working, even if it was or wasn't. It didn't matter if it worked, Americans thought it was working and that's what was important. The economy will fix itself as always, in its own time. The government need only appease the masses until then.
     
  3. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    To be precise, it was the conversion of the the entire US economy to wartime production. Wouldn't have worked with the hyper-merged defense industry of today.