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- On 21 May 2013
The 9 Most Obese Countries in the World,
proper diet and exercise will not work for everyone
I'm pretty sure that eating less calories while burning more calories works for everyone.
Well that didn't take long LOL
Fat storage is regulated by hormones
Excess fat storage is a result of poor quality calories, not high quantity of calories.
Calories as a metric for body weight as it pertains to food consumption, is one of the main reasons everyone is so gotdamned confused about why people get fat.
Precisely, but I would add that the government subsidizes poor quality calories. Market forces then take over, especially for the very poor who have no room in their food budgets to choose more expensive high quality calories over less expensive but poorer quality calories.
If the government was serious about pushing healthier eating, it would either stop subsidizing the poorer choices or give even greater subsidies to the healthier alternatives.
- On 19 May 2013
Crony capitalism = both a corruption of capitalism and a corruption of morals,
You do realize that the very standard of living we have today depends on this?
Exploitation of near slave labor is not a competitive advantage. You misuse the term.
Exactly. The idea of comparative advantage stems from a time when people thought different ethnic and racial groups had unique advantages and disadvantages in the marketplace. Today we know that's a bunch of bull pucky. A person's ability is based on their genetics, upbringing, and the opportunities their society gives them. Near slave labor working conditions in China are a function of an authoritarian political regime with a large population they can exploit, not an innate part of being Chinese.
- On 19 May 2013
Robots/AI future, we need a full blown welfare state but not state socialism,
As for the rest of the original post, I would suggest that an economy based on the principle that all rents are paid to the government and used to provide equal distribution of wealth to all citizens is the ultimate solution to a fully automated economy. In such an economy, there would be little to not wealth disparity as few if any persons are actually producing any wealth.
Equal redistribution gives no incentive to better oneself. Humans need that or we rebel. Like I said before, we're not herd animals. We need unequal redistribution based on merit, as well as a social safety net for all.
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