Capitalism will save this world


taxslave
+2
#2191
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Then, it's straight exchange. Profit requires that one party gets a bit more for the exchange than the other. I suppose, in the broader sense, both parties "profit" from making exchanges but actual profit interest on your investment requires that you get a little bit more for your product than it's really worth.
No margin, no profit, no capitalism.

Not necessarily. Depends on your business. Since you have never done anything outside of making Whigits you wouldn't know. We often trade equipment for jobs. I once traded one of my off highway dump trucks for a log truck for 4 months. Different jobs but both of us profited by a trade that didn't involve the tax man.
 
Curious Cdn
-1
#2192
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Not necessarily. Depends on your business. Since you have never done anything outside of making Whigits you wouldn't know. We often trade equipment for jobs. I once traded one of my off highway dump trucks for a log truck for 4 months. Different jobs but both of us profited by a trade that didn't involve the tax man.

No profit. No capitalism. A straight trade is a straight trade. You profited from the use of the equipment, not from the value of the equipment itself. No margin, no profit.
 
captain morgan
+3
#2193
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

No profit. No capitalism. A straight trade is a straight trade. You profited from the use of the equipment, not from the value of the equipment itself. No margin, no profit.


Define profit.


Does every chicken farmer apply the identical resources to raise a chicken?


Further, without profit, there is little chance of expansion
 
petros
#2194
If you have no turnips or chickens then what?
 
captain morgan
+3
#2195
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

If you have no turnips or chickens then what?


Then you have learned that a zero-growth model is unsustainable
 
Curious Cdn
-1
#2196
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Define profit.
Does every chicken farmer apply the identical resources to raise a chicken?
Further, without profit, there is little chance of expansion

Your mistaken, yet again. We don't do straight barter exchanges, anymore ... just in very poor places where there isn't enough cash in circulation. [See:Alberta in 1931].

When I buy a chicken at Sobey's, I'm not expecting it to be a straight barter exchange. It is not barter, nor do I expect it to be.
 
Cliffy
+2
#2197
 
petros
+1
#2198
Money is the barter system.
 
petros
#2199
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

That's the best you can do?
 
Curious Cdn
#2200
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Money is the barter system.

It is that.

Money and Capitalism are different things.
 
captain morgan
+1
#2201
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Your mistaken, yet again. We don't do straight barter exchanges, anymore ... just in very poor places where there isn't enough cash in circulation. [See:Alberta in 1931].

When I buy a chicken at Sobey's, I'm not expecting it to be a straight barter exchange. It is not barter, nor do I expect it to be.


Cash is simply the common medium to assist in affecting a successful transaction.


I take it that you are equating barter with an opportunity to negotiate price
 
Cannuck
#2202
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

It is that.
Money and Capitalism are different things.

Trumpites think USSR was a capitalist nation because they had money and bartered

That's probably why they adore Putin.
 
Curious Cdn
-1
#2203
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Trumpites think USSR was a capitalist nation because they had money and bartered
That's probably why they adore Putin.

They also like a Petrodollar dictatorship and if you don't happen to earn a living extracting petroleum, you're anti Alberta.
 
petros
+1
#2204
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Cash is simply the common medium to assist in affecting a successful transaction.
I take it that you are equating barter with an opportunity to negotiate price

Putz is as queer as a 3 turnip bill.
 
petros
#2205
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

They also like a Petrodollar dictatorship and if you don't happen to earn a living extracting petroleum, you're anti Alberta.

Earn a living? How? They aren't pulling turnips out of the ground.
 
Curious Cdn
#2206
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Earn a living? How? They aren't pulling turnips out of the ground.

Some of them are.

... mostly in Saskatchewan ...

... if the snow ever melts ...
 
petros
#2207
What snow? I'm still waiting for the 60cm you promised.
 
Curious Cdn
#2208
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

What snow? I'm still waiting for the 60cm you promised.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/...%3DmainArticle
 
Cannuck
#2209
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

I'm still waiting for the 60cm you promised.

Is that what your wife says to you?
 
captain morgan
+1
#2210
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Putz is as queer as a 3 turnip bill.


Man, you ain't kidding and you're also being far to kind.


Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Earn a living? How? They aren't pulling turnips out of the ground.

Notice how buddy deliberately evades the basic questions.
 
Curious Cdn
#2211
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Man, you ain't kidding and you're also being far to kind.
Notice how buddy deliberately evades the basic questions.

Notice how you're a flaming asshole?
 
captain morgan
+1
#2212
No.... But you asshole aficionados really crack me up
 
taxslave
+1
#2213
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Your mistaken, yet again. We don't do straight barter exchanges, anymore ... just in very poor places where there isn't enough cash in circulation. [See:Alberta in 1931].
When I buy a chicken at Sobey's, I'm not expecting it to be a straight barter exchange. It is not barter, nor do I expect it to be.

You might not but most of the rest of us do.
 
taxslave
+3
#2214
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

They also like a Petrodollar dictatorship and if you don't happen to earn a living extracting petroleum, you're anti Alberta.

I have no skin in the oil game except maybe some of my pension funds are invested in oil. But I see the necessity of a strong economy. That means exporting products or at least using home grown products instead of importing them. Importing oil into Canada is just stupid..
 
taxslave
+2
#2215
If all the globull warming truthers just practiced what they preach oil consumption would drop at least 10%.
 
MHz
#2216
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Even back then I did not foresee just how far he was willing to go to prove me right.

In the real world that would make you a flop. It makes you 'great' in your version of the world does it??
 
MHz
#2217
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Importing oil into Canada is just stupid..

The list is considerably longer than one item.

Carry on, . . . .
 
Cliffy
+1 / -1
#2218
 
AnnaEmber
#2219
American style capitalism, yeah.
 
Cliffy
+1
#2220
 

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