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Forum: Politics Today, 12:52
Replies: 17
Views: 81
Posted By paulschapman
He should move away from the Mirror - it is not...

He should move away from the Mirror - it is not the Conservatives that are complacent. Labour and it's supporters seem to think that they have the next election all sewn up.
Forum: Netflix Today, 12:23
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By paulschapman
I do - There are things which are 'free' to watch...

I do - There are things which are 'free' to watch on Netflix but you pay for on Amazon. I have not yet seen Marco Polo on Amazon but watched it for free on Netflix.

Season 2 of Black Sails has just...
Forum: Politics Today, 11:44
Replies: 9,940
Views: 373,185
Posted By paulschapman
Being PM is in effect in the gift of the Monarch...

Being PM is in effect in the gift of the Monarch who will invite either Cameron or Milliband to be PM. At the time of the 2010 election it was suggested that the incumbent has first dibs - so that...
Forum: Politics Today, 11:31
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By paulschapman
Exactly - it is a point I made to GGP in the...

Exactly - it is a point I made to GGP in the other thread. In purported socialist countries (since we are told incessantly that nobody has yet succeeded to create a real socialist economy) - it seems...
Forum: Politics Today, 11:26
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By paulschapman
But they are not talking of either of these...

But they are not talking of either of these things. The reference to the 1930's refers to the percentage of GDP used for public services and it was the same level as 2002. Nobody is suggesting the...
Forum: Politics Today, 11:08
Replies: 174
Views: 3,432
Posted By paulschapman
No - of course not, I thought you were you not...

No - of course not, I thought you were you not asking where I thought the 'profits' go in a socialist economy, in which case it is the state. In a capitalist economy it goes to the 'owner' of the...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:11
Replies: 174
Views: 3,432
Posted By paulschapman
No I am denying it has to be that way. the...

No I am denying it has to be that way.



the history of capitalism is replete with examples of dominant company has been surpassed by a smaller, nimbler competitor.



Pity then that they have...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:04
Replies: 174
Views: 3,432
Posted By paulschapman
Same as in a capitalist one the state as you have...

Same as in a capitalist one the state as you have said previously owns the major forms of production - it (in theory) makes a profit - which allows it to provide those services to the population....
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 17:29
Replies: 48
Views: 1,222
Posted By paulschapman
Google does not base it's search results on what...

Google does not base it's search results on what it is paid - search results are based on your search strings. Only the adverts to the right are controlled by what Google is paid.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 17:24
Replies: 174
Views: 3,432
Posted By paulschapman
The word minority does not appear in anything I...

The word minority does not appear in anything I wrote - and that may have been true 150 years ago and is less so now.





Bill Gates once remarked that he believed somewhere someone was working on a...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 17:17
Replies: 174
Views: 3,432
Posted By paulschapman
Yes it is. Any relationship between the employer...

Yes it is. Any relationship between the employer and employee is based on the Master/Servant relationship that holds true if the employer is the state or a private corporation. Further decision on...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 16:31
Replies: 174
Views: 3,432
Posted By paulschapman
No it is not - it is based on production being in...

No it is not - it is based on production being in private hands and the profit going to private hands



No it is based in theory in the community owning the means of production which in practice...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:14
Replies: 346
Views: 10,147
Posted By paulschapman
The point is it does not work - since it actually...

The point is it does not work - since it actually costs money to distribute that money. Far better to let those on NMW keep all their money. As someone has posted removing NI and income tax from...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:55
Replies: 174
Views: 3,432
Posted By paulschapman
a) You should tell the labour party that one -...

a) You should tell the labour party that one - the big co consultancies complained that they were having difficulty competing against the independents. They did the same thing in the US with IRS Rule...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:34
Replies: 174
Views: 3,432
Posted By paulschapman
But no problem when it is some is employed by the...

But no problem when it is some is employed by the amorphous state? Which in practice is the same thing. The simple fact is that these women in Bangladesh were poor even in relation to their own...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:17
Replies: 48
Views: 1,222
Posted By paulschapman
All very well in a corporate situation - now...

All very well in a corporate situation - now multiply that with the thousands of people on the networks of TalkTalk and Sky.



Which then defeats the object of the filter putting you right where it...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 12:36
Replies: 174
Views: 3,432
Posted By paulschapman
You have a problem with poor people becoming...

You have a problem with poor people becoming wealthier?

The existing system of NGOs providing the basics and using the local state to distribute it has manifestly failed.

The only answer is for...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:58
Replies: 48
Views: 1,222
Posted By paulschapman
See my answer to Martin - you won't know that...

See my answer to Martin - you won't know that something is blocked and contains something useful so really we have no idea how many but you can measure it in thousands. It is just not practical to...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 10:51
Replies: 174
Views: 3,432
Posted By paulschapman
Yet women in Bangladesh have been made wealthier...

Yet women in Bangladesh have been made wealthier just by the simple expedient of starting a business and getting the funds to do so (sometimes just 400) via Micro-loans. Not only that but the...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 10:37
Replies: 174
Views: 3,432
Posted By paulschapman
You are probably right. One of the reasons why...

You are probably right. One of the reasons why global poverty has dropped is the rise of BPO (or Business Process Overseas) - that has moved industry to poorer states. However with the rise of...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 10:27
Replies: 48
Views: 1,222
Posted By paulschapman
It is impractical given the number of websites...

It is impractical given the number of websites that it might actually cover.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 10:04
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By paulschapman
Asleep - as they were when Labour tried to sneak...

Asleep - as they were when Labour tried to sneak in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legislative_and_Regulatory_Reform_Act_2006 (Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act) or for that matter the...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 09:53
Replies: 48
Views: 1,222
Posted By paulschapman
Not using a nuclear bomb to crack a nut. I would...

Not using a nuclear bomb to crack a nut.

I would suggest education being the first thing (of course the whole point of this is that the porn blocks are stopping the education getting to you in the...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 09:40
Replies: 174
Views: 3,432
Posted By paulschapman
Why the incessant belief that redistribution is...

Why the incessant belief that redistribution is the only way of dealing with such wealth. With the endemic corruption in the third world - try dealing with that for a start. NGOs providing bags of...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 09:21
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By paulschapman
$800,000 was the figure I read - that means many...

$800,000 was the figure I read - that means many householders in London will be in that range.
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