Author Topic: Columnist Robert Reich comparing Arizona Firefighters to Wall Street  (Read 149 times)

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Offline shnozzola

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Most human beings want to be part of something larger than themselves. They crave moral purpose and social solidarity. If we overlook this, we fail to understand the means and meaning of social progress.

http://robertreich.org/post/54441489916
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Re: Columnist Robert Reich comparing Arizona Firefighters to Wall Street
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 12:51:04 AM »
How's that wrong?

Or do you agree with it?

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A god is like a rock: it does absolutely nothing until someone or something forces it to do something. The only capability the rock has is doing nothing until another force compels it physically to move.

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Re: Columnist Robert Reich comparing Arizona Firefighters to Wall Street
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 10:21:36 AM »
I liked the column alot Nam.  He is a pretty liberal columnist and as a pretty liberal person I agree with him most of the time.  To write about the selflessness of firefighters, and how the horrible idea (sarcasm) of taxes pays for them, while  conservatives like Ayn Rand and business execs believe looking out for number one is the answer for society, it is the type of argument people need to consider.

Thanks, Nam - too often I post an article w/o my opinion.
“I wanna go ice fishing on Europa, and see if something swims up to the camera lens and licks it.”- Neil deGrasse Tyson