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Forum Post: The Solution To It All

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 12, 2012, 5:10 p.m. EST by TheGreedyCapitalist (47) from Long Beach, CA
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Turn a blind eye to the companies that outsource jobs or make faulty products or lie and commit fraud. Stop buying from them.

Small and moderate sized businesses for the most part do not outsource jobs, or have a serious hand in politics.

These big corporations only have power because you keep buying thier products and services. Putting money in their pockets.

Stop using banks, buying from large convenience stores or electronics stores (ect). You can get the same products from a small or moderate sized reputable business. It may cost more at first but in the end it is worth it.

Once big corporations start losing money they will change or go out of business. If you start buying local, small or moderate, honest, you will see a change. You will make a change.

The 99% control the wealth of the 1%. The 1% make their money mainly off the 99%. The 99% can change who gets their money just by the decision of where to buy what. That is where it starts.

Wouldn't you want your money to go to someone starting a small business rather than someone dominating the market anyway?

There are so many benifits to buying small and local also;

It creates more competition within the industry, that drives down prices and stops market dominators from controlling the cost of a good.

It does create more jobs. It also inspires more people to take their skills and put them to use in their own business, because they know people will back them and they will stand a chance against the larger companies.

You are the beginning of the cash flow. You have the responsiblity to make wise choices with your purchases to better impact the world.

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[-] 1 points by philosophersstoned (233) from Gypsum, CO 2 years ago

Buying local is great and everyone should do it - however the only result of Wallmart, Goldman-Sachs, and Halliburton going bankrupt would be thousands of jobs lost, the people that got rich off of those companies would still have all the money.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

The strategy is not to put Walmart and others out of business, the purpose is to put them out of government. When they stop contributing to political campaigns, we will stop boycotting their products.

We boycott products every day by refusing to purchase any that are priced too high. They don't go out of business, they lower the price. Their choice is to change political practices or go out of business.

Walmart is not the only choice to get low prices. I get much lower grocery prices at Winco. One thing I have learned from the younger generation is to think outside the box. For every problem there are alternative solutions.

Spreading our purchases between alternative sources also spreads the concentrated power, economic and political, that the great corporations now enjoy.

The rich 1% only have 40% of the money. We still have the upper hand if we understand and choose to use it. If we continue the present course, the price will be both decreased wealth and liberty.

[-] 1 points by TheGreedyCapitalist (47) from Long Beach, CA 2 years ago

I agree, but it is going to get worse before it can get better. We can't keep supporting compaines that are unethical just so people can keep their jobs. I know that sounds bad, but it will create a stronger more stable future.

It won't be easy I know that for sure.

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 2 years ago

"You can get the same products from a small or moderate sized reputable business. It may cost more at first but in the end it is worth it."

What do we do when the moderate sized business becomes the 1%? You do realize there will always be a 1%,

[-] 1 points by TheGreedyCapitalist (47) from Long Beach, CA 2 years ago

Thats not a bad thing though. There can be honest and hard working wealthy people. There is.

There will always be wealthy people, but we can choose the responsible ones who give back and don't game the system to be them.

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[-] 0 points by dreamingforward (394) from Tacoma, WA 2 years ago

Your point is valid except for one point: land property. The land was not created by the ingenuity of any entrepreneur, but those who acquired the land are (or were) generally the ones who were most violent or callous. So the system is, in effect, and generally, still rewarding them.

And besides, greed is simply and will never be a sustainable proposition. What do you suppose is the end-game of an economic system premised on greed? A total wasteland -- that is the only possible end-game. Get in the game, asshole.

[-] 1 points by TheGreedyCapitalist (47) from Long Beach, CA 2 years ago

What are you talking about? Get a clue.

[-] 0 points by dreamingforward (394) from Tacoma, WA 2 years ago

Is that the reply of an intelligent businessman?

[-] -1 points by kingscrossection (1203) 2 years ago

Without banks how do you propose to buy a house? Maybe squat? Oh wait that's illegal.

[-] 2 points by nucleus (3291) 2 years ago

Ever hear of credit unions or private mortgages?

[-] 1 points by TheGreedyCapitalist (47) from Long Beach, CA 2 years ago

You don't have to buy a house outright. You can rent to own, or just rent.

People who get loans to buy a house never really own it anyway (until they are 70). If they don't make a payment thier house gets forclosed on. It's pretty much rent.

If you want to get a loan that is fine, but you cannot complain when you have a choice.

[-] 1 points by kingscrossection (1203) 2 years ago

Well of course you can't complain or shouldn't complain if you have a choice but how often have you heard of people renting a house while saving the money to buy the house and actually doing so?

[-] 1 points by TheGreedyCapitalist (47) from Long Beach, CA 2 years ago

Not often, but it is a responsible way of doing so.

[-] 1 points by kingscrossection (1203) 2 years ago

Yes I do agree but more often than not, if you have enough money to drop on a $150,000 house then they will go for a more expensive house.

[-] -2 points by capella (199) 2 years ago

not for ows people.

[-] 2 points by kingscrossection (1203) 2 years ago

Its still illegal

[-] 1 points by TheGreedyCapitalist (47) from Long Beach, CA 2 years ago

Was that saracasm or do you really belive if you do it, it's legal?