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Old 12-24-2001, 12:17 AM   #1
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someone please tell me where u2 stands on capitolism

im kinda curious. its a simple question. are they in full support of the government? do they want reform? they dont appear to be anarchists, obviously.

what kind of government do you think theyd have if they could chose?

im just curious, tis all.


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I would say a democratic government and a capitalist economy. Nothing I've read or seen would lead me to believe otherwise. I could be wrong though....
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They are capitalists. It's been very good to them.

They are also artists and would like freedom of expression.

They are also activists who would like to see the environment cleaned up, tortue stopped and poverty ended.

Three of them are Christians, who believe "They still haven't found what they're looking for."

I don't know, can any one government satisfy all those characteristics, or do you make do with the one you have, following it as long as it stays just and noncorrupt?
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Bono has both considered himself a "champagne socialist" and admitted to being a "capitalist" if I recall correctly.

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They charge money for their music, so they're capitalists.

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They'd be friends with Keynes, but not with Hayek I guess...

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I bet it is similar to the Pope's *official* stance on capitalism, which is that it is good, but that businesses should be ethical about it. In other words, businesses should be held accountable for their actions, which should always be for the betterment of society and people.

I knew there were problems when business became the independent variable in the equation of life, while labor was lumped in with the machinery in terms of expendability during my microeconomics class. Am I the only one who, perhaps, thinks that people should be the independent variable and that business should come second? I know some people would like to think of me as a communist/socialist, but I'm more of a believer in heavily-regulated capitalism so that it can't fuck people over like it inherently wants to.

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interesting responses, thanks.

holyjohn, what does that mean? im really sorry, but havent the slightest clue (not the first time).



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interesting responses, thanks.

holyjohn, what does that mean? im really sorry, but havent the slightest clue (not the first time).


Keynes and Hayek.. two theoricians and 'philosophers' of capitalism. What else do you don't understand ?


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how much money did they make off the capitalist system this past year? during their entire careers???

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alright thanks, i had no idea who they were. what else dont i understand? just about everything else. :P

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Bono could start his own political movement Who thinks that when the sad day comes that U2 deside to retire Bono should run for Irish PM as an independant He has great ideas and is already on good speaking terms with many world leaders. So do you think he would make a good PM? He has great communication skills too
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Bono could start his own political movement Who thinks that when the sad day comes that U2 deside to retire Bono should run for Irish PM as an independant He has great ideas and is already on good speaking terms with many world leaders. So do you think he would make a good PM? He has great communication skills too
Hehehe, I see that in the streets...

"I voted for the Liberals"
"I voted for the Democrats"
"I voted for the Republicans"
"I voted for the Alliance"
"I voted for the Bonoists..."

He has great ideas, but I think he's better on with the movement. It takes people like him to push the politicians to think.



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I'd be awfully surprised if they knew exactly where they stood on the matter. Whatever they say.

Although, it has indeed been good to them.
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Keynes is not the answer to the problems the third world faces, is it, Holy John?
Real regulation of capitalism will never function (just like "real" communism) because governments tend to be corrupted. It´s ridiculous to think the world elite of capitalism could be regulated - it is them who make up the rules!
And democracy is only a nice cover, as we have seen - one of many examples - in Genova.
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