Don't forget, in the capitalist world the annual "loss" of money does not necessarily mean loss in the strictest sense of the word. It can also mean making LESS money than the year before, because capitalism is based on the false idea of infinite and growth based on arithmetic progression.
@PeterDuck :) Fair enough, but I doubt most folks care about an economics lesson. Readers understand that the health of a public company is represented by its stock value. A $60 billion drop in the stock market is a huge loss to the company, regardless of its separation from the company's capital.
and i suppose you feel yourself superior because you are a socialist or some other such nonsense?
1. Insecure much?
2. Making arguments or statements about something does not automatically mean the arguer feels superior to what again??? Who was I addressing?
3. Socialist or some other nonsense? Well, first you have to prove that Socialism is nonsense before making statements assuming that is true first, don't you think?
"uh.... the last 80+ years of countries trying socialism/communism/marxism and it failing horribly isnt enough proof?"
You mean like when they were constantly being undermined by the West? You when they were like constantly being underwhelmed by US embargoes, N. Korea, Cuba? Yeah? what about that? Give me one example of socialism/communism/marxism that was allowed to develop by itself without the outside influence and the threat of war. Go ahead, try to be objective for once.
By your insecurity I meant that since I mentioned something bad about capitalism you automatically assumed I was a socialist? So I couldn't just say something about capitalism that I don't particularly agree with? I am automatically a socialist and I am superior to you? oookay.
I see you looked up my profile, which I guess is the only way for people like you to make arguments on the internet - by getting personal, by going through the back door. My profile didn't say I was a socialist now did it?
"you describe yourself as a "Atheist, vegetarian, humanist, liberal, feminist, anti-natalist"..... sounds like someone is a bit of a try hard huh."
What a stupid generalization. Wanna go over every single thing there? You got a problem with equal rights for women? okay, so you are a sexist then. You got a problem with Vegetarianism? okay, so you love torturing animals for your own gluttony. You got a problem with atheism? okay, so you believe in the invisible god who waited 1000000000 years before getting bored and deciding to create the universe and then waiting some more for people like you to "suppose" things about other people. You got a problem with humanism? You got a problem with anti-natalism? let's hear it. Or do you just like throwing crap on the wall hoping it will stick?
"life must be difficult with so many causes that you cant even keep them straight"
"finally, your evaluation of capitalism is wrong. it is based on the creation of goods and services for profit. there is no assumption of infinite supply or growth. wikipedia is hard :S"
now THAT is a wikipedia quote if I haven't seen one. Guess, what? Wikipedia won't tell you about the capitalist idea of infinite growth. If you had your head out of your ass fora minute you would have known that without having to resort to wikipedia.
Your patronizing smiley faces at the end of your sentences exemplify infantile mentality.
"guess you arent as smart as you think you are :S"
I never said I was.
uh.... the last 80+ years of countries trying socialism/communism/marxism and it failing horribly isnt enough proof?
lol who is the idiot? you describe yourself as a "Atheist, vegetarian, humanist, liberal, feminist, anti-natalist"..... sounds like someone is a bit of a try hard huh. life must be difficult with so many causes that you cant even keep them straight
finally, your evaluation of capitalism is wrong. it is based on the creation of goods and services for profit. there is no assumption of infinite supply or growth. wikipedia is hard :S
guess you arent as smart as you think you are :S