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    (Original post by felamaslen)
    I should have been clearer. I was talking about capitalist liberal democracies (so Saudi Arabia not included), and I do think it is possible to be poor in these. But it is very easy to become rich, in relative terms. Much easier than at any point in human history.

    The problem with the "developing countries" is their lack of freedom, nothing else. Poverty has nothing to do with the capitalist liberal democracies "breathing down their neck[s]"; it has everything to do with lack of democracy and lack of capitalism in said countries.

    But I do admit that I was unclear; it is possible for a nominally capitalist society to be unfree in other ways.

    Do you not like engaging in debate with people who disagree with you? I don't mind debating you, even though I strongly disagree with you.
    What's that? I can't here you!

    I did not read. :cool:
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    What's that? I can't here you!

    I did not read. :cool:
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    (Original post by felamaslen)
    I should have been clearer. I was talking about capitalist liberal democracies (so Saudi Arabia not included), and I do think it is possible to be poor in these. But it is very easy to become rich, in relative terms. Much easier than at any point in human history.

    The problem with the "developing countries" is their lack of freedom, nothing else. Poverty has nothing to do with the capitalist liberal democracies "breathing down their neck[s]"; it has everything to do with lack of democracy and lack of capitalism in said countries.

    But I do admit that I was unclear; it is possible for a nominally capitalist society to be unfree in other ways.

    Do you not like engaging in debate with people who disagree with you? I don't mind debating you, even though I strongly disagree with you.
    This is in the chat forum, not the debate forum. A very simple question was asked and you just decided to be a knob. Have a good day.
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    This is in the chat forum, not the debate forum. A very simple question was asked and you just decided to be a knob. Have a good day.
    Which post are you talking about, exactly? I answered the OP's question as honestly as I could.
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    (Original post by felamaslen)
    Which post are you talking about, exactly? I answered the OP's question as honestly as I could.
    Bull****. You wrote a stupid comment and you know it.
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Bull****. You wrote a stupid comment and you know it.
    Not really, but I won't push the point any further because you don't seem to be in the best of moods right now.
 
 
 
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