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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Communism is a Stalinist command economy to these people though. It is what they mean when they make these daft threads.
    Well it isn't to me, and it isn't to most people like me, either.

    Let me ask you one thing, are you in favour of a meritocracy where people are paid based on their skill and what they work for?
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Communism is a Stalinist command economy to these people though.
    Oh, I get that part, silly as it is. I just don't get how "On average, pay female BBC presenters the same as male presenters" equals or even remotely implies "Stalinist economic planning."
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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    Let me ask you one thing, are you in favour of a meritocracy where people are paid based on their skill and what they work for?
    For the record, I'm not entirely sure I am (depends how it's structured, and what the "merits" and rewards involved are), but forgetting that and assuming for the sake of argument that I am, where's the evidence that we currently live in such a system? Whenever I encounter an argument like this, it invariably ends up as a circular one in which the fact of a person's salary/wealth is taken as proof that they must work hard for and or deserve it.
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    Are we really at the stage where anyone left of Dan Hannan is now being described as a communist?
 
 
 
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