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“Milei invites other Western nations to drop their focus on distracting social and cultural issues and to re-focus on economic freedom, limited government, and property rights”. This greed-focused, tunnel vision approach describes the path to dystopia. I’m unsubscribing.

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You can write all that about Milei because you're not going to suffer all the silliness and craziness of his ideas. I expect you as a person of intelligence to come back to this text in a future (I'm afraid not too far from now) and regret of you have said about this ridiculous man.

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techbro-fuelled capitalism... meanwhile back in reality, Milei (not Melei, or even Melee) does not have the political power or support to push Argentina over yet another cliff..... not that all his ideas are terrible, but the bad ones are just stupid

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Thanks for sharing will watch the various videos with interest.

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Free-market libertarianism? Are you referring to socialize-the-risk-privatize-the-profits libertarian thinking?

I recommend a reading a history of massive government funding, without which there are no railroads, Silicon Valley, etc. The IRA is in keeping with a successful history of government providing the money to take risks that private capital refuses to make. Donors have little to do with this. Google was funded by the intelligence agencies in its infancy at Stanford. Stanford itself was a byproduct of government funding to build-out railroads. The list goes on and on. This is like complaining about the Solardyne failure during the Obama administration, conveniently leaving out the fact that the government during the same time period bailed-out ($4 billion) a startup company named Tesla as it was on the brink of bankruptcy. Big Tech, Big Pharma, Big Ag, Big Defense -- name a major business sector that hasn’t been subsidized with billions of taxpayer dollars. This is how shit gets done in America. Of course, the billionaires and their bros would have you believe nobody helped them, as if they fell to Earth from another planet. Paul Krugman once wrote: “The U.S. is an insurance company with an army.” I think that captures the core of capitalism.

“A little learning is a dangerous thing.”

-- Alexander Pope

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While I found his take on capitalism and its impact on innovation and societal progress compelling, his views on feminism, women’s rights, and the unexplained results of inequality in modern Western capitalist societies to be half truths and suffering from heavy bias. Nevertheless appreciate the share and always keen to listen to supportive views of capitalism.

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