PDA

View Full Version : I listened to Ralph Nader speak last night...




Calpico
10-16-2008, 05:22 PM
And I think he has my support. I saw him speak at Cooper Union last night and him and his running mate, Matt Gonzalez, really impressed me. I was afraid of a socialist fest with all of the communist and socialist groups handing stuff out at their tables (Isaiah Matos, Libertarian running for Congress in the 14th District, was there though! Me and my friend ran his table for a little while). They were calling for nationalising the banks and the Fortune 500, dumbasses. The next few speakers scared me too. Universal Health Care and income redistribution were discussed by a few speakers. But Matt Gonzalez came on and gave one hell of a speech. He called for the people to sue corporations that infringe on their rights and private property, an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, protecting civil liberties, and of course easier ballot access. Nader came up next and said a lot of stuff I like, but some I didn't. Such as universal health care and more government regulation in the banking industry. But he called for abolishing the Fed, withdrawing from Iraq, ending the War on Drugs, citizen power (rather than government power) to fight the corporations, stuff I was down with.

Sadly though, he didn't think the Gold Standard was feasible. I asked him if he supported it, but he said there was just too much capital out there now. Is this true?

heavenlyboy34
10-16-2008, 05:51 PM
And I think he has my support. I saw him speak at Cooper Union last night and him and his running mate, Matt Gonzalez, really impressed me. I was afraid of a socialist fest with all of the communist and socialist groups handing stuff out at their tables (Isaiah Matos, Libertarian running for Congress in the 14th District, was there though! Me and my friend ran his table for a little while). They were calling for nationalising the banks and the Fortune 500, dumbasses. The next few speakers scared me too. Universal Health Care and income redistribution were discussed by a few speakers. But Matt Gonzalez came on and gave one hell of a speech. He called for the people to sue corporations that infringe on their rights and private property, an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, protecting civil liberties, and of course easier ballot access. Nader came up next and said a lot of stuff I like, but some I didn't. Such as universal health care and more government regulation in the banking industry. But he called for abolishing the Fed, withdrawing from Iraq, ending the War on Drugs, citizen power (rather than government power) to fight the corporations, stuff I was down with.

Sadly though, he didn't think the Gold Standard was feasible. I asked him if he supported it, but he said there was just too much capital out there now. Is this true?

From what I understand, good money drives out bad eventually. A gold standard would cause some instability for a while, but when equilibrium is reached, it would smooth out. Though I think it would be best to ask one of our resident economics experts.:D