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by pigsnoutman
Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Why excessively rich people don't deserve their wealth
Replies: 10
Views: 16974

Re: Why excessively rich people don't deserve their wealth

Foo3333 wrote:If you doubt this, consider that $1,000,000 earning 1% interest a year in a bank account is $10,000 vs 100,000 earning 1% is only $1000.


With inflation above 1%, the rich guys loosing more here.
by pigsnoutman
Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Democracy 2
Topic: White Collar crime
Replies: 0
Views: 1289

White Collar crime

Could have a new situation; white collar crime. A kind of backlash to high literacy etc, which is greatly increases tax evasion situation. Reduced by police spending(but no other crime policy), low business tax maybe. Perhaps a dilemma could trigger it, if the literacy is high enough. Like direct po...
by pigsnoutman
Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Democracy 2
Topic: Policy Effect change proposals, and your thoughts
Replies: 194
Views: 89939

Re: Policy Effect change proposals, and your thoughts

You know how increasing major spending always makes public sector happier and bigger, which makes the game easy in the long term, since the big spending also brings big benefits from high productivity. Having a separate public sector pay which is linked in cost to the size of the group, which makes ...
by pigsnoutman
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Will the UK coalition government work?
Replies: 3
Views: 10908

Re: Will the UK coalition government work?

It's going to work until the lib dems loose the reforendum on voting reform. Then, with nothing to gain from throwing away all their policies, they'll want to leave. At this point, the conservatives get to decide to give in a little more, or try to be minority party. Lib dems are central because the...
by pigsnoutman
Mon May 03, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Addicted to the concept of efficiency
Replies: 1
Views: 8108

Re: Addicted to the concept of efficiency

I wouldn't know about banking, but in government, "efficency saving" are magical. All the parties have tried to fill funding gaps with efficency savings. The conservative party in the UK proposed a plan to give effiecent government departments the ability to take over ineffiecent ones. Eve...
by pigsnoutman
Mon May 03, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Political parties or independents ?
Replies: 7
Views: 12225

Re: Political parties or independents ?

Without parties, you would get a bunch of independants who no-ones knows what they support. To get anything done, the independants would group together, and end up with a party. To fight this party, the rest would form an opposition party. Imagine what elections would be like if there were thousands...
by pigsnoutman
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Breakdown of UK budget
Replies: 0
Views: 7320

Breakdown of UK budget

Hey, this is a decent breakdown of the UK public spending... http://www.wheredoesmymoneygo.org/prototype/ I like the £627M spent on street lights. For some reason there has been some quite irritated people(or at least I've met some) who are annoyed that they want to turn off street lights from 1am-5...
by pigsnoutman
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Democracy 2
Topic: difficulty of game
Replies: 9
Views: 3684

Re: difficulty of game

I don't like how the country becomes 50% state employee and therefore fanatical about you(all the policies to make them happy also make more of them). Perhaps another policy for public service pay should influence their happiness. It would have to increase in cost with all the major welfare policies.
by pigsnoutman
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Democracy 2
Topic: New ideas for the game, need opinions
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

Re: New ideas for the game, need opinions

I would have several situations, for example winning war and losing war, and/or unpopular war. Over time, the large amounts of events(mainly war related) could make unpopular war more likely. Clearly military spending increases chance of winning. Things like secret service spending could infuence wh...
by pigsnoutman
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: NGO's collapse
Replies: 5
Views: 9077

Re: NGO's collapse

Also the welfare charities are being used more. That can't help things.
There are too many charities, and some are rediculous; like laptops for poor teenagers.
by pigsnoutman
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: UK introduces 50% tax fate over £150k / year
Replies: 23
Views: 19399

Re: UK introduces 50% tax fate over £150k / year

What about you, would you relocate as an individual if you earned £150k+? I don't think I would.
We do punish pollution, petrol tax must be huge, 200% ish, since tax triples the cost.
by pigsnoutman
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Gun control in USA
Replies: 37
Views: 27462

Re: Gun control in USA

Okay, it seems guns lower crime rates. But what about violent crime rate etc. With guns, people are probably more likely to die in the crimes, even if there are less.
by pigsnoutman
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: UK - Whip system
Replies: 10
Views: 15307

Re: UK - Whip system

So, the parliment can't remove the whips, because the whips are used by the party leaders to stop them. Surely that isn't too smart. Conserning laws about parliment should be a free vote, cause otherwise you have to wait a very long time for the persons in power giving away their power, which is rare.
by pigsnoutman
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Gun control in USA
Replies: 37
Views: 27462

Re: Gun control in USA

How many lives could have been saved if pilots were armed on any of the 9/11 flights? Some, but there would probably been a few more crashed planes due to accidents. Anyway, the criminals also work out that with a gun, they can shoot people. Criminals will tend to get guns anyway, which is an argue...
by pigsnoutman
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: A new view on house prices and their fall
Replies: 4
Views: 9284

Re: A new view on house prices and their fall

Beware of the repressed zero! I am always caught out the news's terrifing stock market graphs. AGHH! The FTSE is down to zero!, Oh wait its down from 4400 to 4000.

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