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BSW Random Evidence

BSW Random Evidence

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SDI 2008closing randomness
Burk/Stone/Walters Lab BSW - CLOSING RANDOMNESS
BSW - CLOSING RANDOMNESS ......................................................................................................................................................1A/T: Capitalism K – Perm Best .............................................................................................................................................................2A/T: Capitalism K – Cap = Freedom ....................................................................................................................................................3A/T: No Value to Life .............................................................................................................................................................................4WARMING IMPACT – Terrorism ........................................................................................................................................................5High Oil Prices Recession .................................................................................................................................................................6Oil Prices - Perception Key ...................................................................................................................................................................7High Oil Prices Recession .................................................................................................................................................................8AT: Oil Price Forecast ............................................................................................................................................................................9A/T: High Oil prices will hurt Economy ..............................................................................................................................................10A/T: High Oil prices will hurt Economy ..............................................................................................................................................11A/T: High Oil prices will hurt Economy ..............................................................................................................................................12A/T: High Oil prices will hurt Economy ..............................................................................................................................................13 Non-Unique: Oil Price Fluctuations ....................................................................................................................................................14Economy Resilient – U.S.....................................................................................................................................................................15Economy Resilient – World ................................................................................................................................................................16Econ War ........................................................................................................................................................................................17US Econ Global Econ .......................................................................................................................................................................18LOST not solve Arctic Conflict ..........................................................................................................................................................19Low Oil Prices
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SDI 2008closing randomness
Burk/Stone/Walters Lab A/T: Capitalism K – Perm BestResistance is possible from within capitalism – The perm is the best option.Monthly Review ‘02
[February 20, v53 i9 p1 (14)]
The future is open because for all its coherence,
capitalism is itself not a closed system. It allows for private and public spacesthat can nurture resistance
(and are the results of prior resistance).
 
It includes its own ideological and material contradictionsthat can be, and have been, used to create further openings. Struggles
as heightened moments with openings to new experiencesand awareness,
 
are themselves ways of standing outside of the system, even if only partially
and temporarily,
to create ameasure of liberated space.
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SDI 2008closing randomness
Burk/Stone/Walters Lab A/T: Capitalism K – Cap = FreedomOnly Capitalism allows for full freedom. Alternative to Capitalism is totalitarianism and the GulagHeffer '8
[Simon, "If trust in capitalism is gone, we're doomed," The Telegra ( ), March 22, 2008http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2008/03/22/do2201.xmldownload date: 3-23-08]
There is no political system without flaws: however, some have more flaws than others. It has always struck me thatcapitalism is by far the best of the lot. It is the only way to allow personal freedom its most complete expression
 
, and to build prosperity.
The state of the Soviet bloc by the time the Iron Curtain fell, or of China at Mao's death, should make thecase against the alternative more powerfully than I ever could. As
the American writer and philosopher Ayn
Rand once put it:"The difference between a welfare state and a totalitarian state is a matter of time."
The difficulty with capitalism is that some capitalists do dirty things with other people's money: such as the scam this week, in which someonemay have walked off with £100 million profit after spreading false rumours about the state of HBOS. We reported yesterday the existence of adirty tricks department in a hedge fund that tried, maliciously, to move markets. The authorities here rightly come down heavily on such practices- or say they do. But capitalism is global. The HBOS scam is thought to have originated in the Far East, possibly in Singapore. Punishing peoplewho commit crimes in our jurisdiction is one thing. Punishing those who do it abroad, but affect us here, is less easily handled.Many seem to think that dishonest practices such as these have only been invented since capitalism entered its latest, rampant phase since the late1980s. I'm afraid this is not so. At Easter, we might remember Christ throwing the moneylenders out of the temple; or the expulsion of the Jewsfrom England by Edward I in 1290, partly because they were accused of clipping the edges off coins, putting them back into circulation andmelting down the parings into bullion. More recently, insider trading was considered quite normal until a few years ago. It was indeed disclosed -though, sadly, not until after his death in 2005 - that Sir Edward Heath had benefited from this in the 1960s, becoming rich thanks to share tipsgiven him by insiders who wished to curry favour with him when he led the Tory party.But now that almost all of us have a stake in this system - whether directly through investments that we hold, or through our pension funds andlife assurance policies - it matters more than ever that capitalism should be run fairly. If confidence in capitalism is destroyed by thieves and other  brands of criminal, then we are finished. I am in no doubt that anyone found to be running a dirty tricks department within British jurisdictionshould be prosecuted and, if convicted, sent to prison and fined a sum relevant to the proceeds of their theft. We deserve no less from justice.But what if the originators of such crimes are abroad? If they are in a jurisdiction that understands the importance of upholding the rules (and Isuppose Singapore, which did for Nick Leeson and Jim Slater, is one such), then I trust we can rely on the co-operation of authorities in thosecountries to come down heavily on transgressors. Some jurisdictions may not be so willing to enforce the rules, and in that case we have to getnasty. Strict economic sanctions by all developed nations against such states, of the sort America has operated for half a century against Cuba,may be the only way to deal with it. In the internet age, policing becomes a nightmare.It is, however, only because capitalism is now global that our prosperity is now so significant. It brings with it risks other than those simply of economic judgment. If we have the will to punish the crooks the means ought to follow.
And if we still think capitalism isn't worth thecandle, let us recall that the alternative ends in the gulag.
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