No, it is not. This is what I mean by being blinded by righteousness and 1st level thinking. You assume that because someone doesn't agree with you 100%, and in the way you express yourself, then they are 100% the polar opposite of you. It doesn't work that way.
OK. You refuse to agree on anything (zero) substantial with me. You definitely are the Pot-calling-the-Kettle-"black". I remember that debate with AJ. He actually changed my thoughts on some things. You? lol Kept on with your gospel, as usual. lol Whatever.
If you look back and really read what I wrote, you will find that this intelligentsia as you call it would be comprised of everyone. In other words, no one would not be intelligentsia. All peoples would be educated and knowledgeable. That can only be achieved with improva's axiom being realized. It means that society as a whole will start to agree on things, even though some things cannot be perfect, and everyone collectively will decide if the downsides should be lived with. This is theoretically how a democracy or republic should work. It doesn't work that way now because people are not educated and informed, and do not listen with an open mind and try to solve problems. Rather they try to defend their position, and come upon those positions based on influence. If everyone were educated, then money would have less influence over politics because the politician could sell some nonsense to people as fact, no matter how much someone contributed to the politician's campaigns.
A free market is "everyone". No one should be at the "helm" trying to coerce anyone.
But what I believe you want is that everyone be "educated" to your belief system. Anything else, is not "educated" enough for you. You make wisecracks about my opinion, and no one calls you on it. meh I am just going by the history of your arguments -- unless something has drastically changed in your belief system and you are less bleeding-heart and more logical. If that has happened, then let me know. Because for that, I will dance the jig and put it on youtube (maybe lol).
As far as Improva's "axioms", I have given them some thought. He speaks like he is reading from holy scripture, and anyone who disagrees "has it all backwards" or "has not learned anything". lol
In a nutshell, here are the reasons I disagree with Improva's supposed truths.
1. I disagree with the "gently forced" remark. Coercion again, abeit "gentle". ???
2. Denmark is 6million people......the US is 314million. You decide if it scales. I do not think we should take it as the truth just because Improva says so. If so, try it with states first. California has 38million?
3. I saw his excited remark regarding my EPA jab (they are criminal IMO). Then we find out that he owns international companies that indirectly benefit from all of the "environmental" mandates. No conflict of interest, right?
.............The EPA is one of the most criminal agencies IMO in regards to the damage done to economies. Same goes for California's EPA agency. (watch bankruptcy loom) These agencies literally destroy the economy -- criminal to do it during a bad economy. But of course, some "environmental" careers and companies will flourish and celebrate each mandate. Let's be real.
4. Denmark depends heavily on foreign trade.....and has carried a surplus for many years in Trade Balance. Basically, Denmark industries depend on siphoning of other countries' economies (not bad, but true)
The US had a trade deficit of about $550billion in 2011 (feel free to correct the number).
.....That is a negative of about $1,751 per person (in the red)
Denmark had a surplus of about 12.3billionDKK (or about us$2billion)
.....That is a positive of about $333 per person (in the black)
* feel free to correct numbers.
5. Lets send all of the illegal immigrants to Denmark could they absorb it? Probably not. A country the size of Denmark cannot absorb the amount of immigrants the US takes in each year (legal and illegal). That is a service the US provides (it seems).....and we cannot have cradle-to-grave welfare, until things like this are handle. I am sure Denmark's immigration policy is strict. I have never been to a country where the policy was not strict and logical. I am always amazed by this.
** If the numbers need to be corrected, I am okay with that. The point is that Improva is taking the Denmark model and has said it can be applied easily to the US. I disagree. The rest of his "truths" should be looked at skeptically. We are not Denmark, by a long shot.
NOTE: although I disagree with several of Improva's statements, I still do respect him immensely for his personal actions (believe it or not).
1. wrote at least two editions of a book, and does coaching. Bravo. Inspiring to me.
2. owns international businesses. I am jealous. That would be a dream for me.
Point being that, if our country was full of productive people like Improva, I would likely say "Heck yeah. Let the welfare services roll. We could afford to pay fo them."
Unfortunately we are in bad times. Now is not the time to experiment. At least wait until better times.
<break taking a breath lol>
EDIT: ========Holy Crap Alert========
The estimate I gave above for Denmark's Trade of Balance was only for Gas and Oil.
This is the full figure for 2011.
"......Denmark posted a surplus of 80.2 billion Danish kroner (14.3 billion U.S. dollars) on its trade account last year (2011)"
us$14.3billion/6million people = us$2,383.33 trade surplus per person in Denmark.
.......compared to -us$1,751/person in the US (deficit).
F***ing-A. Of course! Buy everyone their health insurance and whatever they want. Of course.
That figure blows me away. Apples to Apples? NOT even close. Wow LOL