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6 Things Money Shouldn't Be Able to Buy


Business  (tags: society, politics, news, money, society )

Cal
- 740 days ago - alternet.org
From cushy prison cells to human kidneys, some things just shouldn't be for sale.



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Cynthia not well (340)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:25 am
It's a rich mans world.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:09 am
I would remove number 5 (just because I travel every week, freqently 3 or 4 flights).
 

Jules W. (61)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:13 am
Nothing new. Seen sadly every day money buy's people anything, but, can't buy," love and morality".
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:52 am
I agree with all of these EXCEPT the human organ category.

If I make a contract with you to sell you a kidney....it should be legal. It's MY kidney, after all. I understand the part about criminal elements, etc, but I'm talking about a valid, legal contract.

Nothing wrong with "rent a womb," either!
 

Christeen Anderson (550)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 12:16 pm
I totally agree with this article. Money will never be able to buy true love, good health and unending happiness. Thank you.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:11 pm
Noted. I agree with Pam's comment. As far as frequent travelers, there should be a system in place for them, but it shouldn't be a "pay to play" type. Anyone who travels should be able to be pre-screened, if they want, and put through the system more quickly.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:36 pm
It's not Kansas anymore Dorothy!
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:48 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:50 pm
Lois is right!

As someone who has traveled a LOT....I'd cheerfully go in for an in-depth pre-screening and even pay for documents allowing me to move quickly through security.

The day a few terrorists who are women "of an age" with very white skin, curly blonde hair and metal in their legs....I'll happily submit to detailed screening. Until then....if there's a way I can bypass that through pre-screening...I WILL CHOOSE IT!

And so would YOU, by the way!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 9:24 pm
They forgot something very important. You shouldn't be able to buy elections. Thanks to "Citizens United," it can be done.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 9:31 pm
A big, fat green star to Suzanne!
 

John B. (122)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 10:33 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article. Read and noted.
 

Julie W. (22)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 1:37 am
Sickening! I've said it before, but we have gone from being a society and are now an economy. Seems like everything is for sale if you can afford it.
 

Dorothy N. (63)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 1:50 am
Thanks for a very important posting.

This is atrocious, especially the blatant sale of policy-making... although there's some pretty hot competition for 'worst'...

 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 6:33 am
Money certainly shouldn't be able to buy the POTUS and Congress or the House or any other part of the democratic process. That goes for all the real estate speculators, especially in the inner cities and the commodity traders.
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 2:14 pm
Great posting, thanks! I re-shared it on fb and G+
 
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