Gene Simmons on Capitalism

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Gene Simmons (yes, THAT Gene Simmons) gave a lecture to students at the London Business School. From the UK Sun:
'Debt crisis like fat people blaming bakers'
The first thing I would do if I was the benevolent dictator of planet Earth would be to fire all politicians � who are basically university lecturers in positions of power.

They might be able to quote the existential philosophers but that doesn't mean they know how to run businesses.

Countries are businesses � they have imports and exports and you want your exports to be higher than your imports so you can have a profit.

You want to make sure that whatever money you give out to your population is money that you can afford to send out.

Countries are a house of cards � and when the bottom few cards fall down they all topple over. Look at Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Italy.

If businessmen ran the country, this wouldn't happen. Richard Branson would make a great PM. He's more qualified.

Government makes money by taxing and spending.

It's so simple. If you spend more than you tax, you're out of business. MPs don't know what they're talking about.

And we created this miserable economic state. It's like fat people who think it's the bakery's fault they got fat.

No, you kept going in there and you kept eating cake. It's not the bakery's responsibility to tell you to slow down.

Banks shouldn't have to tell you not to borrow so much.
He goes on for a bit -- pure gold -- and then closes with a few words about his previous gig -- frontman for the band KISS:
Kiss are the only business-savvy band about and I make no apologies for that.

We sell everything from condoms to caskets � we'll get you coming and we'll get you going.

We outsell The Beatles and Elvis put together.

People say things like: "Oh, you make so much money. What do you need any more for?"

Well, actually, b*tch, I never asked for your opinion. I'll let you know when I have enough money.
Heh -- tell it! I had posted about Mr. Simmons' current occupation before here and here.

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