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Response to commenter Mr Hari Iyer

Reader comment on item: [Symposium:] Why Does the World Hate America?
in response to reader comment: The world envies America's success.

Submitted by Rob Riedijk (Netherlands), Feb 18, 2003 at 15:47

I agree on the 4 points mentioned. What I miss is respect for international law = UN and human rights. Your last sentence shows an extreme narrow minded view on community and welfare. Capitalist socialism (NOT communism!) is a way of sharing wealth and the scarce resources of this world. It excludes extreme poverty. I agree that you don't make the poor rich by making the rich poor. But equal rights for everybody to have a share of the wealth instead of making the rich richer is preferably. And this has nothing to do with islamism thinking. This simply decent humanism.

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