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Mohican
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What do liberals think when they watch Shark Tank?



You hear all the time from libs the us vs. them mentality of worker vs. capitalist. Just wondering how they feel watching capitalism in action on a prime time TV show where people literally go from ideas/concepts/emerging small businesses into multi-million dollar companies after proposing their ideas to investors.

Just wondering, at a time when the country is leaning more and more socialistic, what is the significance of a popular show that depicts capitalism in action. What do liberals glean from watching the show? Are they disgusted when they watch it? Do they think it's all made up (which I can tell you it's not, as one of the companies that was on the show is located down the street from my wife's business)? Do they think it's fantasy land and that that's not how it's done?







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Mohican
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Even the sharks themselves grew their wealth independently. Mark Cuban came from a working class family in Pittsburgh. Kevin O'Leary turned a $10,000 business loan into a $40 billion software company. Daymond John, founder of FUBU, grew up in a single-parent home in Queens, NY. He wanted a hat and couldn't afford one so he got his mother to teach him how to sow (learned a skill). He and his mother then mortgaged their home for $100,000 start up capital (risked their money). Unfortunately, it's worth mentioning he's an African American.





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Blue Velvet
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Shark Tank is the closest to a reality/gameshow tv program that I've ever watched but I really like it. It can be silly but I enjoy the haggling too much to stop recording.





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wegotdatwood
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I love when Kevin on the show's. He's Shark Tank's Simon.





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Mohican
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It's a good show to me as a capitalist. It is an entertaining depiction of real life capitalism. I assume it's a horrible show for liberals.

There is a disclaimer that says these are real business negotiations and deals between the two parties and not between ABC or it's affiliates. It's real life. Of course, as with anything on TV, they edit and choose the business proposals they feel are most entertaining I'm sure.






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Blue Velvet
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The deals are certainly real it's just the occasional scripted joke or pun that makes me cringe. I still love the show and watch it weekly. I like all the sharks which is odd because the glimpses I've had of other gameshows I hated every judge & contestant on it. They all have something to offer. It makes me want to invent something bad.





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islandtiger
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re: What do liberals think when they watch Shark Tank?


OK, I'll bite on this one. My guess is that there are plenty of liberals who appreciate that hard work (and a bit of good luck)can enable someone to build impressive wealth. Similarly, there are plenty of rich, conservatives that care about the environment, public education, community development, etc. I have never been one to think we all fit neatly into little slots. Being a liberal does not mean that your path to utopia is paved with Chairman Mao's Little Red Book.

I have watched the show one time and did not find it especially interesting. Since I deal with equity investors on a regular basis, I have a pretty good idea what makes some of those folks tick and my consulting has made some of them quite wealthy. I do not begrudge people for working hard and becoming wealthy, I just have little respect for them if they do not apply some of their wealth to address some of the many pressing social, environmental, etc. issues.






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Mohican
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Being a liberal does not mean that your path to utopia is paved with Chairman Mao's Little Red Book.



I have heard many times that the little red book just wasn't executed properly.

You may consider yourself liberal, but you agree that capitalism is what enables these people to go from working class to wealthy. Most liberals seem to think that ability doesn't exist, no matter what they do or how hard they work. Shark Tank is showing that event, that "leap" happen in real life (my belief is that more socialistic policies inhibits that "leap" from ever occurring, leaving us with two distinct classes, but I digress).

Now, perhaps you don't agree that they should be wealthy at all. Perhaps that disgusts you, as a liberal.

I'm just curious as to what effect a no doubt popular show depicting raw capitalism (being on primetime) has on it's liberal viewing audience.






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Blue Velvet
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Shark Tank
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I'll bite
ISWYDT






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fontell
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Is it on msnbc?





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Blue Velvet
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ABC

Watch it. New episodes on Friday's.






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fontell
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Love the show but libs are watching maddow





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RandyVandy
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Love the show but libs are watching maddow


I watch it all the time (though haven't that much lately). But the OP really wasn't asking an honest question. He's already set the myopic, simplistic script for this thread (liberals are inscrutable socialists that hate success, capitalism, etc) and is looking for a minstrel to come battle his army of straw men.






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boosiebadazz
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The premise of this thread is absurd. But it is par for the course around here

ETA: and just to continue the absurdity, ill tell you what "we liberals" think:

Man, it's awesome these people risk their time, money and energy in this endeavor. What would happen if things went bad and they lost everything? Shouldn't there be some sort of social safety net so people know they won't be destitute and on the street if they fail. And if people know there is a safety net to catch them if they fall, won't they be more willing to take a risk?


fricking hacks.



This post was edited on 2/25 at 10:48 pm


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RidiculousHype
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Does the OP come with his own bias? Sure.

Is the question "what do liberals think when they watch Shark Tank?" an honest one? Yes.

Want to try to answer it?






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boosiebadazz
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It's not an honest question. If it were, he would have simply asked it and not given his guess as to what "liberals" think





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This post was edited on 4/6 at 4:10 am


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Napoleon
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I love how people assume Liberals are against capitalism, just because we are for social welfare and social programs.







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HailHailtoMichigan!
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I love how people assume Liberals are against capitalism, just because we are for social welfare and social programs.
You're right, how can you be against something that totally funds your governmental social experiments in the first place?







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ironsides
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They didn't build that.





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