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THE Capitalism Thread Pt. 4

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Re: THE Capitalism Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby ralfy » Sun 30 Sep 2018, 19:11:22

mmasters wrote:So what do you propose, GHung, we come up with a system that mirrors your mom's nurturing? Sounds like Socialism.


Perhaps you mean any mom's nurturing.

Eventually, such systems will be put in place, but not in the way most imagine.
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Re: THE Capitalism Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby onlooker » Sun 24 Nov 2019, 17:04:56

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 We don't possess any democracy, we never did.

"...But the roots of the problem are deeper than the political process: the lack of democracy is built into the fundamental structures of a capitalist economy.

Democracy means “the rule of the people”. Capitalism means the rule of the market. Between those two concepts lies a gulf that can’t be bridged by any number of patriotic songs and firework displays.

A capitalist economy, based on private property, divides society into those who own and those who don’t: those who decide and those who obey. The first, most fundamental decisions that can be made in society – what to do with the tremendous wealth and technology that exists in the world – are made with no democratic oversight at all."
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Re: THE Capitalism Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby EnergyUnlimited » Sun 24 Nov 2019, 17:28:35

onlooker wrote:Democracy means “the rule of the people”. Capitalism means the rule of the market. Between those two concepts lies a gulf that can’t be bridged by any number of patriotic songs and firework displays.

Democracy is only a transient situation.
As a rule of mindless and yet entitled mob it cannot possibly last long.
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Re: THE Capitalism Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby radon1 » Mon 25 Nov 2019, 11:00:48

onlooker wrote:Democracy means “the rule of the people”. Capitalism means the rule of the market.


Apples and oranges.
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Re: THE Capitalism Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby Cog » Mon 25 Nov 2019, 22:17:26

Democracy is the rule of the mob which is why the Founders didn't install it as the form of government that we have. I thought they taught basic civics in high school but apparently not.
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