View Poll Results: Do you miss the Cold War?

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  • Yes, I miss the spirit

    2 18.18%
  • Yes (beacause there was no globalisation)

    2 18.18%
  • Yes (beacause I was young)

    1 9.09%
  • Yes (various reasons)

    0 0%
  • No because I don't have memories

    5 45.45%
  • No although I have memories

    3 27.27%
  • I like the Cold War better than today

    2 18.18%
  • I like today better than the Cold War

    2 18.18%
  • Other

    0 0%
  • There was o suh thing as the Cold War

    0 0%
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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    I was born two years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but I feel like I was born in the wrong era: the birth of a massive military-industrial complex, millions of people dying in proxy wars, the threat of billions more dying in an all-out nuclear exchange, and having to contend with a corrupt, tyrannical form of government. Truly golden days
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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    "Secondary economies" are also a feature of planned economies and are brought about in part by the production of consumer goods marked by poor quality and lack of choice. In such cases consumers often resort to moonlighting, corruption, and the black market to satisfy their demands. Secondary economies provide the necessary mechanism to satisfy excess demand while frustrating the goals of central planning by diverting needed assets to so called "nonproductive" uses. A black market for nylon hosiery, to use the previous example, will work to mollify consumer demand but shift scarce resources away from parachute production as demanded by the government. Secondary economies also come about because planning authorities determine supply on the basis of the government's own needs and imperatives, Demand, manifested in offering prices, has no bearing on the supply quotas established by the government."

    Linkage.
    This sounds like a description of any of America's ghettoes.
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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    Furthermore...

    "Command Economy
    A market where the government or some central authority decides where to allocate resources
    Advantages and Disadvantages of a Planned Economy
    Advantages:
    The government can influence the distribution of income.
    The government can determine which goods are supplied.
    Disadvantages:
    In order to function well, requires an enormous amount of information which is difficult to obtain.
    No real incentive for individuals to be innovative. Goods are of poor quality since there is a lack of profit motive.
    May NOT lead to allocative efficiency or productive efficiency due to lack of competition and profit motives.
    Corruption - the government has the ability to abuse its absolute power.
    The economy does not respond as well to supply and demand, firms are simply told to produce a certain number of goods or services

    Central planning:
    Resources and production systems are owned by the central government which allows the government to determine what is produced, how and for whom.
    Enormous information is required due to centralized planning and control. Government planners must:
    Predict patterns of consumer demand
    Estimate technological possibilities and production capabilities
    Estimate the opportunity cost of resources in alternative uses.
    Producers are motivated to underestimate their capability
    Advantages of central planning:
    The govt. can make the distribution of income more equal
    The govt. determines what goods are produced and can prevent production of socially undesirable goods.
    Initially higher growth rates for Russia and China would suggest that as a system of organizing economic activity, central planning is successful in the early stages of economic development
    Disadvantages of central planning:
    Requires large amounts of information: forecasting people’s desires is difficult and the lack of incentives have led to a number of problems:
    Decision makers do not experience profits and losses and are not strongly motivated to make the right decisions
    Incentives to falsify production information lead to poor production decisions and massive pollution,
    A reluctance to change with the market in forecasting demand:
    There are queues when there are shortages (quantity rationing), and stockpiles if there are surpluses.
    State owned enterprises are managed inefficiently.
    There is no incentive for individuals and firms to be innovative. With no profit motive goods are often of poor quality and choice is very limited."

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    No I don't.

    And you know what? There isn't *that* much difference between the Cold War era and the War on Terror era. The only difference is that during the Cold War you knew who the enemy was and that they had nukes to annihilate you with, while during the War on Terror you don't know where the enemy is coming from and where in the country they'll hit.

    Either way, during both eras the government sought to gain power over the citizenry by making them afraid.
    We had more individual freedom with the Cold War.

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This sounds like a description of any of America's ghettoes.
    Black markets exist in ghettos and everywhere else because, by definition they aren't recognized by the government.
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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Black markets exist in ghettos...
    I thought they were Korean markets.

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    What's the point of all these dumb posts your making RM?
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    What's the point of all these dumb posts your making RM?
    Nothing at all. Carry on...

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