View Poll Results: Which of these best descirbes the market/government relationship in the U.S.?

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    U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Which of these options would you classify as the tactics of the U.S. in terms of the market and government relationship?

    I'm just curious to see what people think and see what some of our most partisan members think as well.


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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Nearly all countries are a mixture of capitalism and socialism.
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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Capitalism is an economic system in which the means of production are owned by private persons, and operated for profit and where investments, distribution, income, production and pricing of goods and services are predominantly determined through the operation of a free mark
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    Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating public or state ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and a society characterized by equality for all individuals, with a fair or egalitarian method of compensation.
    It used to be that the US was considered a mixed-market system, whereby the means of production were privately owned but regulated. Then incorporated some elements of the socialist system by redistributing wealth, whether this constitutes socialism is debatable. Now that we're in the business of buying up failed businesses and controlling how they are run we have now fully incorporated socialism into our system. "Mixed socialism and capitalism" is the most accurate representation of this. We are now involved in the most wicked and least viable form of socialism: centralized state socialism.

    It's interesting, however, to consider that Marx would consider the federal government a "dictatorship of the bourgeoisie" and thus little has changed. I'd imagine that in the mind of a socialist, this is not socialism as "the bourgeoisie" still control the means of production. Also, the degree in which we will all benefit from the state's ownership in these companies is negligible. Thus you could say that we combine the worst elements of capitalism with the worst elements of socialism.
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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Again, define socialism.

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Again, define socialism.
    I already did.

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Again, define socialism.
    I suggest you and other liberals start a thread on this and study it amongst yourselves to find the answer. People are not interested in diversions created to subvert a topic, in order to teach fundamentals to the few.
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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Again, define socialism.
    Anything extremist conservatives disagree with.

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Anything extremist conservatives disagree with.
    Troll. 0/10. Fail.

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    Troll. 0/10. Fail.
    The word "socialist" is been tossed around so much the word itself has lost all meaning in its connotation.

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    The word "socialist" is been tossed around so much the word itself has lost all meaning in its connotation.
    Anything to **** up a thread, right? You people are freaking lazy.

    Capitalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Socialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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