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K-W Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-05 12:46 PM
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28. I think its best not to equate capitalism with competition or markets.
Edited on Mon Jul-18-05 12:47 PM by K-W
Niether of which are inherently capitalistic.

In fact I would argue that capitalism is anti-competitive and anti-market.
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  - Good point! Classic AP headline.  cheeseit   Jul-18-05 10:52 AM   #21 
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  - We don't disagree  magellan   Jul-18-05 01:02 AM   #10 
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     - Maybe I'm naive  magellan   Jul-18-05 10:20 PM   #43 
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           - Thanks, Carolab (nt)  magellan   Jul-19-05 02:34 AM   #50 
  - Yes.  yibbehobba   Jul-18-05 11:03 AM   #22 
  - Straw man argument.  K-W   Jul-18-05 12:41 PM   #27 
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  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-18-05 01:05 PM   #30 
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  - I think its best not to equate capitalism with competition or markets.  K-W   Jul-18-05 12:46 PM   #28 
  - ?  1932   Jul-18-05 02:58 PM   #32 
  - Sure.  K-W   Jul-18-05 03:12 PM   #35 
  - I think I see your point...  Redleg   Jul-18-05 03:04 PM   #33 
     - The guy with a head start always likes to talk about competition.  K-W   Jul-18-05 03:21 PM   #36 
        - Hence the real need for government regulation to ensure fair competition  Redleg   Jul-18-05 04:37 PM   #38 
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  - Question about Venezuela  mike923   Jul-18-05 04:30 PM   #37 
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  - It's a shame we're getting information from El Nacional.  Judi Lynn   Jul-18-05 11:25 PM   #45 
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  - Most Venezuelans Prefer Socialism (Prensa Latina)  IndianaGreen   Jul-19-05 03:29 AM   #52 
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  - Venezuela in effect already is socialist, thanks to Chavez,  rman   Jul-19-05 03:43 AM   #53 
 

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