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Reply #112: We already have democratic capitalism and I have watched how well it works [View All]

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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 01:59 PM
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112. We already have democratic capitalism and I have watched how well it works
for over 40 years now. We could quibble over how authoritarian the capitalism is (and undoubtedly with the very conservative rule of the past 35 years or so it is noticeably more authoritarian), but I still don't think we're going to be able to "regulate" it. It's a system that thrives on production and profit as an end result. No matter what checks you try to put on it there are going to be work-arounds (from bribery to hidden accounts to bottom line analysis - easier to pay the fine than do the right thing, it goes on and on). I personally have come to the conclusion that it can't be done - the beast is too incorrigible to tame. Just my two cents.
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