Capitalism is...Slavery; Democracy is Not

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  1. georgephillip
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    Confused about the fundamental conflicts regarding proper distribution of power?

    "Listen, for example, to liberal economist Lester Thurow who writes that 'democracy and capitalism have very different beliefs about the proper distribution of power.

    "'One believes in a completely equal distribution of political power, "one man [sic] one vote," while the other believes that it is the duty of the economically fit to drive the unfit out of business and into extinction. "Survival of the fittest" and inequalities in purchasing power are what capitalist efficiency is all about.

    "'Individual profit comes first and firms become efficient to be rich. To put it in its starkest form, capitalism is perfectly compatible with slavery. Democracy is not.'"

    Capitalism and Democracy Don't Mix Very Well ::: International Endowment for Democracy
     
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    Without competition, capitalism would not flourish.
    It serves little to no purpose for "the economically fit to drive the unfit out of business and into extinction".
     
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    Democracy in it's purest form is MOB RULE...

    You have very little concept of human nature and incentive, do you?
     
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    If we lived in a pure democracy, minorities would not have rights.
     
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    socialism is slavery of the working class - capitalism sux - but it is the best thing going - we r not a democracy - we r a republic ! our republic sucks too - but it is the best thing going !
     
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    Pure Democracy is nothing more than Mob Rule. Ask the blacks how they would have liked this country being a Pure Democracy back when the Civil War had happened. My guess is they would not have.
     
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    You spew more obvious horseshit than any other libturd in this forum. I could spend all day ridiculing your absurd theories, but there really isn't a need for it. No one could possibly swallow such nonsense.



     
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    Absolutely. If you didn't like a law, a rule? Heck with it...take a vote among the assembled, and take matters into your own hands...problem solved...right? ;)
     
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    And the founders knew this. That's why they adopted and melded a system in which this wouldn't occur, a republic.
     

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