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    Some leftist woman was trying to argue that the USSR wasnt socialist, that rather it was communists. (which there really is no difference if you check the dictionary, they are both marxist). But get this, Communists are really capitalists. She actually made that claim. Can you beleive that?
     
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    In the sense that they take over the reponsibilities of the corporate world (providing and organizig supply). There is no society without capitalism. Communist and socialist governments try to rid the excesses of capitalism (luxury, innovation, enterprise, profit) from civilization as an improvement. While luxury, innovation, and self-reliance are destroyed, the government becomes a corrupt as all its beauracracy is filled with humans who do not abstract into economic models.

    Communist and socialist governemnts are capitalist societies without luxury, security, invention, innovation, or liberty.
     
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    Socialism is the opposite of capitalism. That's the whole point. In socialist economies, the government sets prices, determines supply levels, etc., or takes a major role in doing so. In capitalist economies, the players of that economy comprise the "market," which determines supply, demand, and price. There is still buying and selling, but the government's involvement is what makes an economy capitalist or socialist. And yes, the USSR was socialist, in every definition of the word.
     

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