Is Capitalism a form of government?

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Capitalism a form of government?

  1. Yes it is, I'm a conservative

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  2. no Silly. Its an economic model.

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  1. Dot Com
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    judging by contemporary Repubs desire to privatize anything that moves, one would think so. :eusa_eh: Ryan (R) made it compulsory that his aides/interns read Ayn Rand :puke: and now he's the VP nomineee :tinfoil:

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    so is capitalism a form of government?
     
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    No.
    It IS in fact an economic model and as such SHOULD be entirely off limits to some anti-American colonialism president's aspirations for "fundamental change".
     
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    It's a religion.
     
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    Government is the antithesis of capitalism, so no.
     
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    Wait a minute, wouldn't we start with the idea of private property and THEN consider if the law allows it to be socialized or made public? You think everything starts with government ownership, followed by a desire to privatize...because that's what your statement implies. What? Are you a stinking pinko commie bed wetter?!

    :lol: You think a candidate being influenced by Rand is a BAD thing?! :lol: Boy, you just don't get it. We all know you and your collectivist buddies will always suck up to and vote for the central planners, but for the rest of us, a man the understands the ideas of limited government and self reliance is a GOOD thing.

    No. It's what allows government to remain limited. Jobs, not handouts.
     
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    r u a Randian eflatminor?
     
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    I'm a Classical Liberal, a Constitutional conservative and a student of the Austrian and Chicago schools of economics, all of which share similar ideas to those espoused by Rand. So while I'd not call myself a "Randian", I sure appreciate her anti central planning economic philosophy and in particular, the idea that the remarkable ability of the human mind should be embraced.
     
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    You're way over his head. He has no idea what you're talking about. :lol:
     

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