Which is Better?

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    Which is better... Raw, unfettered Capitalism or Capitalism that's guided and directed?


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    :eusa_think: Could what's 'better' change over history?
     
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    Change becomes history.
     
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    History repeats itself.
     
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    we already know, based on the failure of laissez faire capitalism, that there need to be rules... rules preventing monopolies, rules for fair labor standards, rules for fair wages... rules for workplace safety. anyone who says we shouldn't have those rules doesn't know their history.
     
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    Which is better, thoughtful thread starts or those with piss poor strawman premises?
     
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    Unfettered capitalism is championed by people that believe everyone is in it for themselves and don't have the best interests of the country in mind.
     
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    Study the economic growth from 1950-1970

    Compare to economic growth now, after 30 years of neoliberalism.

    There is enough data to make this an easy questions.

    Markets are better than government at calibrating supply and demand, but their terminal drive for cheap labor damages the spending power of consumers to the point where credit is over-relied upon. Therefore, I would support "after-market" policies to bolster the solvency of the middle class.
     
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    Perhaps we should bomb the world out again and return to your good ol' days of having over half of the world's manufacturing capacity?

    LOL
     
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    Did you just describe a liberal left wing Democrat? :confused:

    You know the ones...give me what you worked for so I can have it too. The Kumbaya crowd.
     
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    Capitalism is best left alone...guided by virtue...with cruel death for those who know not virtue.
     

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