Will America Turn to Free Market Capitalism within 10-20 years?

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    Will American Turn to Free Market Capitalism within 10-20 years?

    There are days when I have no hope. Like today. Are we bound forever to Corporatism, or maybe descending to Socialism? How can the Free Market be established here?

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    Doesn't anyone care that America is going down the drain?

    No free market - no America?
     
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    Welcome to USMB, Wedn. Yes, I care. Our board has a very dedicated grouping of people who fight those in high places who work against free enterprise. I hope you meet them. You will like them. They have answers. They're awesome. :)
     
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    The American left is economically to the left of Communists
     
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    It already is....The drug trade.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the responses...
    surely there are enough good Americans left to make the right decisions
    to lead us to the free market -
    Isn't that what this upcoming presidential election is all about?
    Is there a candidate who can truly lead the country in the right direction?
     
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    All Americans should ask themselves what they want out of life- is it liberty? or is it prosperity and comfort? or is it both? Individuals decide- but individuals must also decide what kind of society they prefer to live in- and what they will do to achieve it... but the free market - will this not provide everything- the opportunity for everything that is- each individual making his own way- looking out for his own personal interests- and then, when that is done on a society wide basis, truly everything else takes care of itself!
     
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    Welcome.

    The answer to your question is inseparably wedded to the concept of equality. Even the 'educated' seem to accept the FDR appropriation of the economic system and, the use of government coercion to bring about some sort of Utopian equality.

    Until the people realize that one can have equality, or prosperity, but not both, we cannot have a free market economy.

    The election of 2012 will go far in suggesting the direction of America.
     
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    I doubt it. Capitalism is hard to understand, while a well regulated welfare start is not.
     
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    Thank you PoliticalChic and EdwardBaiamonte- If the American people move toward Socialism at this point- will this not speak volumes of what America has become? Perhaps the whole world is destined for this result... Europe has steadily moved that way... and the Chinese model has been called State Capitalism (a long way from free markets!) ... so maybe we are just moving toward one global system where all real liberty has been extinguished... and what then are people living for? just more and more stuff?
     

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