Will Laissez Faire inevitably lead to Pinochetism?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Agit8r, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Agit8r
    Offline

    Agit8r Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Messages:
    9,161
    Thanks Received:
    1,057
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +3,195
    I hear frequently that any all "socialism" inevitably leads to Leninism

    Perhaps the inverse is also the case :eusa_eh:
     
  2. Revere
    Offline

    Revere BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    7,427
    Thanks Received:
    417
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Watching you in my profile page
    Ratings:
    +419
    Where exactly is Laissez Faire in existence?
     
  3. theDoctorisIn
    Online

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    36,951
    Thanks Received:
    7,152
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    In the center of it all
    Ratings:
    +17,742
    Nowhere. It has NEVER existed.
     
  4. Agit8r
    Offline

    Agit8r Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Messages:
    9,161
    Thanks Received:
    1,057
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +3,195
    It has as much as true communism has. Pinochet hired a bunch of Chicago School economists to develop his economic system

    Chicago Boys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  5. Revere
    Offline

    Revere BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    7,427
    Thanks Received:
    417
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Watching you in my profile page
    Ratings:
    +419
    Who is advocating Laissez Faire because it's never been tried?
     
  6. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,709
    Thanks Received:
    8,509
    Trophy Points:
    2,010
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,858
    Beat me to it. :lol:
     
  7. Agit8r
    Offline

    Agit8r Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Messages:
    9,161
    Thanks Received:
    1,057
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +3,195
    Many "Republicans" and "Tea-Party" types advocate for Laissez Faire, with their "Who is John Galt" signs and all that lunacy :p
     
  8. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,709
    Thanks Received:
    8,509
    Trophy Points:
    2,010
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,858
    If you don't count the foolhardy laws that turn drug lords into jillionaires by acting as back-door price supports, laissez-faire is in full force in the recreational drug trade.
     
  9. The T
    Offline

    The T George S. Patton Party Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    48,082
    Thanks Received:
    5,472
    Trophy Points:
    1,773
    Location:
    What USED TO BE A REPUBLIC RUN BY TYRANTS
    Ratings:
    +5,517
    And you are just an idiot.

    Go play elsewhere.
     
  10. Revere
    Offline

    Revere BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    7,427
    Thanks Received:
    417
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Watching you in my profile page
    Ratings:
    +419
    Many? How many? Which leaders of those movements?
     

Share This Page