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View Poll Results: What should we do about capitalism?
Replace it with socialism, through parliamentary reforms 4 14.29%
Replace it with socialism, through revolution 4 14.29%
Use more public regulations to counteract some of its consequences 12 42.86%
Scale down public regulations to let the free market run its course 6 21.43%
Nothing, it’s fine as it is 2 7.14%
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Capitalism with reasonable regulations to insure that the greedy can't run amok with it.
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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How would it be possible to abolish corporatism but maintain private ownership? The age of monopolies has existed for a hundred years, and there's no reason to assume that the free market capitalism of the 1800s will redevelop, or that it would even be desirable.
Socialism f*cking sucks dude. I would rather a few people getting rich by unfair means than everyone queuing in line for bread, p*ss poor and pretending it's been a successful revolution.
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Old 09-30-2016, 03:13 AM   #17 (permalink)
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It's the best economic system we have created up to this point, and I'd be in favour of less regulation and taxes. But I don't know enough to say if that would work.

Corporatism is the real issue.
And the best way to end corporatism is by deregulating corporations.
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Socialism f*cking sucks dude. I would rather a few people getting rich by unfair means than everyone queuing in line for bread, p*ss poor and pretending it's been a successful revolution.
People are queuing in line for bread in capitalist countries today, dude. Where would you rather live - revolutionary Cuba, or today's India?
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I'd put a socialist system in place instead.

My idiosyncratic socialist system would still have economic inequality and be competitive, but it would ensure that everyone has food, shelter, health care, education, transportation, etc.

I have no inherent love for democracy. I couldn't care less about governmental structure in that sense. What I care about is the laws we have and the economic structure in place. I'd be fine with a monarchy or dictatorship (or an oligarchy or whatever) as long as I agree with the laws and economic structure instantiated. Democracies are no more inherently likely to have laws and economic structures that I prefer.
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