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To: bray

Rather than trying to be like liberals with all their group dividing “isms”, let’s explain how capitalism and God free you rather enslave.


Of course, I agree with all of this but I do wish that someday we could all meet in a room and agree to stop using the word “capitalism”—and refer to free markets instead.

Basically “capitalism” was first spit out by Marx as an epithetic label for western industrialism of the time. Marx’s stupid, simplistic view reduced all economic outcomes to “investment,” ignoring more factors and forces than I could possibly list here.

Suffice it to say, Solyndra would be doing bofo business today if all that mattered was “investment”—and there wouldn’t be any point in any business doing customer service if “capitalism” was all there was to it.

(OK I’ll stop nitpicking now.)


43 posted on 12/09/2012 7:39:19 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: PaleoBob

Great Point, except there are no free markets anymore. The bigger problem is nobody understands the free market since it hasn’t been taught for about 50 years. It only exists in a small percentage of people’s daily lives.

Pray for America


46 posted on 12/09/2012 7:45:44 AM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: PaleoBob
I do wish that someday we could all meet in a room and agree to stop using the word “capitalism”—and refer to free markets instead.

Right! I'm long since there.

I've gotten myself in trouble even right here on FR for making that very point. My contention was that "capitalism" is a derogatory invective coined by Marx to demonize Economic Freedom.

A freedom that has been slowly withering from constant attack for over 100 years, right here in the US.

64 posted on 12/09/2012 8:33:02 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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