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According to what I've been reading, capitalism and a free market are very similar in practice.
Both rely on the exchange of goods and services to produce money. Both (ideally) have limited, to zero gov't influence and both rely heavily on supply and demand. Maybe you can show me where I'm going wrong and explain the difference between the two. I am having trouble finding big differences between capitalism and a free market.
originally posted by: JAY1980
There is a difference from the capitalism of the early 20th century and the crone capitalism we see today. More like a plutocracy really.
Capitalism in concept works.
The free market works.
Both of those things created the wealth of the nation. Lets not throw out the baby with the bath water now. The government is the one that consolidated it down into a group of filthy rich people. You mention the Koch brothers but why not George Soros? Conflict of interests?... But I digress.
Must you people always be reminded that capitalism has outlasted communism and socialism numerous times? There is a reason Russia and Germany are capitalist nations now. Because they lost the economic war!!!
Going to college doesn't guarantee you a good career.
Being of economic value will guarantee you a career.
I'm not paying for someones diploma if I or my children will never see any return in the investment. In fact a diploma will eventually be seen as a mark of debt, and indoctrination if this keeps up...
you really don't see a problem?