originally posted by: deadlyhope
a reply to: starwarsisreal
Oh I love small business - but corporations mess that all up, and put them out of business.
Force legislation that regulates the smaller guy out of business etc...
And "pure capitalism" is as much a fantasy as "pure socialism" or "Utopia"
It just won't happen.
Then the problem is that you don't understand the word Capitalism.. or are just ranting about the Liberal version of it.. (a transaction between two
people that isn't taxed by their government.)
"Pure" capitalism is the thing that took us from colonizing a few hundred years ago to now... a holy crap explosion of ideas, products and ways to do
For instance, in America you can walk into a supermarket and not think about buying things from the other 180ish sovereign nations on the planet.
Capitalism did that... I've visited countries where people get their food on the black market and the only official place to purchase products offered
gas (sometimes), cigarettes and toilet paper.
Oh! and matches. But back to topic.
What happened is crony capitalism... where people that had a lot of money started buying politicians to vote for them and things went downhill from
Now, to be honest this is the fault of the voters. In their defense, we have had about 100 years of Progressive ideas and policies that took over the
media, the institutions of learning and the economy to make a swath of voters that will just vote to be taken care of in return for not thinking.
However as Americans we are given, each generation, the chance to take the torch and keep Liberty alive. Entropy is on the Progressive's side, because
as long as you have people that yearn to be taken care of you will have politicians that will say whatever it takes to get their votes.
On the other side you have people that believe they were given the right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. To do that realistically
Capitalism has to be given the freedom to work. There really is no other way, despite what your friendly neighborhood socialist tells you.
So I rambled on in your rant, but in closing there is a huge difference between capitalism and a free market and what you are ranting about, in my
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