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originally posted by: eManym
The most successful governments though history were Monarchies were the people saw the ruler as a god king.
Ancient Egypt - about 3100 years - God/King Monarchy
Ancient Rome - 1229 years - Roman Democracy - Roman Republic - Roman Empire
Ancient Greece - about 1400 years - Democracy/Monarchy/Oligarcy/Tyranny
originally posted by: peskyhumans
originally posted by: projectvxn
This isn't socialism. But it is economic illiteracy from leftist idiots who don't understand how money works.
I disagree. Economic illiteracy is core to the whole concept of socialism. We see it happen every time another socialist state collapses.
It's why communist tyrants print money and cause hyperinflation. They have no idea how to manage a sound economy. We're seeing socialism at work in Venezuela right now.
They try to find someone, anyone else to pay for the public welfare and it's just not possible. Human society doesn't work like that. Free market capitalism isn't perfect but it's the least dysfunctional economic model we know of.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: Anathros
As I said before, capitalism dilutes down to supply & demand. Panera thought their product was worth more than they were charging and so they had people pay what they want because they thought it draw higher profits.
If it was a socialist maneuver they would talk to their workers and the public as a whole and set a price that is consistent with what they said regardless of profit.