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“As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except negroes.' When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read 'all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.' When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.” ― Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Letters
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Gryphon66
I can't believe you just typed that.
Capitalism is a description of what happens in all societies, even those that are communist and socialist where it is ostensibly illegal.
it's the free exchange of goods and services to mutual benefit between persons. It's not an ideology; it's an important tool of survival for all societies.