reply to post by Aeons
Your grasp of history is terrible.
There is no such thing as a free market economy, unless you go back to some tribal form of government, which also tends to be communistic.
Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, when Carnegie made the first huge fortune. The bankers moved in to take control and build
monopolies from the beginning.
The best period of economic growth in U.S. history was from the late forties until the mid seventies, when rich people and corporations paid high
taxes, and business was effectively regulated. While there were no depression, there were some recessions, but the U.S. middle class grew at its
highest rate, and a working man could support his family fairly well on his salary alone. While oligarchys still existed, they were kept in check
during this era. It was under deregulation in the Reagan era that corporations began growing in power, and domination of the U.S. government, and the
middle class began to shrink. When Clinton took over in the nineties, he began regulating corporations again, raised taxes again, and we enjoyed the
longest period of prosperity in our nations history. Newt got his dereg plan passed, and our economy was destroyed as a result.
You keep accusing me of being a communist, but there has been nothing I have said to justify your accusations. You are the one embracing the free
market communistic ideology.