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posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:07 AM
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I dont see your point. I have said that I support welfare programs. But capitalism with welfare programs is still capitalism.




posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 11:13 AM
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You commies really believe there is capitalism in china?
Who told you that, CNN?

Only the elite participate in the free market. The rest of the people get what's given to them by the elite.
Aka communism.
Or you could call it crony capitalism.
Much like what America is evolving into.



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 01:39 AM
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Originally posted by lampsalot
news.yahoo.com...


Oh, because the past of planned economies looks so much better?

So far the worst off capitalism based societies are better off than the even best off planned economies.


Greed and powermongering are characteristics of people, not of either of the two systems, so in this instance, you really should blame the players, not the game.



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 01:50 AM
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I'm with you to a large extent but one aspect of the problem in Hong Kong has to be the shortage of real estate. Somebody living on the margins in parts of the U.S. might be able to have a room somewhere instead of just a small part of a room. The article says 100,000 people in Hong Kong live in sub-standard housing. Which is bad but is only 1.5 percent of 7 million.



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 01:59 AM
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Originally posted by DupontDeux

Oh, because the past of planned economies looks so much better?

So far the worst off capitalism based societies are better off than the even best off planned economies.


But even the most laissez-faire economies are "planned." There is some mechanism in place governing how the economy is going to operate and who is going to benefit. And historically an economy with capitalists calling all the shots winds up being as undesirable as an over regulated one.
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posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 02:23 AM
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Originally posted by DelMarvel


But even the most laissez-faire economies are "planned." There is some mechanism in place governing how the economy is going to operate and who is going to benefit.


I have said nothing to the contrary.

I did of course speak of planned economies as opposed to market economies (as one generally does), not as opposed to unregulated economies.



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 06:34 AM
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There's already a thread on the matter, and I've posted my opinion there as a Hongkonger.

www.abovetopsecret.com...





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