posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 06:49 PM
Originally posted by John_Rodger_Cornman
Pure capitalism(deregulated capitalism)would get us another recession scenario.
What we need is ALOT smaller government and ALOT stronger unions.
There is no "pure" capitalism. Capitalism is the private ownership of the means of production. It can exist as that under any political system,
Capitalism is capitalism, private ownership of the means of production, no matter what is looks like.
Under capitalism smaller government means less oversight, and more exploitation, not less. Capitalism requires government, it can not work without
it. To understand what it would be like without government oversight just look at the industrial revolution in Britain.
The only way we can have less, or even no, government, is if the workers owned the means of production. Other wise capitalists would become the de
facto state, a government would re-from from them because they hold the economic power to do so. The reason government gets more totalitarian is
because capitalists gain more power over it. A totalitarian state is what capitalists want, as long as they control it. The more they can control
the state, the more they can exploit it for their own gain. Power and control is what it's all about, the government we have is a result of
capitalism. We need to change the economy to change the government.