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For those who complain about gas prices.
« on: May 24, 2004, 01:46:20 PM »
Capitalism - an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market.


That's capitalism for you...so stop complaining about gas companies/OPEC states gouging America  ;)

It is their patriotic duty.


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Capitalism and political ideologies
Some political ideologies favor capitalism:

Libertarianism, sometimes also called classical liberalism, defends a capitalist free market with minimal state intervention. Minarchist libertarians see the role for government in the economy as solely defending the rights of the participants against violence, theft, fraud, and damages such as pollution. Anarcho-capitalists see no role for government whatsoever.

Conservatism varies depending on countries in its specific stances. In Western nations, conservatives often defend the status quo of capitalist practices. Most people who call themselves politically conservative however, economically subscribe to Mercantilism. See also political conservatism.

Objectivism argues that from the individual's standpoint, the only moral economic system is capitalism, since capitalism itself can never come to exist without free men who act rationally and within the bounds of their unalienable, and rationally derived, rights.



Some ideologies favor a mixed economy with capitalist and state-run elements:

Mercantilism defends a mostly free market within the nation, but proposes state intervention to protect domestic commerce and industries against foreign competition. See also protectionism, and in opposition, free trade, and Crony capitalism.

Social democracy and new liberalism argue for extensive state regulation and partial intervention in an otherwise capitalist economy. Social democrats occupy a position between socialists and classical liberals with regards to economic matters. They see a need for government to regulate employment, trade, and labor, and sometimes favor nationalization of certain industries. See also welfare state, political liberalism.

Distributism desires an economy with private property and with almost all people possessing a means of production. This would take place in for example a country of sustenance farmers. In a distributist economy, laws would be made to restrict larger corporations from taking over. Distributists favor achieving these goals not primarily through government regulation, but firstly through grass roots efforts and collaboration.

Fascism established a state-controlled economy with powers delegated to capitalist interests subservient to the central government. Socialists sometimes describe modern capitalism as "fascist", meaning an analogy to historical fascism with its cooperation (or cronyism) between industry and government.


Some ideologies oppose capitalism and support a collectively run economy:


Socialism argues for greater state control of the economy than under social democracy. Areas of capitalism or private ownership may remain in certain sectors (such as small businesses) under socialism, but industry and labor are regulated by the state for the benefit of the populace at large.

Communism is a variant of socialism which calls for the overthrow of the capitalist system and the establishment of public ownership of the means of production. Communists see socialism as a stage towards the establishment of a stateless and classless economy. Historical Soviet Communism, a system of Party-controlled socialism, is distinct from the Communist ideal.

Libertarian socialism or left anarchism argues for collective control of the economy without the need for a State.

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Re:For those who complain about gas prices.
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2004, 02:13:49 PM »
dont u understand that when you make threads, nobody reads them...
 

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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2004, 02:16:29 PM »
^ really??

i was just about to post, that out of those only "Social democracy" makes sense to me, funny as thats how this country is run ;)

.. but the "socialist" state owned aspects are becoming fewer.. they only seem to help out when things need it.. like with our fucked up rail system.
 

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Re:For those who complain about gas prices.
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2004, 02:43:36 PM »
dont u understand that when you make threads, nobody reads them...

lol  ;D your too easy to clown.
 

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Re:For those who complain about gas prices.
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2004, 02:47:31 PM »
^ really??

i was just about to post, that out of those only "Social democracy" makes sense to me, funny as thats how this country is run ;)

.. but the "socialist" state owned aspects are becoming fewer.. they only seem to help out when things need it.. like with our fucked up rail system.

We need the government to take over these gas companies/energy in general.
 

Don Seer

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2004, 02:55:58 PM »
i'm not sure about the transport system tpye stuff.. it has been historically here.. it got sold, fucked up majorly, bankcrupcies n shit... and is now back under partial govt control.. u cant have a country without a rail system!

i fully support free health + dental care.

and have no prob if private options are available too.. general + specialist.

i have private health cover through work. and luckily govt dental care (which gives much reduced prices) .. i have to go in for a filling in 2 weeks.. lol
 

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Re:For those who complain about gas prices.
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2004, 07:49:45 PM »
dont u understand that when you make threads, nobody reads them...

lol  ;D your too easy to clown.
Your=you're ::)

 

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Re:For those who complain about gas prices.
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2004, 08:56:21 PM »
dont u understand that when you make threads, nobody reads them...

lol  ;D your too easy to clown.
Your=you're ::)
Your wack...delete your account.
 

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Re:For those who complain about gas prices.
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2004, 02:52:02 PM »
dont u understand that when you make threads, nobody reads them...

lol  ;D your too easy to clown.
Your=you're ::)
Your wack...delete your account.
your= you're *again    Silly foreigners

 

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Re:For those who complain about gas prices.
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2004, 02:57:06 PM »
dont u understand that when you make threads, nobody reads them...

lol  ;D your too easy to clown.
Your=you're ::)
Your wack...delete your account.
your= you're *again    Silly foreigners
You point out the obvious...Seer's new site might have a spell/grammar check.

What will you do then?
 

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Re:For those who complain about gas prices.
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2004, 03:04:00 PM »
file for unemployment
 

Don Seer

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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2004, 03:06:18 PM »
the spellcheck means u gotta click it before u post.. so it'll prob not get used.. lol
 

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Re:For those who complain about gas prices.
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2004, 03:11:46 PM »
the spellcheck means u gotta click it before u post.. so it'll prob not get used.. lol

Wat abaot outlok expres spel chek...options that automatikally chek the speling when you clik send ?
 

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Re:For those who complain about gas prices.
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2004, 03:13:19 PM »
the spellcheck means u gotta click it before u post.. so it'll prob not get used.. lol

Wat abaot outlok expres spel chek...options that automatikally chek the speling when you clik send ?

terrible punctuation
 

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Re:For those who complain about gas prices.
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2004, 03:21:58 PM »