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    mace the banks..., 2009-04-10 10:22:10 | Main | TIME: "More Quickly Than It Began, The Banking Crisis Is Over"..., 2009-04-10 15:19:46

    socialism for the rich v. capitalism for the poor:

    this is a very silly poll. I say that because it's very silly for a poll about structural economic preferences to not include the dominate economic system among the choices. Capitalism is supposed to be a system of private producers buying and selling in a competitive market, socialism is presumably some sort of alternative system where more than 23.5% of the whole economy is public.

    But we live in a system where publicly owned capital is organized for private profit and the public sector is utilized to insure private capital from the risks of competition. Our public officials are, afterall, paying the banks for the homes they're cooperatively evicting people from. How's that for mutual aid?

    It would only be fair to ask how many Americans prefer the economic system we have - let's call it "oligopolism" - to either capitalism or socialism.

    If you can find reference to the actual rassmussen survey you'll find the question was asked and answered:

    "Rather than seeing large corporations as committed to free markets, two-out-of-three Americans believe that big government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors."

    And then roundly ignored in preference for a narrative about partisan division over marx's outdated neologism.


:: posted by buermann @ 2009-04-10 11:19:21 CST | link


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      2/3s of all Americans agree with left-libertarians. Awesome.

    posted by littlehorn @ 2009-04-11 12:33:18 | link




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