Marconius wrote:For lowing:
Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.
An economic system based on State ownership of capital.
I find no problems at all with Socialism. I have a problem with the conservative right idea of corporations and conglomerates running a privatized country, especially as that road leads towards Authoritarianism and eventually Totalitarianism.
A theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage of all members.
A form of socialism that abolishes private ownership. A political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society.
I'd prefer that economic style of government merged with democratic practices rather than a totalitarian and privatized regime. Socialism pulls society away from it's drive to maximize profits and pushes them towards focusing on each other. Capitalism is a step for a country to build up, well, it's capital before the transition towards Socialism or Social Democracy. Right wingers don't want this to happen, as the avarice generated by businesses attempting to create as much capital as possible causes them to keep going, to put down any attempts to then stop the privatization and force them to drop their monetary capital back into the society.
An economic system based on a free market, open competition, profit motive and private ownership of the means of production. Capitalism encourages private investment and business, compared to a government-controlled economy. Investors in these private companies (i.e. shareholders) also own the firms and are known as capitalists.
Yes Yes.....I have no doubt you feel this way............unfortunately allot of people that ACTUALLY work hard for their money and their nest eggs have a hard time sharing with those that DON'T.
So tell me again WHAT exactally is it that you LOVE about being an American??.........since we ruled out our govt. and now we just ruled our belief in capitalism.......you know, the freedom basically to go out and make something of yourself and reap the rewards of your labors........But you honestly believe it is the duty of the rich and hard working to coddle the poor........coddle them instead of providing jobs for them such as they do.
Also there are about 10 million illegal immegrants that come here and have jobs in about 15 minutes from the time they pull the tarp off of the smugglers truck....
Our govt. isn't set up so it can take care of it's citizens, our govt. is set up to allow, and provide opportunity for us to take care of ourselves.......
In America, you have the equal opportunity to succeed or fail. It is all up to you.
But I guess the old bumber sticker I saw rings true huh????......."VOTE DEMOCRAT IT IS EASIER THAN GETTING A JOB"
Last edited by lowing (2006-03-30 06:02:16)