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  •  Pro (100%) Capitalist is anti-american (3+ / 0-)
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    fumie, Mgleaf, Calamity Jean

    I would say that being for a system that is 100% Capitalist, which is what you'd have to have to get close to perfect market conditions, is anti-american.  The US doesn't have a Capitalist economy, it has a mixed Economy.  Learned this in high school.  
    So, as long as we have a government, no matter how limited, it's going to play a role in the economy, thus making a Capitalist economy impossible.  
    So, when someone accuses you of being anti-capitalist, just say Yes, I am, but I'm pro the american economy.  I'd actually like to have an army protect us from the terrorists.  This protection (by an army from invaders) is no guarantee in a 100% capitalist economy.  Well, unless you can afford to pay for an army...but that pretty much brings us back to feudalism.  And I for one don't want to be someone's bitch just so I can be protected.  I'd rather just pay my taxes.    

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