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  •  yeah, I've heard that argument (1+ / 0-)
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    that private property is made possible by police powers - be they wielded by feudal warlords or a centralized bureaucratic state - and I basically agree with it.  Except the logical conclusion from that is that concentration of property is the root of the problem, and dramatic (and invariably involuntary) redistribution becomes the obvious solution.  In a society where everyone owns the means to provide for themselves - without having to sell their labor or surplus fruits of their labor to anyone else - it would be impossible for a plutocracy to emerge.

    Except how could you achieve that redistribution without overwhelming power?

    To those who say the New Deal didn't work: WWII was also government spending

    by Visceral on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 01:36:06 PM PDT

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    •  And if we would stop buying their shit (0+ / 0-)

      Made in China, we would destroy their power. But we need our flat screen TVs and DVDs in our minivans.

      My dog is a member of Dogs Against Romney: He rides inside.

      by adigal on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 04:25:59 PM PDT

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