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  •  Socialism. In Scandanavia? (0+ / 0-)

    In medicine. In the defense industry.

    Were else? In what other areas has government exercised ownership of the means of production?

    That is what Socialism is, after all. Social Welfare programs are "Socialism" like Washington D.C. residents are "Capitalists." I mean, they live in the Capital, don't they?

    Errg.

    The Social Welfare State has nothing to do with Socialism.

    (Godwin alert.) Well, perhaps, National Socialism. ;)

    The working poor haven’t abdicated responsibility for their lives. They’re drowning in it. -Ezra Klein

    by bubbajim on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 06:34:53 PM PDT

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    •  Begging to differ. (0+ / 0-)

      Take health care for example. The huge apparatus of a state owned health care system is a business just as much as a car company. If it weren't so insanely profitable to just get a cut off the top, the U.S. health insurance companies wouldn't be holding on like grim death.
      France's prime minister is a Socialist, though probably closer to a SINO than the real deal.

      "There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in". Leonard Cohen

      by northsylvania on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 01:49:39 AM PDT

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