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  •  it doesn't seem to me that a society (0+ / 0-)

    based entirely on sharing would be any more feasible or sustainable, our immune from corruption, than a society based entirely on competition and private ownership.

    "Let's do this!" - Leeroy Jenkins

    by AaronInSanDiego on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 10:15:57 PM PST

    •  Which is why we need both (1+ / 0-)
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      isabelle hayes

      Depending upon the sector, it can be more or less socialist, as appropriate. Natural resources, utilities? Public ownership. Entertainment, factories? Private ownership. And so forth, with some sectors being a mix, like mail and package delivery.

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 11:40:47 PM PST

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    •  Maybe you'd prefer to teach the Kindergarten (1+ / 0-)
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      run on capitalist principles?

      I fail to see why oligarchic economics has any advantages for the great mass of people over democratic economics.

      "There's nothing heroic about earning profit." -Odo, from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

      by Cassiodorus on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:15:46 AM PST

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      •  no, but (0+ / 0-)

        I don't really think kindergarten class is a good model or analogy for the larger society. Also, I don't think a democratic economy would necessarily equate with an economy based on sharing.

        "Let's do this!" - Leeroy Jenkins

        by AaronInSanDiego on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 01:37:39 PM PST

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