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  •  Capitalism can only serve some of society's needs (1+ / 0-)
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    Mainly, the steady, unavoidable, fundamental needs, be they for food, clothing, housing, entertainment (yes, we need that, be it "high" or "low"), toothpaste, etc. It doesn't always meet these needs with the highest quality, best value solutions, which is why we need regulations, standards and oversight, but it does, for the most part, meet them. But as this article shows, it doesn't meet certain kinds of needs, and that's where government needs to step in and fill the void (and, also, individuals, acting on their own or in groups, as NGOs).

    We need to get back to the public-private mix, where the private sector does what it does best--with government oversight--and government does what it does best, and away from this privatize everything, free market nonsense.

    It's literally killing us.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 06:07:21 AM PDT

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