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  •  if this is Capitalism, I'm a Rotarian. (1+ / 0-)
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    Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 07:59:22 AM PDT

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    •  How is it not capitalism? (0+ / 0-)

      Gondwana has always been at war with Laurasia.

      by AaronInSanDiego on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 10:12:23 AM PDT

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      •  Well, here's a short list: (0+ / 0-)

        Collusion amongst many large businesses in the same industry, as with the health insurance industry?

        Endemic lying about the actual value of commodities, almost to the point that no one can determine what the actual value of the article for sale is?

        apparently, also, endemic lying about interest rates?

        The government throwing money at banks, corporations, and wealthy people on a regular basis through bailouts, subsidies, and outright gifts (like the blush-worthy 500 million to Amgen tucked into the "fiscal cliff" bill), so that in many ways, the richest parts of the private sector get money automatically without making or selling anything, sort of the way governments get money through taxes? (hint:  the private sector only pretends not to like this habit of the government. Actually, they're envious of it and want it for themselves).

        The rich being able to seize private property under highly suspicious circumstances, such as one guy getting foreclosed on because he payed his mortgage payment early? to say nothing of the people in Nebraska and Texas whose lands are being seized for Trans Canada under "eminent domain"--at what point did private foreign corporations get the right to force private landowners to sell their lands? How do private sector companies manage to have "eminent domain" over landowners?

        If this is still capitalism, it's morphing into something else much more sinister.

        Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 11:49:30 AM PDT

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