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  •  That's communism, not socialism. (0+ / 0-)

    When the state owns or controls the means of production and shares the income produced among the masses it is communism pure and simple.

    Communism (noun) - a system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state

    John "Sidney" McCain takes leading role in Wall Street crisis. World financial system implodes. Coincidence?

    by edg on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 12:15:23 AM PDT

    •  I believe Marx (1+ / 0-)
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      considered socialism to be a transitional stage between capitalism and communism.

      Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It's simply a choice to take action. ~ Anna Lappe

      by Korry on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 12:19:30 AM PDT

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      •  Socialism is ... (0+ / 0-)

        the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles, a waystation on the way to the perfection of communism. Alaska has achieved that perfection.

        John "Sidney" McCain takes leading role in Wall Street crisis. World financial system implodes. Coincidence?

        by edg on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 12:35:40 AM PDT

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        •  Not if they still have private property (0+ / 0-)

          and government, they haven't.

          Collective ownership is a characteristic of socialism, as well.

          Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It's simply a choice to take action. ~ Anna Lappe

          by Korry on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 12:50:19 AM PDT

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          •  /snark is implied in my comment. Imperfectly n/t (0+ / 0-)

            John "Sidney" McCain takes leading role in Wall Street crisis. World financial system implodes. Coincidence?

            by edg on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 01:39:13 AM PDT

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