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      01-15-2019, 05:31 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by usshelena725 View Post
Well.... I mean, you can expand the rationale of my post to larger groups and areas in the past where Big Government Control versus the Free Market has had equal footing as well, and I believe the results were about the same.

Think East and West Berlin. Think North and South Korea.
Those are extreme cases... Socialism doesn't mean Totalitarianism.

Markets need to be controlled in some way so everyone is playing on a level playing field. Without regulation and oversight, large corporations do not have people's interests in mind and would screw over people to get profits for shareholders. A great example of this is in China where capitalism is unfettered and large companies have huge amounts of power and sway. Terrible working conditions, low wages and mass environmental pollution.

Again, very different than small businesses in small town USA.
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